Montana Tech Signs Two for Basketball
Montana Tech head basketball Coach Aaron Woliczko announced two signees for the Orediggers 2012 basketball team this week. Butte High senior Austin Davis and Clint Williams from Dutton-Brady High School in Dutton, MT chose Tech for their academic future and continuing their already successful basketball careers.
Austin Davis, a 6-6, 225 lb. forward, will continue to play basketball for his hometown and continue in family footsteps. “I want to attend Montana Tech because both my parents went there and my mom, Shelly, also played basketball and volleyball for Tech,” said Davis. “I plan on majoring in Mining Engineering.”
Davis, who has a 3.8 GPA, is a National Honors Society and Science National Honors Society member. In addition to his academic honors, Davis has a strong sense of community. Davis has been a Special Olympics referee for the past three years and was the emcee for the state awards ceremony last year. He has been an active volunteer with the Butte Chamber of Commerce, St. Ann’s Church and involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the past three years. Davis also participated in track for the Bulldogs and attended Boys State this past June.
“I have really enjoyed getting to know Austin the past year,” commented coach Woliczko. “He has a tremendous sense of community and is proud to be a Butte native, that’s why I believe it was an easy decision for him to choose Montana Tech. Austin has a great work ethic and I have seen a great amount of improvement over the summer. He will add size to our post position and after all you can’t teach that!”
Clint Williams, 6-6 and 210 lbs., is coming to Tech from a very successful program where he was one of four all-state players at Dutton-Brady High School. While leading his team in points per game, rebounds and blocks, he was first team all-conference, all-state and Class C All-Tournament Team last year.
“I chose Montana Tech because of its excellent academics, it’s coaching staff and I believe that the program is heading in the right direction and will be successful in the near future,” said Williams about his choice. “I believe that Tech is a great fit for my personality and I’m excited to be a Digger!”
Second year head coach Aaron Woliczko is excited about his future player and skills he will bring to the Orediggers.
“Clint is a great player with a bright future at Montana Tech,” commented coach Woliczko. “I have gotten a chance to really get to know him during the recruiting process and I feel he not only is a great basketball player but a tremendous young man. Clint will add size to our forward position where he will start his career as a post, because of his toughness, then hopefully finish his career on the perimeter due to his great skill level.”
Montana Tech is on the road until December. The Orediggers will be playing tournaments during November in Caldwell, ID and Salem, OR.