In 1986, Scott Ferguson was named the Montana Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year for boys’ basketball. He was also named a Converse All-American.

A banner hangs on the wall at Butte High’s Richardson Gym to commemorate the Gatorade Award, but it seems like Fergie’s career has been underappreciated for so long.

As a senior during the 1985-86 season, Fergie averaged 17.8 points, 9.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. He stood 6-foot-4 and played all five positions for Butte High. He was mainly the point guard.

Fergie got in some games as a sophomore, so he is in the Butte Sports Hall of Fame as a member of Butte High’s 1984 state championship team. Someday, he should be inducted as an individual, too.

Listen in as Fergie talks about playing for the Bulldogs, Eastern Montana College (now MSU-Billings) and Montana Western. Listen to him talk about playing for coach Pat Foley, and listen in as he talks about a crazy Las Vegas winning streak.

Listen to how he agreed (kind of) to become a basketball official next season.