The Next Chapter: A Brighter Future

Because of his age, Rocky Boy's Kendall Windy Boy was denied a final year of high school basketball with the Stars. But, putting a tough upbringing behind him, he's persevering in the classroom, and hopefully on the hardwood again some day


January 17, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Rocky Boy's Kendall Windy Boy handles the ball during a 2017-18 high school basketball game last winter. Windy Boy was held back multiple times in school as a child, so while he is currently a senior at Rocky Boy High School, he is now 20 years of age and he was denied an appeal to play this season by the Montana High School Association this past summer. Still, Windy Boy is on track to graduate high school this spring and is already taking college courses, while playing basketball for Stone Child College.

High school basketball in Montana means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For Kendall Windy Boy, it meant an escape, at least for a few hours each day, from a life that was fraught with challenges.

Despite having an unstable family life and being forced to miss school at times to take care of things at home, Windy Boy eventually developed into a star at Rocky Boy, and last season, Windy Boy helped the Stars eventually take home third place at the Class B state tournament thanks in large part to a 20-point, 29-rebound effort in the third-place game.

Of course, the Stars were al...

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