Arlee's Tanner signs to Dawson for college hoops


MISSOULA, Mont. - Over the weekend Tyler Tanner was named the offensive MVP for his all-star team at the Cleverley Classic football game, but afterwards the Arlee standout was quick to admit that football isn't even his best sport.

"It was just something special. I mean I'm more of basketball player than a football player," smiled Tanner after the game. "But it's special to win MVP."

Sure enough just two days later on Monday, Dawson Community College announced that Tanner has signed his NLI to compete for the Buccaneers as a college basketball player.

The 6'0" guard ended his hoops career with a tremendous senior season that included leading the Warriors to the class C state championship, the first in program history.

Tanner was named state tournament MVP for his efforts and tallied 24 points with 14 rebounds in the title 71-67 game win over Manhattan Christian.

On the season the talented guard averaged 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game while shooting 52% from the field and 76% from the free throw line.

Tanner was an all-state selection for three straight seasons with the Warriors and Arlee compiled an overall record of 63-6 during those three years. He also graduates high school with a 3.5 GPA.

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