Two Sidney, Mont., boys basketball players have signed national letters of intent to play for Ty Orton's Blue Hawks in 2012-2013.
Sidney forward Ryan Sullivan will bring an array of talents to the court as a freshman. Sullivan was selected to the Class A all-state team and the Eastern A all-conference first team for the second year in a row. Sullivan led the Eagles in multiple statistical categories, including points with 14.4 per game, rebounds with 8.5 per game, assists with 4.5 per game and blocks with 2.5 per game. He also averaged 2.4 steals per game.
Sullivan chose to become a Blue Hawk after being courted by several Frontier Conference schools.
"Ryan is a talented player and a strong person. He fits extremely well into the program and we expect good things from him," head coach Ty Orton said. "We are extremely happy that he is attending DSU and he is a key component of the program for the next four years."
Josh Torgerson is the second Eagle to become a Blue Hawk. Torgerson averaged 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals as a senior. This season he was selected to the Eastern A all-conference second team. He led the team in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting the ball at a 42 percent clip, while shooting 49 percent from the field. Torgerson shot 65 percent from the free-throw line.
Behind Sullivan and Torgerson Sidney High School amassed a 29-11 record over the span of two seasons. "Josh is a very athletic player who we feel is going to develop into a strong player," said Orton.
Sullivan and Torgerson headline a talented class of freshman the Blue Hawks have signed for the 2012-13 season.
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