High school boys basketball: 5A boys basketball state tournament capsules

Published: Saturday, March 1 2014 1:12 p.m. MST

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Coach: Jim Barker

How qualified: First in Region 3 with 8-1 record.

Playoff opener: vs. Hillcrest, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. (at University of Utah)

Best preseason victory: A 67-55 win against Davis on Dec. 3

Most important region victory: A 62-57 (OT) win against Bingham on Feb. 26

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#4 Zach Rollins, Sr., Guard (16.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.9 spg)

#33 Landon Albrecht, Sr., Forward (12.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg)

#3 Trevor Hill, Sr., Guard (11.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.4 spg)

#45 Elijah Glissmeyer, Sr., Center (7.7ppg, 2.9 rpg)

#21 Carter Heslop, Sr., Forward (5.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg)

Scoring offense: 62.9 ppg (6th in 5A)

Scoring defense: 50 ppg (1st in 5A)

Last state championship: 2010

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Pleasant Grove in quarterfinals

Phibbs’ prognostications: Alta might be the deepest team in the classification this season with an ability to attack from multiple angles — inside and out. However, its strength resides on the defensive end of the floor. The Hawks are extremely senior-heavy, and should be the favorite to end Lone Peak’s run of state titles after falling short in the championship game last season.
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orem, utah

I really like this article, it's fun to see all the stats and info in one place before the tournament. I hope you are right about the outcome, but Pleasant Grove has a hard road. Every single one of their potential opponents could knock them out. Lone Peak on the other hand is almost a an automatic for the championship.

West Jordan, Utah

Wo Wo Wo Wolverines!

Hail to the Victors'!

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