Frontier News
Men's Basketball - Sun, Feb. 12, 2017

HELENA, Mont. – Carroll College men's basketball coach Carson Cunningham announced the signing of his latest recruit and Saints fans should recognize the name.

Chase Burnham, the brother of 2015-16 Frontier Conference Freshman of the Year and Honorable Mention All-American Match Burnham, has signed a letter of intent.

The Liberty High School standout is a 6-3 guard/forward. He has shined in his junior and senior years averaging 17.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He is shooting 34.2 percent from the three-point line and 45.3 percent from the field.

He earned Northeast 2B All-League MVP honors his junior year and helped lead the Lancers to State 2B tournament appearances in 2013-14. Liberty is currently tied for first place in the Northeast 2B South standings and hopes to make a push to the 2B State tournament against this season.

On the football field, he helped lead Liberty to the 2B title game from the wide receiver and safety position. He was a four-year starter and earned all-league honors in 2016.

"I'm thrilled that Chase Burnham has agreed to attend Carroll and play hoops," Cunningham said. "Chase is a fantastic student and has been a key cog in the remarkable resurgence of Liberty HS athletics over the last several years. I first watched Chase play in 2015 at Washington's 2B state championship game, a contest in which he competed alongside his older brother and current Carroll Fighting Saint, Match. Chase was impressive then and has gotten even better. In addition to his hoops prowess, he recently played in the 2B state title football game. He is currently leading a strong hoops squad as a senior at Liberty HS."

Chase and Match played in two state tournaments together at Liberty where they earned a fifth-place finish in 2014 and fell in the title game in 2015. They look to build a similar resume on the national level at Carroll.

"It is something special to be able to join up with your brother to play college ball," Cunningham said. "I'm happy for the Burnham family and the Carroll program. I think fans are going to dig watching two Burnhams hoop it up in the Fighting Saints' purple and gold."

In the classroom, he had a 3.66 GPA. He will look to major in business at Carroll.

The Saints have four games remaining in the regular season and coming into Saturday have a one-game lead over Montana Western for first place in the Frontier Conference standings.