Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams is based on coaches votes. See the list for a more in-depth look at all of the first-, second- and third-teamers, including a scouting report comment from an opposing coach.

2A MVP

Darrin Gethers, Summit Academy, Sr., 5-10, Guard — 20.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 5.2 apg, 4.5 spg

2A First Team

Mark Burton, Layton Christian, Sr., 6-0, Guard — 20.5 ppg

Koby Butler, Emery, Jr., 6-5, Center — 19.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.1 spg

Mason Gines, South Summit, Sr., 6-2, Guard — 14.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Bowdie Jacobson, Emery, Jr., 5-11, Guard — 12.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.2 spg

Trevor Okerlund, North Sevier, Sr., 6-0, Guard — 19.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 6.4 apg, 3.4 spg

Jackson Sponaugle, Waterford, Jr., 6-3, G/F — 16.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg

2A Second Team

Nicholas Aguirre, Layton Christian, Jr., 6-2, Guard — 11.8 ppg

Jordan Blake, San Juan, Jr., 6-1, Guard — 18.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.9 spg

Colby Christensen, North Sevier, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 16.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.6 spg

Mason Richins, North Summit, Sr., 6-6, Center — 10.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg

Sam Velez, Summit Academy, Sr., 6-8, Forward — 7.6 ppg, 14.7 rpg, 1.8 apg

Derek Wright, Manti, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 16.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.5 spg

2A Third Team

Garrison Beckstrand, Millard, Sr., 6-3, Guard — 13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.6 spg

Kyle Eng, Rowland Hall, Sr., 6-3, Forward — 19.4 ppg

Ethan O'Connell, ALA, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 20.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg

Tyranny Pace, Summit Academy, Sr., 6-2, Guard — 11.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 12 spg

Matt Roberts, Beaver, Sr., 5-9, Guard — 10.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.7 spg

Peyton Smith, Delta, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 10.7 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.9 spg

2A Honorable Mention

Fisher Andersen, North Sevier, Sr., 6-3, Forward

Layne Anderson, Kanab, Jr., 5-10, Guard

Caleb Barton, South Sevier, So., 5-10, Guard

Lucas Cottle, Maeser Prep, Sr., 6-4, G/F

Drew Hill, Gunnison, Jr., 6-0, Guard

Ivan Kamili, Layton Christian, Sr., 6-4, G/F

Tanner Lefevre Manti, Sr., 6-4, Forward

Thomas McFarlane, Manti, Sr., 6-8, Center

Braden Richins, North Summit, Sr., 6-5, Forward

Kord Snyder, Beaver, Sr., 6-4, Center

Jo B Shurtliff, Enterprise, Jr., 6-0, F/C

Eric Wayment, North Summit, Sr., 6-2, Guard

Darrin Gethers, Summit Academy

2A MVP

Sr., 5-10, Guard

Twitter: @darringgethers

2015-2016 statistics

20.5 points per game (3rd in 2A)

3.9 rebounds per game

5.2 assists per game (2nd in 2A)

4.5 steals per game (1st in 2A)

Season high

33 points at Wasatch Academy on Feb. 15.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Makes Summit Academy go; unlimited shooting range. Right-handed shooter who loves to go left. Has a quick first step and is a very good ball handler. He gets everyone in the game (we must contain him to win). Good defender.”

Mark Burton, Layton Christian

2A First Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

20.5 points per game (2nd in 2A)

Season high

36 points vs. Millard on Feb. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Mark Burton is an elite ball handler and shooter, who has a lightning quick release, a deadly step back jumper and can extend his range up to 28 feet from the basket. He has clearly established himself as LCA's leader on and off the court, and has inspired his teammates to play with passion and energy. In the biggest games, and at the biggest moments Mark finds a way to elevate his game to a new level. He respects his opponents and respects the game.”

Past all-state honors

2015 — 2A Honorable Mention

Koby Butler, Emery

2A First Team

Jr., 6-5, Center

Twitter: @Kb102Koby

2015-2016 statistics

19.0 point per game (5th in 2A)

10.5 rebounds per game (2nd in 2A)

1.1 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Gunnison on Jan. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Koby Butler was an absolute handful. The hardest part about game-planning for Koby Butler was that they never ran any set specifically for him. Most of the time it was for their guards. Koby got much of his scoring and impact offensively from offensive rebounding, screening and rolling to the basket and being probably the most dependable free throw shooting big man I have coached against. Defensively he anchored their zone. He was a great a communicator and allowed the perimeter in the 2-3 zone to be much more aggressive, knowing that Koby was back there to erase any mistakes they made.”

Mason Gines, South Summit

2A First Team

Sr., 6-2, Guard

Twitter: @ginesmason

2015-2016 statistics

14.4 point per game

Season high

25 points vs. Manti on Jan. 28

Opposing coach scouting report

“Mason Gines is one of the most versatile players in the state. He slashes, shoots the ball well and will dunk on opponents in the fast break without hesitation. He seems to be a natural shooting guard, however because of his skills, size, and especially his athleticism it allows Mason to guard position 1-5 and to play at the guard position, wing, and post with ease. He is a match-up nightmare to say the least. He is a physically superior athlete with a high basketball IQ. Looking forward to see how his college career goes as he will be a great asset to whom ever is lucky enough to have such a great player.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —2A Honorable Mention

Bowdie Jacobson, Emery

2A First Team

Jr., 5-11, Guard

Twitter: @BigBowd

2015-2016 statistics

12.3 point per game

2.0 rebounds per game

5.1 assists per game (3rd in 2A)

1.2 steals per game

Season high

29 points vs. Carbon on Jan. 9

Opposing coach scouting report

“Bowdie Jacobsen is a fighter, and a great leader. Bowdie has a great first step, is an excellent passer and a good defender. If you give him room, he will make you pay. Bowdie was not always the high score man, but I always felt he was the most instrumental in getting his teammates in scoring positions. Bowdie is a player coaches like to coach.”

Trevor Okerlund, North Sevier

2A First Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

Twitter: @TrevorOkerlund

2015-2016 statistics

19.0 point per game (6th in 2A)

3.7 rebounds per game

6.4 assists per game (1st in 2A)

3.4 steals per game (3rd in 2A)

Season high

29 points vs. ALA on Dec. 15

Opposing coach scouting report

“Trevor Okerlund is a point guard who can beat you with his shooting, driving and passing. North Sevier's offense runs through him and he is a threat whenever the ball is in his hands. He is a great defender who can turn a steal into a basket very quickly

Past all-state honors

2015 —2A Honorable Mention

Jackson Sponaugle, Waterford

2A First Team

Jr., 6-3, G/F

Twitter: @spoondauglejr

2015-2016 statistics

16.3 point per game (9th in 2A)

4.5 rebounds per game

Season high

26 points at Millard on Dec. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“He's a very athletic guard and great shooter. Always active on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Runs the floor well, must block out this kid great offensive rebounder. Can score in bunches. Great kid to have on you team.”

Nicholas Aguirre, Layton Christian

2A Second Team

Jr., 6-2, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

11.8 point per game

Season high

24 points vs. East on Dec. 19

Opposing coach scouting report

“Nichols Aguirre has been a deadly addition to LCA's attack. He is smooth and crafty with the ball in his hands, and opens up driving lanes and space for his teammates with his shooting abilities. His offensive skills are undeniable, but his lock down defense often goes unnoticed. He applies intense pressure on the perimeter without fouling, and keeps his hands up in the passing lanes which leads to numerous turnovers. He has a quiet demeanor, but plays with focus and determination.”

Jordan Blake, San Juan

2A Second Team

Jr., 6-1, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

18.6 point per game (7th in 2A)

4.6 rebounds per game

2.7 assists per game

1.9 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Kanab on Dec. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jordan Blake is an exceptional athlete and scorer that demands attention. He is very willing to take big shots in critical situations. He has a very quick first step and can get to the basket at will.”

Colby Christensen, North Sevier


2A Second Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

Twitter: @colbyc_32

2015-2016 statistics

16.2 point per game (10th in 2A)

3.4 rebounds per game

3.1 assists per game

2.6 steals per game (5th in 2A)

Season high

26 points vs. Manti on Feb. 5

Opposing coach scouting report

“Colby is a competitor that any coach would love to have on his team. When preparing for Colby you must be aware that he has a great step-back 3, quick release and will hurt you any time you lose him in transition. Colby works hard, helps his teammates out and has a great desire to succeed.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —2A Honorable Mention

Mason Richins, North Summit

2A Second Team

Sr., 6-6, Center

2015-2016 statistics

10.3 point per game

9.8 rebounds per game (3rd in 2A)

1.7 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

22 points vs. Riverton, Wyo. on Dec. 18

Opposing coach scouting report

“A 6-foot-6 active big the plays with passion and energy. Good shot from 15 feet and in but does most of his damage on the offensive glass.”

Sam Velez, Summit Academy

2A Second Team

Sr., 6-8, Forward

2015-2016 statistics

7.6 point per game

14.7 rebounds per game (1st in 2A)

1.8 assists per game

Season high

19 points at Stansbury on Jan. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“A 6-foot-9 big that is an excellent rebounder, has good foot work and facilitates the offense allowing their guards to get open shots. Keeping him off the offensive glass is essential to staying in the game.”

Derek Wright, Manti

2A Second Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

16.4 point per game (8th in 2A)

3.4 rebounds per game

5.0 assists per game (4th in 2A)

2.5 steals per game (6th in 2A)

Season high

24 points vs. South Sevier on Dec. 22

Opposing coach scouting report

“The most amazing thing about Derek Wright was that you knew what he was going to do to you, you just couldn't stop it. We had him scouted out, we knew his tendencies, we had him figured out and he still did everything he wanted to. There is an amazing smoothness to Derek's game that makes others around him, teammates and opponents alike, feel like they are playing in slow motion around him. He had a knack for the big shot and was always there for the dagger. He had a fantastic year especially after losing two teammates to transfers and having to work two new kids in, he was their constant.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —2A Second Team

Garrison Beckstrand, Millard

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-3, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

13.8 ppg point per game

5.2 rebounds per game

1.6 steals per game

Season high

36 points vs. ALA on Dec. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Garrison from what I could see was Millard's guy. How Garrison went so went the Eagles. You always had to know where he was on the court because if he started to get his 3-point shot going you were going to be in for a long night.”

Kyle Eng, Rowland Hall

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-3, Forward

2015-2016 statistics

19.4 point per game (4th)

Season high

29 points at Rockwell on Jan. 8

Opposing coach scouting report

“Has good length, right-handed shooter, very deceptive speed, an outstanding 3-point shooter and good rebounder. Has a very good mid- range game who can go for 30 points and 10 rebounds if you don't watch him. We must know where he is.”

Ethan O’Connell, American Leadership

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

Twitter: @ethanoconnell3

2015-2016 statistics

20.6 point per game (1st in 2A)

3.1 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

43 points vs. South Sevier on Dec. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

“He is an absolute lock-down shooter from anywhere in the gym. We finally started double teaming him in the fourth quarter hoping that other kids would shoot it. He is also a very creative driver and once again a great free throw shooter. He scored close to 30 points every time he played us.”

Tyranny Pace, Summit Academy

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-2, Guard

Twitter: @TyrannyPace

2015-2016 statistics

11.5 point per game

3.9 rebounds per game

1.9 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

28 points at Morgan on Nov. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“Has a high basketball IQ and knows how to space the floor to set up his shot and open up lanes for his teammates to penetrate. Cannot cheat off of him on defense or he will make you pay from the three point line.”

Matt Roberts, Beaver

2A Third Team

Sr., 5-9, Guard

Twitter: @M_roberts28

2015-2016 statistics

10.8 point per game

2.6 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

1.7 steals per game

Season high

20 points vs. Millard on Jan. 15

Opposing coach scouting report

“We have known Matt was going to be a very good player and tough matchup since watching him develop over the last 3 years. He is a very good at penetrating to the rim but shoots the 3 ball very well. He is also an excellent free throw shooter which makes him real tough in tight situations. His real strength is his toughness and his leadership qualities. A real challenge for any opposing team.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —2A Honorable Mention

Peyton Smith, Delta

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

10.7 point per game

3.2 rebounds per game

3.1 assists per game

2.9 steals per game (4th in 2A)

Season high

23 points vs. Park City on Dec. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

“As a team it was always our goal to do our best to take Peyton out of rhythm. We felt that he was a real good predictor to how the team would play. A couple things from our scouting report were Peyton Smith is their point guard and leader on the floor. You must close out on him with high hands but prepare for penetration and take it away. He is long and quick be sure he does not get in the paint.”

Deseret News prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer. EMAIL: jedward@deseretnews.com