High school boys basketball: 4A team-by-team region capsules
Coach Comment: "We have very good senior leadership this year. If the younger players learn how to mesh with them we have a chance to be good."
Head Coach: Craig McAffee (1st year)
2011-2012 Record: 6-14 (6th in Region 7 with 1-9 record)
2012 Postseason: Did not qualify
Returning Starters: 1
Zavon Jackson, Sr., Guard 14.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.4 apg
Jacob McCord, Sr., Center, 2.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg
Xander Fausett, Sr., Forward, 1.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg
Coach Comment: “Inexperienced team with size and talent to compete.”
Head Coach: Derek Bunting (5th year)
2011-2012 Record: 16-7 (Tied for 2nd in Region 7 with 7-3 record)
2012 Postseason: Lost to Orem in the 4A quarterfinals, 54-35
Returning Starters: 0
Yanni Cayias, Jr., Guard
Alek Johnson, Jr., Guard
Dylan Paulus, Sr., Guard
John Boyden, Jr., Forward
Jake Anderson, Soph., Forward
Coach Comment: "We will be young and inexperienced, but we've got smart kids who work hard and it will be fun to see how much they improve over the course of the season."
Head Coach: Sam Richins (4th year)
2011-2012 Record: 10-12 (4th in Region 7 with 5-5 record)
2012 Postseason: Lost to Mountain Crest in 4A first round, 44-37
Returning Starters: 0
Andrew Reich, Jr., Guard 1 ppg, 0.7 rpg
JT Ekberg, Sr., Forward, 1.3 ppg, 0.6 rpg
Coach Comment: “This year provides us with a great opportunity to rebuild. We lost our seven leading scorers from last year. Bright young players could very easily shine this year now that they have the opportunity to do so. I anticipate hard working, tough defensive players helping us find a way to be successful.”
Region 8 Capsules
Head Coach: Golden Holt (3rd year)
2011-2012 Record: 24-1 (1st in Region 8 with 14-0 record)
2012 Postseason: Beat Olympus in 4A state championship, 58-50
Returning Starters: 4
Zach Hunsaker, Sr., Guard, 13.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.7 apg
Quinn Peters, Sr. Guard, 5.4 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.2 apg
Jordan Darger, Sr., Forward/Center, 11.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg
Dalton Nixon, Jr., Forward/Center, 12.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg
Cooper Holt, Sr., Guard, 5.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg
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