Top 20 players to watch in the 4A and 5A state tournaments

Published: Friday, Feb. 28 2014 2:12 p.m. MST

Landon Albrecht, 6-5 forward, senior, Alta Next » 1 of 20 « Prev
Albrecht does a bit of everything for the Hawks, who are one of the favorites in 5A. He's a versatile player who averages 12.5 points, three assists and seven rebounds per game.

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orem, utah

I think these lists are sometimes a slap in the face of many of the great players in the state. I only know some of the Utah County Kids and not many from other schools, but here are just a few: Zach Frampton from Lone Peak (without him LP is just a two man show), Pincock from Pleasant Grove (without him PG probably has a handful of losses, his three point shooting against some of the states best competition has been phenomenal), Rawson from AF is arguably better than Andrus (He had 24 against PG and Andrus had zero in their last win) I could go on, but you get the point. Sometimes I wonder if the news reporters even watched the games. If you know a great player not listed in the top twenty please comment.


Obviously SUU bound Tyler Rawson got left off this list. Maybe the best overall big man in the state and most versatile big overall. If AF goes deep or even wins it all expect Tyler Rawson to be MVP. Scorer, rebounder, three point shooter, monster dunker, assists, shot blocker, and team player. Look at his stat sheets and it will be filled up across the line. MVP for AF in many minds!


9-20 players have played for Utah Pump N Run (now known as Utah Basketball Club). Some great basketball players in the State of Utah who have also played exceptionally against national competition in AAU ball. Get out and watch these future college stars!

american fork, UT

Out of those I have watched this year, American Fork impresses me. All they lack is believing they can beat the best. And a little better conditioning. They ran out of gas in their Lone Peak losses.
I predict American Fork to win 5 a sate championship.

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