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

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

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How qualified: Tied for third in Region 2 with 4-6 record

Playoff opener: vs. Bingham, Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. (at University of Utah)

Best preseason victory: A 64-47 win against Canyon View on Dec. 21

Most important region victory: A 46-42 win against Hillcrest on Feb. 14

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#0 Denzel Latu (12.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.6 spg)

#30 Thomas Hansen, Sr. (8.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.2 spg)

#13 Dallyn Kenner, Jr. (7.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 spg)

#14 Riley Kenner, Jr. (7.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.5 spg)

#24 Xavier Matheson, So. (4.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg)

Scoring offense: 46.6 ppg (26th in 5A)

Scoring defense: 55.2 ppg (7th in 5A)

Last state championship: 2009 (4A)

Prep editor James Edward’s bracket: Loss to Bingham in first round

Phibbs’ prognostications: West has the lowest per-game average on offense in the entire 5A classification. Needless to say, if the Panthers have any hope of advancing into the quarterfinals, they’ll need to pick up several key stops along the way.
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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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