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

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

Brandon Olsen, Sr., Center

Boston VanDaVeur, Soph., Guard

Sam Kingdon, Soph., Guard/Forward

Coach Comment: “We are not returning a lot of experience, but this group has a chance to be dangerous if they can defend and work hard as a team. We will need to learn quickly, but this group is capable of beating teams if they play together.”

Region 11 Capsules

1. Morgan High School

Head Coach: Jim Wiscombe (26th year)

2011-2012 Record: 21-4 (1st in Region 11 with 12-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Hurricane in 3A quarterfinals, 54-43

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Jake Miles, Sr., Forward, 19.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2 apg, 1.7 spg

Matt Murdock, Jr., Guard

Cameron Skinner, Sr., Center, 1.6 ppg

Ben Saunders, Junior

Coach Comment: “Jake Miles will have to lead the team, (as the) one returning starter. Other players will have to step up to fill the shoes of last year’s seniors, especially in the post positions.”

2. Ben Lomond High School

Head Coach: Ryan Wilcox (4th year)

2011-2012 Record: 17-8 (2nd in Region 11 with 10-2 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in 3A quarterfinals, 55-41

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Sterling Brandley, Sr., Guard 8.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 6.9 apg, 2.5 spg

Josh Hardin, Sr., Forward, 14 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.4 apg

Sage Eastburn, Sr., Forward, 3.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Coach Comment: “Our team has some key pieces coming back this season. We have three returning starters that should all have great seasons. We also have some young guys playing well, and some seniors that have put in a lot of time in the offseason to improve their game. We will be a blue-collar team that is not afraid to get on the floor. Every game should be a battle, and it will be fun to be a part of.”

3. Bear River High School

Head Coach: Kasey Winters (4th year)

2011-2012 Record: 7-15 (Tied for 3rd in Region 11 with 6-6 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Delta in the 3A first round, 49-39

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Wade Miller, Sr., Guard 17.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.7 apg

Kyle Zundel, Sr., Forward, 4.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.5 apg

Austin Miller, Sr., Forward, 2.6 ppg, 2 rpg

Nick Hillis, Jr., Center, 3.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg

4. Stansbury High School

Head Coach: Ryan Harris (4th year)

2011-2012 Record: 9-12 (5th in Region 11 with 5-7 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Stone Tia, Sr., Forward, 6.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg