GENO LUZCANDO, Wasatch Academy, basketball: The Tigers took the Tarkanian Classic in Las Vegas by storm last week, and this senior guard was big reason why.
Luzcando scored in double figures in all four games, but was at his best in the Gold Division semis and championship.
In the semis against Timpview he finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the following night against Orem, he had 15 points and 10 boards.
His 20-foot baseline jumper at the buzzer sent the game into overtime.
He's someone we know we can count on. He's our leader, said coach Geno Morgan. He's a great all-around player and definitely a guy you want with the ball in his hands during crucial situations.
CORTNEY PORTER, Bonneville, basketball: Cortney Porter's greatest asset isn't her athletic skill. It's her intelligence.
Shes so smart, said head coach Mike Russell. She just understands the game. The way she was raised, her dad was a coach, so she sees if from that perspective. You know the term, wise beyond her years? Thats Cortney. She carries herself like an adult.
In addition to understanding the game, she is also extremely dedicated. Her hard work shows on the court and in the classroom. She maintains a 4.0 GPA, scored a 28 on the ACT and leads the Lakers with 14.63 points, 4.88 rebounds and 6 assists per game.
Shes definitely our leader, Russell said. Without her on the floor, with her ability, were a completely different team. You cant put a price on how valuable she is to us.
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