High school boys basketball: 3A team-by-team region capsules

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

2012 Postseason: Lost to Cedar in the 3A first round, 42-41

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors:

Chris Johnson, Sr., Forward, 2 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Cooper Ballsteadt, Sr., Guard 0.9 ppg

Jake Larson, Sr., Guard 1.4 ppg

Jeff Murdock Jr., Guard 1.0 ppg

Coach Comment: “We should be very competitive. Our strong preseason will tell us where we are at when we enter a very tough region battle.”

3. Juan Diego High School

Head Coach: Brandon Sluga (3rd year)

2011-2012 Record: 10-13 (Tied for 4th in Region 10 with 3-7 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in 3A first round, 61-55

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Gabe Colosimo, Soph., Guard, 9.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.9 spg

Easton Withers, Sr., Forward, 4.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg

Nick Markosian, Sr., Forward, 5.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.3 apg

Coach Comment: “The balance of power in 3A seems to be spread evenly throughout the regions. Juan Diego will work every night to be our best and reach our potential.”

4. Uintah High School

Head Coach: Scott Mansfield (11th year)

2011-2012 Record: 6-15 (Tied for 4th in Region 10 with 3-7 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Denver Buckalew, Sr., Guard, 7.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.9 apg

Braiden Labrum, Sr., Forward

Kaden Shewell, Sr., Forward

CJ Baum, Jr., Guard

5. Union High School

Head Coach: Jeff Hanke (12th year)

2011-2012 Record: 4-15 (6th in Region 10 with 1-9 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Jona Wood, Sr., Forward, 10.6 ppg

Stephen Merrell, Sr., Center, 3 ppg

Carver Simkins, Sr., Guard, 1.3 ppg

George Kaufusi, Sr., Forward, 3 ppg

Coach Comment: “If our big guys can rebound to their potential and our shooters continue to develop, this could be the best season at Union in more than a decade. Strong commitments from players during the summer have us practicing at a level beyond what we’ve played for years.”

6. Park City High School

Head Coach: Caleb Fine (4th year)

2011-2012 Record: 11-11 (3rd in Region 10 with 5-5 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Hurricane in 3A first round, 63-50

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors:

Ryan Sherman, Sr., Forward/Center

Hayden Dailey, Sr., Guard/Forward

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