2013-14 Montana Basketball
Griz Newcomers – HS
Griz Newcomers – Junior College
F • 6-7 • 236 • Jr. • JC Baltimore, Md. • West Texas College
G • 6-0 • 172 • Fr. • HS Oakland, Calif. • Salesian HS
MONTANA: Chris should compete for a starting job this season. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Last season he played limited minutes because of a rotating player substitution system on his team at West Texas College, and averaged 7.2 points, and a team-leading 6.6 rebounds a game, while shooting 48% from the field...he was team captain as a sophomore....he is also an outstanding student who was on the dean’s list and carried a 3.8 GPA. He was named his school’s most outstanding history student. HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Archbishop Spaulding High School in Baltimore. He was a two-year letterman in basketball and also lettered in soccer. He was voted “Most Improved Player” in hoops as a junior and senior.
Junior forward Chris Kemp
Favorite Food: Buss-up-shut (bread made in Trinidad) Favorite class: Singing. Favorite TV show: America’s Got Talent. Favorite musical group: Common Kings Favorite movie: The Incredibles If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: Denzel Washington “Young Version.” The person in history I would most like to meet is: Jesus. Favorite sport other than basketball: Soccer. Favorite sports figure: Michael Jordan. Favorite NBA team: OKC Thunder. Hobbies/Special Interests: Singing, guitar, piano. Not many people know this, but I: Snowboard. My greatest moment in sports was: Signing with the Griz. The best player I ever faced was: Dante Green. The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: The program’s will to win. The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: His intelligence. My advice to youngsters is: If you have potential you have an obligation to improve. Live your life to learn the gifts you were given at birth. My future goals are: Play professional basketball. Have a successful career as a recording artist.
Freshman guard Mario Dunn
G • 6-4 • 180 • Fr. • HS Colfax, Wash. • Colfax HS
MONTANA: Mario could compete for a starting berth as a true freshman and will definitely see action.
MONTANA: Brandon is an excellant shooter and is expected to contribute this season. (Pronounced: gee-feller).
HIGH SCHOOL: He was a three-year letterman at Salesian High School....his junior team went 34-2 en route to winning the state championship in Division IV...he was an all-conference selection as a senior...was team captain as a senior...his high school team does not keep individual player statistics...rated a 3-star prospect by Scouthoops.com...was the starting point guard for the Oakland Soldiers AAU team, the top-ranked AAU squad in the nation two years ago.
HIGH SCHOOL: He was one of the top scorers in the state during his prep career at Colfax High School...averaged 21.0 points as a senior...junior hoop team won the state championship, and senior squad finished second...a four-year letterman in basketball for coach Reece Jenkin...earned a letter in football and track...basketball MVP all four years on the varsity...all-state and team captain in hoops his junior and senior years, and tabbed state MVP as a junior...competed in 110 hurdles in the state meet as a freshman.
PERSONAL: His major is business. Birth date: April 7, 1995. His parents are Mario Dunn Sr. and Carolyn-Lewis Dunn of Oakland.
PERSONAL: His major is business management. Birth date: March 2, 1994. His parents are Stan and Lori Gfeller of Colfax.
Favorite Food: Fried chicken. Favorite class: Kin 248. Principle of optimal performance for athletes. Favorite TV show: The Boondocks. Favorite book: The Outsiders. Favorite musical group: MMG. Favorite movie: Four Brothers. If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: Lance Gross. The person in history I would most like to meet is: MLK. Favorite sport other than basketball: Football. Favorite sports figure: Floyd Mayweather. Favorite NBA team: New York Knicks. Hobbies/Special Interests: Listening to music. Not many people know this, but I: Like drawing cartoon characters. My greatest moment in sports was: Signing to play at UM. The best player I ever faced was: Andrew Wiggins. The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: My teammates and coaches. The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: Is his honesty. My advice to youngsters is: “If it’s easy it won’t last.” My future goals are: Winning Big Sky and national championship. NBA Dreams.
Favorite Food: Steak and mashed potatoes. Favorite class: Financial accounting. Favorite TV show: Duck Dynasty. Favorite book: The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen. Favorite musical group: Seal. Favorite movie: Glory Road. If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: Jim Carrey. The person in history I would most like to meet is: Einstein. Favorite sport other than basketball: Tennis. Favorite sports figure: Dirk Nowitzki. Favorite NBA team: Dallas Mavericks. Hobbies/Special Interests: Enjoy working on family farm, spending time with family and friends. Not many people know this, but I: have hearing loss. My greatest moment in sports was: when our (high school) team won the state championship. The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: How much of a family we are, and how hard we work. The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: His respectability and genuine character. My advice to youngsters is: Always work as hard as you can. Actions speak louder than words. My future goals are: Be very successful at whatever God chooses me to do.
PERSONAL: His major is psychology. Birth date: Nov. 23, 1992. His parents are John and Shirley Kemp of Baltimore.
2013-14 Montana Basketball
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