September 28, 2007

Blackfeet player is 1st-round pick

Explorers draft UM's ChavezMike Chavez, who led Heart Butte and Browning to state high school basketball championships, was drafted by the Great Falls Explorers in the first round of the Continental Basketball Association college draft.

The 6-foot-7 Chavez played basketball for three years at the University of Montana, mostly as a reserve forward. He earned a degree in Native American Studies and anthropology last spring.

“I feel blessed, because a lot of great players won't get a chance to play basketball after college,” he said Tuesday night. “I know nothing's guaranteed. In college, you knew you were in it for four years. But now, I know I'll have to get in shape and be there ready to play,” when camp opens in early November.

1 comment:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
And Sam Bradford, the current starting quarterback at Oklahoma University, is half Cherokee. It's rumored his other half is Chinese but writerfella cannot track it down.
Unfortunately, the OU football team lost their opening Big 12 Conference game today to Colorado U, being beaten by a last-minute field goal, likely ending their perceived run for the '07 National Championship. *sigh*
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'