A 6-5, 200-pound forward, Emerson walked on at Montana this past year and practiced with the team during the 2011-12 season.As a high school senior, Emerson averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. He will join a deep backcourt rotation, and may not make a big impact this season. But he could follow in the footsteps of a guy like Shawn Stockton, a guy that didn't necessarily make a big impact early in his career, but was a key reserve by the time he left Montana.
"We are very excited about awarding a scholarship to Nick Emerson of Columbia Falls," said Tinkle, who is currently in Spokane, Wash., at a Grizzly Scholarship Association function. "Nick walked on with the understanding that he could earn a scholarship, and he certainly did that during his redshirt year.
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