MISSOULA – Montana coach Travis DeCuire and his staff added to the future of their men's basketball program by signing Mack Anderson of Bozeman to a national letter of intent Wednesday.

Anderson, a Bozeman native, selected Montana over offers from Montana State and Air Force, and after visiting Boise State and Denver.

"Any time you have an athletic post player out of Montana you have to get him," DeCuire said. "He's a phenomenal kid with a ton of upside, and I think he'll be a fan favorite."

At 6-foot-8, Anderson has played small forward, power forward and center, and his versatility will fit well within the Grizzlies' roster. He played a reserve role for Bozeman as a junior and is expected to be a key starter for the Hawks this winter.

A year ago, the Hawks advanced to the Montana Class AA state championship game, with Anderson averaging nearly two blocks per game throughout the playoffs. On the season, his stat line included 2.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per contest. He ranked fifth in the state for scoring efficiency, averaging 1.72 points per field-goal attempt.