UMW News BureauUniversity of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Kris Collins, a 6-foot-1 guard from New Orleans, La., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. By Lowell Peterson [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Kris Collins."][/caption] University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Kris Collins, a 6-foot-1 guard from New Orleans, La., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent. “We are pleased to announce Kris decided to join our basketball program at Montana Western,” Keller said. “He is an outstanding three-point shooter as well as a great defender. Kris also has the ability to post up and score inside.” Collins played high school basketball for Holy Cross High School in New Orleans and the past two years played college basketball at Reedley College in Reedley, Calif. in the Central Valley Conference (CVC). In the 2011-12 season, Collins was named to the All-CVC first team and averaged 12.2 points, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He made 122-303 (.403) field goal attempts, 53-133 (.399) three-point shots and 11-17 (.647) free throws. Collins is the son of Judy and James Collins and plans to major in business at Montana Western.
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.