UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head men’s basketball Coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Josh Schultz, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Stevensville, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. By Lowell Peterson [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="171" caption="Josh Schultz."][/caption] University of Montana Western head men’s basketball Coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Josh Schultz, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Stevensville, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. “We are excited Josh decided to join our basketball program at Montana Western,” Keller said. “Josh is a pure three-point shooter with great range and has a very quick release for a high school player. We look for Josh to become one of the best three-point shooters in our league.” Schultz earned Southwestern A All-Conference first team and Montana Class A All-State team honors during the 2011-12 season. It was the third time Schultz earned All-State honors. He has been selected to play in the Montana/Wyoming all-star game this summer, being only the second player from Stevensville to receive that honor. Schultz scored 1,300 points in his career at Stevensville High School — the most in school history — with a single game high of 38 points. He averaged 15.3 points per game in the 2011-12 season and made 39 percent of his three-point attempts. Schultz led the Yellow Jackets to an 18-5 record and runner-up finishes in both the regular season and the Southwestern A divisional tournament. Stevensville’s head coach Keith Chambers has witnessed Schultz’s long-range shooting ability, overall play and contributions to the team for the past four years. “I call Josh the silent assassin,” Chambers said. “Josh is open when he enters the gym. But most of all he is a good person and we are going to miss him.” Schultz is the son of Kevin and Teri Schultz and plans to major in business at Montana Western.
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