High school boys basketball: Defending champs favored again in most classifications
"How good we are will be determined by how quickly we pick up our defensive concepts," said Porter.
Panguitch begins the season ranked second, and justifiably so. With three returning starters, led by junior Tyce Barney, the Bobcats should be a very competitive team in Region 20 and 1A in general.
Bryce Valley, Duchesne and Rich round out the preseason Top 5 in 1A.
Duchesne doesn't have any starters back, but coach Stan Young is counting on the winning mentality from football to carry over.
"These kids have played together for a long time and have good chemistry. They play together very well," said Young.
More preps online
In conjunction with the start of the high school boys basketball season today, the Deseret News published region-by-region capsules for all 21 of the state's region at DeseretNews.com.
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- Speculation begins about who the next Utah...
- Brad Rock: Jazz coaching hire — this...
- Utah Sports Ruckus: Grading the Jazz's...
- U. student government passes resolution to...
- No timeline set to find Utah Jazz's new head...
- Dick Harmon: Former BYU basketball star Alan...
- Rock On: Lighten up, Gordon Hayward
- Jim McMahon closing in on graduating... 61
- Utah Jazz: Tyrone Corbin's contract... 56
- U. student government passes resolution... 54
- To serve or not to serve: BYU star... 40
- Dick Harmon: BYU's loading up with... 26
- Mike Sorensen: To keep or not to keep... 24
- Speculation begins about who the next... 24
- Utah Jazz: Plan's playing out, but... 19