High school boys basketball: 2A tournament capsules

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14 2013 11:31 a.m. MST

The first round of the 2A state tournament gets underway Friday at Orem High School, with the eight winners advancing to the quarterfinals at the Southern Utah University in Cedar City next Thursday. Defending state champion South Sevier heads into the playoffs on a 15-game winning streak and is on a collision course with No. 1 Wasatch Academy in the semifinals.

Reigning 2A MVP Race Parsons has scored 1,996 career points, and is just a few points away from becoming the sixth player in state history to sure pass 2,000 career points.

In order of winning percentage, these are the 16 teams that qualified for the 2A boys state basketball tournament this year:

1. Wasatch Academy (21-1)

2. South Sevier (18-3)

3. Beaver (15-3)

4. South Summit (14-7)

5. Gunnison (14-7)

6. Emery (13-7)

7. Manti (13-8)

8. Enterprise (13-9)

9. Richfield (11-8)

10. Merit Academy (11-8)

11. Parowan (11-10)

12. Summit Academy (11-10)

13. San Juan (11-10)

14. Kanab (9-10)

15. North Summit (8-12)

16. Waterford (6-14)

Here’s a team-by-team look at all 16 teams in the state tournament, and what to expect.

James Edward is the prep sports editor for the Deseret News. Email: jedward@desnews.com; Twitter: @dnewspreps

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Moroni, UT

With all due respect to James Edward, because he knows far more about prep sports than the other state paper does, leaving Momo Diop of the list of top contributors from Wasatch Academy shows that he has not seen the Tigers play. But then, since he lists only 5 players per team, I would have also complained if he left Garrett Crosby off the list.

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