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Great Falls High's Lukas Vining Signs with Montana Tech

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Montana Tech head men's basketball coach Patrick O'Herron announced the signing of Lukas Vining and Seth Erickson for the 2015-16 season.

"Lukas and Seth both come from winning programs," said O'Herron. "They both understand the hard work needed to build a championship team and are great students and perfect fits for our program."

Vining is a 6'2" guard out of Great Falls High School. As a junior, Vining was named all-conference after averaging 15 points and five rebounds per contest while shooting 44 percent from three-point range. Vining has also led the Bison to three straight state tournament appearances.

"Lukas is one of the better scorer's in Montana," added O'Herron. "He has good size for a two-guard and comes from a great basketball family. Lukas is the type of student-athlete we feel will be successful here at Montana Tech."

"I chose Montana Tech because I felt it was an overall good fit," said Vining. "I like the fact that Tech focuses on academic and athletic success. I am also very excited to be involved in the Montana Tech atmosphere and community."

Vining is the son of Kevin and Marti and plans on majoring in environmental engineering.

Erickson is a 6'3" combo guard from South Salem High School in Salem, Ore. As a junior, Erickson averaged 16 points, five rebounds and five assists a game for the Saxons. Erickson also earned All-Mid-Valley Player of the Year honors and was ranked the No. 1 combo guard in the state of Oregon by Northwest Hoops.

"I'm excited to attend Montana Tech because of its academic prestige," said Erickson. "It has always been my dream of mine to play basketball at the collegiate level and I am looking forward to playing in front of the Butte community."

"Seth is a winner," commented O'Herron, "over the past three years he is 55-5 as a leader at South Salem High School. We are building a championship program here at Montana Tech and having Seth as part of that is a step in the right direction.

Erickson is the son of Nathaniel Erickson and Rebecca Gayley and plans on majoring in petroleum engineering.

The men's basketball team is currently 7-5 on the season and host Concordia University College of Alberta on Sunday Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

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