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

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

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."

4. Westlake High School

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

Returning Contributors:

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.”

5. Skyline High School

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

Returning Contributors:

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."

6. Hillcrest High School

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

Returning Contributors:

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

1. Orem High School

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

Returning Contributors:

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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