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When Montana high school boys basketball programs have needed a bucket this season, these 20 players have answered the call time and time again.

SBLive talked to coaches in Montana on identifying the most clutch scorers in Montana. Names are broken down by classification, and listed in alphabetical order:


Gabe Hatler, Billings West, 6-3, sr.

Has transformed himself from a skinny 5-5 kid into a 6-3 explosive athlete for the Rams.

Ty Huse, Bozeman, 6-3, sr.

Montana Tech signee can really shoot the ball, has a very good basketball IQ and is fundamentally sound.

Brayden Koch, Helena Capital, 6-3, sr.

Knocks down shots in bunches from behind the arc for unbeaten Bruins, has committed to Carroll College.

Ta'Veus Randle, Belgrade, 6-0, jr.

Long-range sharpshooter can go for big numbers on any given night, and just set school record with 38 points.

Payton Sanders, Skyview, 5-11, sr.

Strong and aggressive, can create his own shot and has great body control when penetrating.

Asher Topp, Hellgate, 6-2, jr.

Finally healthy after a torn labrum cost him the entire 2020-21 season, hit five 3-pointers earlier this season in upset of No. 5 Sentinel.


Fischer Brown, Lewistown, 6-3, so.

Has been scoring under pressure since he was 9, when he was one of 12 national age-group (8-9) free throw finalists in the 2015 Elks Hoop Shoot.

Connor Curnow, Dillon, 6-4, sr.

Strong and aggressive inside, has a knack for being in the right position to score or rebound in the lane.

Konnor Gregerson, Laurel, 6-2, sr.

Inside-outside threat can penetrate and score or spot up for the 3-ball.

Cayden Merchant, Billings Central, 6-4, sr.

Only returning starter leads the attack for defending Class A champs.

Dougie Peoples, Butte Central, 6-3, jr.

Rains 3-pointers on opponents for the unbeaten Maroons, including four recently against Class AA Butte.


Gavin Bates, Eureka, 6-1, sr.

Shoots it at high percentage from the field (47 percent) and the line (89) to average well over 20 points a game.

Journey Emerson, Lame Deer, 6-1, sr.

Set state's single-game scoring mark with his 81-point effort against Poplar in early February. Can't stop him.

Damon Gros Ventre, Lodge Grass, 6-5, sr.

Go-to guy for the defending Class B champs makes scoring 20 points look like an uncontested layin.

Zoran LaFrombois, St. Ignatius, 5-7, jr.

Don’t let the size fool you, Class B all-state selection as a sophomore fills it up nightly.

Trevor Mosness, Big Timber, 6-3, jr.

Consistently tops the scoring column for the Sheepherders.

Rhett Reynolds, Shelby, 6-9, sr.

Big man up front getting it done virtually every night for the Coyotes.


Dylan Flatt, Shields Valley, 5-11, sr.

Consistent 20-plus point scorer for winning Rebels.

Quin Gillespie, Bridger, sr.

Scores from anywhere on the court, whether inside, mid-range or from the perimeter.

Rodrigo Takano, Terry, sr.

Among the most consistent threats in the state, he is a lock for 20 points per night.