High school basketball: Defending champ Orem the clear favorite in 4A

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 1 2013 10:10 p.m. MST

Defense, however, is the big reason the Titans have emerged as Region 7 favorites as they rank sixth defensively in 4A at 50.1 ppg.

Region 5 will likely be a two-horse race between Sky View and Mountain Crest. Both return three starters from teams that finished in a three-way tie for first in Region 5 last season along with Logan.

“We have a great group of seniors that play well and enjoy one another. We have a tough region that will be a dogfight every night. We will have to rely on our senior leadership to help us and I think they are up to the challenge,” said Sky View coach Kirk Hillyard.

Sky View is led by Jalen Moore, who averages 21.5 ppg, while Tyler Crosbie leads Mountain Crest with 18.3 ppg.

Deseret News 4A region projections

Note: Projections were picked by the Deseret News staff based on observations from the first month of the season.

Region 5

1. Sky View

2. Mountain Crest

3. Logan

4. Roy

5. Box Elder

6. Bonneville

Region 6

1. Bountiful

2. East

3. Highland

4. Woods Cross

5. Cyprus

6. Clearfield

Region 7

1. Olympus

2. Herriman

3. Murray

4. Westlake

5. Hillcrest

6. Skyline

Region 8

1. Orem

2. Timpview

3. Springville

4. Provo

5. Maple Mountain

6. Timpanogos

7. Mountain View

8. Salem Hills

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