Hometown report update: 14 Utahns playing in postseason tournaments

Published: Monday, March 18 2013 5:10 p.m. MDT

Was: Woods Cross High. Now: Utah Valley

Note: Led the team in steals (1.4 per game) and was second in points (13.2) while shooting better than 90% from the field.

JAREN JEFFERY

Was: Delta High. Now: Southern Utah

Note: Junior forward more than doubled his average points (3.5) and rebounds (3.3) from last season.

JORDAN JOHNSON

Was: Delta High. Now: Southern Utah

Note: Senior guard averaged 3.6 points and 3.3 rebounds for the T-birds, who were knocked out in the first round of the Big Sky tournament.

JUSTIN JOHNSON

Was: Green River High. Now: Utah Valley

Note: The 6-foot-6 freshman didn't log any minutes with UVU this season.

JORDAN LOVERIDGE

Was: West Jordan High. Now: Utah

Note: Freshman played great in the Pac-12 tournament, helping the Utes upset Cal with his 20-point, 8-rebound, 5-assist performance.

TYSON KOEHLER

Was: Alta High. Now: Southern Utah

Note: Forward/center averaged 1.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in his senior season — down from his best season as a sophomore in 2010-11.

ALEX MORTENSEN

Was: Springville High. Now: Utah

Note: Sophomore guard played just seven minutes all season for the Utes.

LOGAN MORTENSON

Was: Juan Diego High. Now: New Hampshire

Note: Drained a 3-pointer in UNH's first-round loss in the America East tournament to Vermont. Averaged 1.4 points in his freshman season.

RYAN OSTERLOH

Was: Skyline High. Now: Utah

Note: Senior walkon guard completed his career at Utah, scoring 2 points 10 minutes of play this season.

TYLER OTT

Was: Desert Hills High. Now: UC Davis

Note: Freshman played 3 minutes in the Aggies' final game of the season — a loss to Cal Poly in the Big West tournament.

STEVE PANOS

Was: Highland High. Now: Kavala BC, Greece Basket League (A-1)

Note: Averaging 6.3 points per game for the club, while shooting 54.3 percent from the field.

NICHOLAS PAULOS

Was: Olympus High. Now: North Carolina-Greensboro

Note: Sharpshooting sophomore averaged 8 points a game while shooting 40.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line.

JORDAN REX

Was: Pine View High. Now: Weber State

Note: The junior transfer from SLCC redshirted this season.

XAN RICKETTS

Was: Brighton High. Now: Utah

Note: Sophomore forward 2 point in 10 minutes of action this season.

STALLON SALDIVAR

Was: Judge Memorial High. Now: Northern Arizona

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