High school boys basketball: 5A team-by-team region capsules
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
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
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.”
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
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
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.”
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
Trevon Johnson, Sr., Guard, 12.0 ppg
Noah Togiai, Fr., Guard, 10.0 ppg
Brandon Davies, Jr., Forward, 5.8 ppg
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