Defending Big Sky champions return three starters from a 25-7 team
Montana: Wes is a walk-on who will redshirt in 2012-13.
High School: He earned nine letters at Beaverhead County High School: three each in football, basketball, and track and field...all-state in hoops as a junior and senior...three-time all-league basketball player...tournament MVP as a senior when his team went 21-2 en route to the state championship...team captain as a senior when he averaged 14.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game...hoops team finished second in the state his junior year, going 20-3...selected to play in the Montana-Wyoming All-Star Basketball Game...his basketball (and football) coach was former (1978-80) Griz defensive back/punter Terry Thomas.
Personal: His major is political science. His parents are Bill and Cathy Knox of Dillon. Birth date: June 15, 1993.
A PERSONAL LOOK AT WES:
Favorite Food: Ravioli.
Favorite class: Sociology.
Favorite Book: The Cloud Atlas.
Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad.
Favorite musical group: Blink 182, Drake, Tyga, Mumford & Sons.
Favorite movie: Up.
If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: Christian Bale.
The person in history I would most like to meet is: Bob Kane (the creator of Batman)
Favorite sport other than basketball: Football.
Favorite sports figure: Charles Barkley.
Favorite NBA team: Jazz.
Hobbies/Special Interests: Drawing, singing, going to the lake, basically anything outdoors.
Not many people know this, but I: was in choir all 4 years of high school.
My greatest moment in sports was: winning state football and basketball my senior year.
If I were not playing college hoops, I would be: a full-time student.
The best player I ever faced was: Matt Miller from Helena Capital.
The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: the competitiveness and how nice everyone is.
The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: how humble and professional he is.
My advice to youngsters is: work hard and don't take anything for granted.
My future goals are: To earn a scholarship and to graduate.
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