The 2013-14 high school boys basketball season got underway this week. To prepare fans for what should be another exciting season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 2A.

Each coach was invited to participate and submit information. Region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections.

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Region 13 capsules

1. Enterprise High School

Coach: Larry Shurtleff

2012-2013 Record: 13-10 (1st in region with a 6-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Waterford 64-55 in the 2A first round

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors: Justin Prisbrey, Sr., Forward, 18.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg

Dallin Holt, Sr., Guard/Forward, 2.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.8 apg

Isaac Wallin, Jr., Guard, 6.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.3 apg

Jake Jones, Jr., Forward, 0.6 ppg, 0.9 rpg

2. Delta High School

Head Coach: Jared Smith (12th year)

2012-2013 Record: 10-11 (3rd in region with a 4-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Ben Lomond 58-45 in the 3A first round

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors: Logan Smith, Sr., Guard, 2.3 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 1.0 apg

Jaron Fowles, Sr., Forward, 3.6 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.5 spg

Karson Brunson, Sr., Guard, 2.9 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.5 apg

Saxon Day, Sr., Forward, 0.3 ppg, 0.1 rpg

Coach Comments: “We have a talented core group of kids that are inexperienced at the varsity level. They are a hard-working, driven group that we expect to be competitive by the time region play starts. We look forward to the upcoming year.”

3. Beaver High School

Coach: Joe Hillcock (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 15-4 (3rd in region with a 5-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Summit Academy 70-66 in the 2A first round

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Michael Roberts, Sr., Guard, 11.2 ppg, 0.3 rpg, 0.3 apg

Tyson Blackner, Soph., Forward/Center, 0.7 ppg

Payson Fails, Soph., Guard, 5.1 ppg, 0.1 rpg

4. Parowan High School
Caleb Murphy

Coach: Lance Stubbs (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-11 (2nd in region with a 5-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to North Summit 56-42 in the 2A first round

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Caleb Murphy, Sr., Center, 11.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.9 spg

Jake Topham, Sr., Guard, 6.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.6 spg

Tristan Adams, Sr., Guard, 2.9 ppg, 0.9 rpg

Coach Comment: “We have good size this year. With guys who are 6-5 and 6-6 under the basket and solid guard play, we have all of the makings for a fun year. If we have good team chemistry and battle day in and day out, the sky is the limit for this team.”

5. Kanab High School

Coach: Gary Glover

2012-2013 Record: 9-11 (fifth in region with a 2-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Millard 63-50 in a Region 13 play-in game

6. Millard High School

Coach: Blaine Burraston (1st year)

2012-2013 Record: 4-15 (4th in region with a 2-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Kanab 63-50 in a Region 13 play-in game

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors: Jeffrey Robinson, Sr., Forward/Center, 17.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.1 apg

Austin Wardle, Jr., Guard, 2.9 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Region 14 Capsules

1. Layton Christian Academy

Coach: Bobby Porter (12th year)

2012-2013 Record: 16-9 (1st in region with a 14-0 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Legacy Prep 54-25 to take sixth place

2. Merit Prep Academy

Coach: Joel Martinez (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-9 (fifth in region with a 3-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to South Sevier 68-42 in the 2A first round

Returning Starters: 5

Returning Contributors: Joel Martinez, Sr., Forward, 16.7 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Hunter Davis, Jr., Guard, 10.8 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Anthony Herrera, Jr., Center, 1.8 ppg

Jacob Garcia, Jr., Guard, 3.6 ppg

3. Waterford High School

Coach: Ryan Judd (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 7-16 (4th in region with a 3-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Emery 51-33 in the 2A quarterfinals

4. Rowland Hall High School

Head Coach: Aaron Hinton (7th year)

2012-2013 Record: 9-13 (5th in region with a 3-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Waterford 35-29 in a Region 14 play-in game

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Chris Nkoy, Sr., Guard, 8.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.5 spg

Kyle Baranko, Sr., Guard, 6.1 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.1 spg

Chris Diehl, Jr., Forward, 4.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg

5. Rockwell Charter High School

Coach: Johnny Ma (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 6-11 (2nd in region with a 4-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Duchesne 66-40 in the 1A first round

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors: Trevor Jenson, Sr., Guard, 9.2 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.3 apg

Preston Hansen, Sr., Forward, 10.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Colton Comer, Sr., Guard, 2.9 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.1 apg

James Stoddard, Jr., Center, 2.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Coach Comments: “I am excited about this upcoming season and the opportunity of moving up into 2A. We have a bunch of returning players who know the system and we have some key additions that will contribute right away. We have set high goals for this year’s team as we think we have all the key components to make a great team.”

6. Maeser Prep Academy

Coach: Mas Watabe (4th year)

2012-2013 Record: 3-18 (6th in region with an 0-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Region 15 Capsules

1. Wasatch Academy High School

Head Coach: Geno Morgan (5th year)

2012-2013 Record: 25-1 (1st in region with a 10-0 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Gunnison 57-45 in the 2A championship

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Cody John, Jr., Guard, 15.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.6 spg

Geno Luzcando, Sr., Guard, 12.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.1 apg, 4.9 spg

Koby McEwen, Soph., Guard, 13.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.5 apg, 2.8 spg

Coach Comment: “We are returning a solid nucleus of guards from last year’s team. We are very excited to start the season.”

2. Emery High School

Coach: Todd Jeffs (26th year)

2012-2013 Record: 15-9 (2nd in region with a 5-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Gunnison 49-46 in the 2A semifinals

Returning Starters: 2<

Returning Contributors: Bailey Faimalo, Sr., Guard, 14.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.7 apg, 2.8 spg

Dillon Wilstead, Jr., Guard, 10.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.6 apg

Coach Comments: “We have a strong team coming back. We return our two leading scorers, Baily Faimalo and Dillon Wilstead. Faimalo is a great playmaker and scorer and our team leader. We have good size and strength in the post with Gavin McDermott, Drexler Tanner and sophomore Beau Roundy. We have good 3-point shooting led by sharpshooter McKlane Allred. We have solid players coming off the bench to provide good depth. I like the fact that our guys really play hard.”

3. South Sevier High School

Coach: Rhet Parsons (25th year)

2012-2013 Record: 21-4 (1st in region with an 8-0 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Emery 68-62 in the 2A third-place game

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors: Trevor Jones, Jr., Guard, 4.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg

Coach Comment: “We are very young and are returning only one player that saw any significant time on the varsity level from last year. It will be very much a rebuilding year. Our young kids are good kids and have been successful at the freshman and JV level. We hope to gain toughness and experience in a hurry and become very competitive towards the end of the year.”

4. North Sevier High School

Coach: Travis Story (7th year)

2012-2013 Record: 10-10 (4th in region with a 3-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Carter Jensen, Sr. Forward, 3.5 ppg

Fisher Anderson, So., Guard, 5.0 ppg

Trevor Okerlund, So., Guard

Kyler Bosshardt, Jr., Forward

Coach Comment: “I am excited about the upcoming season. We are going to be very young and inexperienced, but I like our competitive spirit and fight. With the loss of second team All-stater Dakota Shepherd's 22 ppg, 6 rpg, 6 apg game, sophomore point guard Trevor Okerlund will look to fill that void. We will need to be very scrappy and execute to perfection to compete in our region. The future of North Sevier basketball is bright and I am enthusiastic about our potential growth for the 2013-2014 season."

5. Grand County High School

Coach: Brook Shumway (1st year

2012-2013 Record: 7-14 (5th in region with an 0-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Kaden Risenhoover, Sr., Forward, 8.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 0.9 apg

Nat Smith, Sr., Center, 5.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.6 spg

Coi Cook, Sr., Guard, 5.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg

Coach Comments: “This is my first year back as head coach of the Red Devils. I am very excited about this group of kids I’ve got. We are long and athletic. We return three starters from last year with others who contributed. Our kids have worked extremely hard this offseason and are confident they can compete this year.”

6. San Juan High School

Coach: Monty Lee (1st year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-11 (4th in region with a 3-5 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy 62-27 in the 2A first round

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors: DiQuan Lopez, Jr., Guard, 0.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.2 apg

Max Morely, Jr., Forward/Center, 1.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg

Terrance Tate, Sr., Forward/Center, 0.6 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Tyrel Pemberton, Sr., Guard, 1.7 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.5 spg

Coach Comment: “San Juan lost all five starters to graduation and seven seniors total. We are counting on returning players to step up and fill their shoes. San Juan will count on younger players to contribute, so there will be some growing pains as these players grow and learn their role on the team. Coach Monty Lee is taking the helm of the boys basketball program this year and will bring years of coaching experience to the program.”

Region 16 Capsules

1. South Summit High School

Coach: Dustin Hatch (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 17-8 (2nd in region with a 9-1 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Summit Academy 63-48 in the 2A fifth-place game

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Brad Richins, Sr., Forward, 12.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Steven Flinders, Sr., Guard, 2.9 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Beau Rydalch, Sr., Guard, 13.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Coach Comments: “We play a really tough preseason schedule to prepare us for a very competitive 2A.”

2. Manti High School

Head Coach: Kyle Crough (4th year)

2012-2013 Record: 13-9 (2nd in region with a 6-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Emery 64-59 in the 2A first round

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors: Jared Schiess, Sr., Forward, 7.1 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Connor Aste, Sr., Guard/Forward, 3.7 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Seth Jenkins, Sr., Guard, 0.3 ppg

Trevor Alder, Jr., Guard/Forward, 0.1 ppg

Coach Comment: “We are very excited about our team this year. Although we only return one starter, Jared Schiess, from last season, we are loaded with senior experience. Our seniors will be the key to our success. They are leaders and know how to play together. We look forward to a successful season.”

3. Summit Academy High School

Coach: Evric Gray (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 13-12 (1st in region with a 9-1 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy 75-41 in the 2A quarterfinals

4. Gunnison Valley High School
Asher Swan/ The Spectrum & Dail

Coach: Ben Hill (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 17-8 (3rd in region with a 6-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch Academy 57-45 in the 2A championship

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors: Kaz Mogle, Sr., Guard, 5.4 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Mason Powell, Sr., Forward, 5.8 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Drake Reynolds, Sr., Guard, 5.1 ppg, 0.1 rpg, 0.4 apg

Coach Comments: “We are very excited about the players that we have returning. We have a solid core of seniors that will lead us again this year.”

5. North Summit High School

Coach: Marques Johnson (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 9-14 (3rd in region with a 6-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to South Sevier 56-32 in the 2A quarterfinals

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors: Cameron Smith, Jr., Forward, 11.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.0 spg

Josh Birk, Sr., Guard, 5.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg

Ryan McMichael, Jr., Forward, 4.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 0.6 spg

Coach comments: “We want to build upon the success we had last season of making the quarterfinals.”

6. American Leadership Academy

Coach: Mike Heninger (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 7-14 (6th in region with a 2-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors: Neil Davis, Jr., Guard, 8.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg

Hudson Chapple, Sr., Guard, 4.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg

Coach Comments: “ALA will be relying on senior Hudson Chapple and junior Neil Davis to step in and fill the shoes of recently graduated McKay Bowman, who left as ALA’s all-time leading scorer, and Briggs Fulton, who is ALA’s No. 5 all-time leading scorer. We will have to see who else has put in the work over the offseason to improve and become a contributor. ALA could be 10 or 11 deep and might include three or four freshmen and sophomores.”