Montana Tech basketball got in on the recruiting news last night as men’s head coach Adam Hiatt announced the commitment of Frenchtown’s Connor Michaud.

“We are ecstatic to have received a commitment from Connor Michaud. He is the prototype player that we look for in our recruits- great student, high character, and a tremendous athlete. Connor has had a very successful high school career in multiple sports. We believe that as he focuses on being the best version of himself in basketball, he will reach his potential, which is sky high.”

In the Frenchtown system, Connor is an incredibly athletic ‘big’ with good hands and quick feet. He finished his junior year as the Broncs leading scorer, averaging 13 points a game. He was also Frenchtown’s leading rebounder, pulling down over 8 rebounds a game. According to Michaud’s’ 8.4 rebounds a game was #1 in Class A basketball a year ago. The other number that jumps off the page is his shooting percentage. As a 6’6” athletic post, he gets the ball in the block and converts in a big way. Connor shot 79.6% from the floor last year, leading the Class A by a wide margin. Connor also stacked up 22 steals, 21 blocks, and 25 assists a year ago for Frenchtown.

3 games into his Senior season, Connor is averaging 20 points a game, on 75% shooting. He plays in the ultra-competitive Southwestern A, which makes every conference game a battle.

Personally, I like Coach Hiatt referring to Connor as a prototype player that Tech recruits. He is a 6’6” athletic kid that can get up and down the floor. Yes, he can get down in the block, but he can drop the pull-up jumper on the break. He will be another great addition to a bench that is already a matchup nightmare for defenders.

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