Brandon The Boy and Jerrod Four Colors helped lead the Box Elder boys basketball program to new heights as the Bears captured two of the last three Class 'C' State Basketball titles. On Wednesday, they continued to set the standard by signing to play college basketball.
Four Colors signed his Letter of Intent to play for MSU-Northern in nearby Havre while The Boy signed to play for Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Box Elder's Athletic Director and football coach Neal Rosette told KFBB that he can't remember the last time the school had a student sign to play in college, and that the senior duo has set a great example for younger students and the rest of the community. The Boy and Four Colors were more than happy to see their hard work pay off on Wednesday.
"This is what I wanted to do when I was at the playground as a little kid, getting a college scholarship, It's just really a dream come true," The Boy said.
"It feels amazing because it's always been a dream of mine to play college basketball. Being able to sign at Northern for basketball is unbelievable," Four Colors added.
The two long time teammates will now be Frontier Conference rivals. While both smiled when asked what it would be like to play against one another, they each agreed that their friendship and respect for one another helped them get to this point although the friendly trash talk has begun.
"It's going to be fun, I'm going to shake him a few here and there and I'm going to give him the business, he knows that. No, it's going to be fun and I'm looking forward to that and I'm just proud of my bro. He's going to do good things at Northern," The Boy said.
"It's going to be crazy because all of our high school years and junior high life we played basketball together so it's going to be different, but I'm looking forward to it," Four Colors stated.