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

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

Preston Christensen, Sr., Forward, 10.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.0 spg

Jesse Armitstead, Sr., Guard, 1.8 ppg

Dallas Bond, Sr., Forward

Davy Adams, Sr., Guard, 1.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Jake Bigler, Jr., Guard, 2.5 ppg

5. Syracuse High School

Head Coach: Justin Nelson (6th year)

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

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Diante Mitchell, Sr., Guard, 10.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.6 spg

Daniel Pehrson, Sr., Center, 2.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Michael Phelps, Jr., Guard, 1.2 ppg,

Dualton Whatcott, Sr., Forward, 1.6 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 1 apg

Coach Comment: “The Titans are looking for senior leadership from Diante Mitchell and big man Daniel Pehrson. Syracuse will look to push tempo and play fast, but will rely on defensive intensity and effort to be successful. With steady play from Daulton Whatcott and Michael Phelps the Titans will look to make a splash in Region 1.”

6. Fremont High School

Head Coach: Corey Melaney (4th year)

2011-2012 Record: 12-10 (Tied for 3rd in Region 1 with 6-4 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to West Jordan in the 5A first round, 68-38

Returning Starters: 0

Coach Comment: “We are really young but I love my team. If we mature and grow up fast, we could be good.”

Region 2 Capsules

1. Viewmont High School

Head Coach: Jeff Emery (15th year)

2011-2012 Record: 12-10 (1st in Region 2 with 10-0 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Riverton in the 5A first round, 52-51 (OT)

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Jarom Tye, Sr., Guard, 9.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.6 spg

McKay Richins, Sr., Forward, 5.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg

McKay Butler, Jr., Guard, 4.7 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Aaron Dalton, Jr., Center, 0.7 ppg

Coach Comment: “We have a couple of returning players with varsity experience, but we are not very big at any position this year. We will definitely need to shoot the ball well on the offensive side and find different ways to defend the post and rebound on the defensive end.”

2. Hunter High School

Head Coach: Dave Filimoehala

2011-2012 Record: 12-10 (2nd in Region 2 with 7-3 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Bingham in 5A first round, 59-45

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Trevon Johnson, Sr., Guard, 12.0 ppg

Noah Togiai, Fr., Guard, 10.0 ppg

Brandon Davies, Jr., Forward, 5.8 ppg

3. Kearns High School