High school boys basketball: 4A team-by-team region capsules

Published: Monday, Nov. 19 2012 11:30 p.m. MST

2012 Postseason: Lost to Orem in the 4A first round, 57-57

Returning Starters: 5

Returning Contributors:

Mikey Jacobsen, Sr., Guard 5.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.9 apg

Brady Cowley, Sr., Guard 11 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Hayden Grant, Sr., Forward, 9.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Skyler Farnes, Sr., Forward, 10.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.3 apg

Filipo Mokofisi, Sr., Center, 7.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Coach Comment: “We are very excited about the team coming back this season with all five starters from last year back. With me being the new head coach it will take us a little while to get used to each other and the new philosophies I’m bringing to Woods Cross. Our goal is to try to get a little better every day in practice and to be playing our best basketball by February. The pieces are there for us to be a pretty good team, so it’s just going to come down to execution on offense and commitment on the defensive side of the ball.”

3. Highland High School

Head Coach: Keith West (14th year)

2011-2012 Record: 13-9 (Tied for 2nd in Region 6 with 6-4 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Provo in the 4A first round, 42-39

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

David Divver, Sr., Guard 12.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.7 spg

Todd Connolly, Sr., Forward, 5.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.3 spg

Riley Tucker, Sr., Guard 4.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Coach Comment: “Smart, tough, talented team that will find a way to win. Excellent shooters and will be a very good defensive team. Lack of size could be a problem.”

4. East High School

Head Coach: Skip Lowe (8th year)

2011-2012 Record: 13-10 (Tied for 2nd in Region 6 with 6-4 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Olympus in the 4A quarterfinals, 59-55

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Parker Van Dyke, Sr., Guard, 24.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.6 spg

John Fakahafua, Sr., Forward, 5.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.1 spg

Mitch Grant, Jr., Forward, 1.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Preston Curtis, Jr., Guard

Coach Comment: “Looking to build on momentum created the past few seasons and continue to improve as a team. Fortunate to have Parker Van Dyke back for another year and have a multidimensional team to compliment his abilities.”

5. Clearfield High School

Head Coach: Curtis Hulse (8th year)

2011-2012 Record: 3-17 (5th in Region 6 with 2-8 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Marquis Jones, Jr., 6.1 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Jayden Garcia, Sr., 5.6 ppg

Jordan Nuffer, Sr., 4.4 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Coach Comment: “Good group of kids. We have all eight seniors back this year. The kids get along with each other very well.”