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

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

Head Coach: Dan Cosby (5th year)

2011-2012 Record: 9-13 (Tied for 3rd in Region 2 with 4-6 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to Lone Peak in the 5A first round, 62-36

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Dayon Goodman, Sr., F/C, 18 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 1 apg, 1.6 spg

Tanner Westenskow, Jr., Forward

Bushmen Ebet, Soph., Forward

Henry Rodriguez, Sr., Guard

Coach Comment: “Kearns is a team that will rely on speed, quickness and being scrappy. Could have big numbers from returning center Dayon Goodman, one of the state’s top scorers and rebounders. A few players with varsity experience and possibly a freshman running the point guard position, Tayler Marteliz.”

4. Taylorsville High School

Head Coach: Jim Boyce (3rd year)

2011-2012 Record: 4-17 (5th in Region 2 with 3-7 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Sid Freeman, Jr., Guard, 10.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.2 apg

Jevin Warren, Jr., Guard, 8.3 ppg

Kia Delacerna, Jr., Forward, 6.1 ppg, 2.3 ppg

Manuel Evangelista, Jr., Forward, 4.2 ppg

Coach Comment: “We are still young, but have a core group of good talent. We expect to make the playoffs this year.”

5. West High School

Head Coach: Mike Matheson (2nd year)

2011-2012 Record: 5-17 (Tied for 3rd in Region 2 with 4-6 record)

2012 Postseason: Lost to American Fork in the 5A first round, 63-40

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Holani Olive, Sr., Center, 3.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Austin Kenner, Sr., Guard

Tyrelle Jamison, Sr., Forward

Denziel Latu, Jr., Guard, 4.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.3 apg

Coach Comment: “I am very pleased at the work the core of the team did during the offseason led by our captains. The effort was consistent — months long — and I expect this to pay off in February.”

6. Granger High School

Head Coach: Bernie Graziano (2nd year)

2011-2012 Record: 4-16 (6th in Region 2 with 4-16 record)

2012 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors:

Makol Mawien, 10, Center, 1.8 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Arob Mandang, Sr., Forward, 2.2 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Anthony Amiker, Jr., G

Davion Jones, Jr., Forward, 1.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Coach Comment: “We are a team that lacks experience, but we will always play hard, try to improve daily and most importantly compete.”

Region 3 Capsules

1. Brighton High School