High school boys basketball: 5A team-by-team region capsules

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

as they play in the 5A allstar basketball game at West Jordan High School Friday, March 30, 2012. The Dark team won 159-157.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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The 2012-2013 high school basketball season gets underway this Tuesday with 25 games around the state. To prepare fans what should be another exciting season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 5A.

Every coach was invited to participate and submit information. The region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections.

Region 1 Capsules

1. Weber High School

Head Coach: Mark Larsen (3rd year)

2011-2012 Record: 17-5 (2nd in Region 1 with 7-3 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Brighton in the 5A first round, 62-45

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Hayden Schenck, Sr., Guard, 19.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.7 apg, 3.2 spg

Jordan Jones, Sr., Center, 4 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Garrett Beckey, Sr., Forward, 2.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Coach Comment: “Like everyone else, we are excited to get going. Everyone is wondering how Hayden’s return from offseason ACL surgery is going to turn out. I’m excited about this year’s group. With Hayden hopefully returning to form to lead this team and our starting center and sixth man back we feel like we have good experience. I am also excited to mix in a couple of senior shooters on the perimeter and two athletic juniors to help complement our team. As always, Region 1 will be a dogfight and most of the games are decided by five points or less every night. We look forward to putting our team out there to compete.”

2. Davis High School

Head Coach: Jay Welk (23rd year)

2011-2012 Record: 13-9 (Tied for 3rd in Region 1 with 6-4 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Alta in the 5A first round, 58-46

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Braden Koelliker 5.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 0.9 apg

Abel Porter, Jr., Guard, 8.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg

Cole Hally, Sr., Forward, 4.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg

Alex Morrell 12, Center, 1.4 ppg, 0.9 rpg

Coach Comment: “We are excited about the upcoming season and the potential of our team. Region 1 will be, once again, very competitive.”

3. Layton High School

Head Coach: Kelby Miller (4th year)

2011-2012 Record: 8-13 (5th in Region 1 with 2-8 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Mike Hibbert, Jr., Center, 11.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg

Marcus Kemp, Sr., Forward, 6.1 ppg, 3 rpg

Dallin Johnson, Sr., Guard, 3.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.3 apg

4. Northridge High School

Head Coach: Chad Sims (2nd year)

2011-2012 Record: 14-9 (1st in Region 1 with 8-2 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Lone Peak in 5A quarterfinals, 56-36

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

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