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Published: Tuesday, March 16 2010 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Basketball Fan

Why isn't the Johnson boy from Green River 1st team?!?! Anyone that saw that kid play knows he is a monster and one of the best. He averaged what 25 points 15 boards 5 blocks a game at the state tourney?

r those stats legit

If those stats are right I will be suprised. If they are right then wow he is a monster.

Re: Basketball Fan

ummm.....He didn't get enough votes?? Just saying, that's the way it works! The very beginning of the article says that it is based on a coaches vote and that 21 of 28 coaches in 1A voted.

1A fan

there are a few names of the list the sophmore fenom eddie dunham BV lightning quik point guard in Korde chynowth also riley miller panguitch not mention many more two guys from wasatch academy wow

Green River

A quick look at the Des News stat page verifies that those stats are accurate - at least points wise.. It would seem coaches put alot of merit in how far a player advances his team. All of the first team players were on teams that played on the 4th day of the tournament. Only Johnson and Robbie Giles of Tabiona made the second team and were from teams that did not play all 4 games. I would guess had Green River beaten Liahona or Tabby defeated Panguich they would have been first team. To be first or second team you must not only be a great player but also good enough to get your team deep into the playoffs.

The suprise to me is that the MVP is Caden Anderson and not Kace Roundy. I watched both players and although Caden is the better player, in cruch time Kace was able to carry his team to victory and Caden was not.

Over all and as usual the Des News All State teams are more accurate than the Trib.

Green River assistant coach

The stats that were cited about Johnson are pretty accurate. He averaged 23 points and 10.5 boards a game. Those stats were submitted to Des News by myself three times, but they have yet to put all the correct stats on our page. It's probably right though about not playing on the fourth day. But getting him on second team isn't bad coming from our little town...

re 1 A fan

humm those guys were good but not as good as the ones on the list and if there is a discrepancy I would say it is the MVP Tyson Westwood was the best there not only for his team but overall. I am not from Piute.


"After Kace Roundy, Bryce Valley's star player, fouled out early in the fourth quarter, all of the supporting players made brilliant plays"

"although Caden is the better player, in cruch time Kace was able to carry his team to victory and Caden was not"

Wow that shounds like he was real effective in carrying his team to victory to me. How does sitting on the bench carry your team to victory?

The MVP is as it should be Caden is the better player overall rather his team won the championship or not!!!

The whole thing is politics

If it was not about politics, rich would have five guys in all state. They were the best all year, not just four days

@ Green River

Well if makes you feel any better the state's leading scorer, 1a through 5a, plus 1a's top three-point shooter only had two coaches vote for him. Didn't even make 3rd team. That should give you an idea how silly this thing is.

Not as silly as you think

Some of these comments are what is silly. Not many people know the game as well as the coaches who vote. The coaches know what players they have to work their defense around. The high scorer is not always the best player on the floor. There are cherry pickers who score a lot off of the efforts of others. The best player is often the ball handler who is able to get the ball through the defense, is smart enough to see the floor and know when to give an assist. He's not always the high scoreman. Give the coaches the credit they deserve.

State and votes

It only makes sense that if you don't play in the state tourney for all of the coaches in the other regions to watch you, you probably don't have much of a chance to get their votes. Rightly so. There's just not a better way to do it. Also-coaches know that it takes a lot more than scoring to make an all-state level player.

Congrats to all

Of course every kid who plays high school basketball would like to make the all-state first team. That isn't reality. Instead of acting like poor sports and fools, let's congratulate the kids who do earn the honors. Let's respect the coaches' choices. They see the game and players from a better perspective than those of us who just observe. Let's thank the Deseret News for all of their efforts to recognize our high school athletes. They do a fabulous job and make the banquet and Jazz game an experience these kids will always remember. Thanks to the players, the coaches and the Des News for making this a fun basketball season.

1a fan

Why would not 2 kids from Wasatch be there in all state mention ?


finally someone with some class Congrats to all, you couldnt have said it better

RE:1A fan

I didnt see any Wasatch kids that dominated. I did see a WA team choke against eventual state champs Bryce Valley.


Why where there 8 coaches who did not even vote?

Miners Fan Baby

Miners got a improved baller next year. this year he hirt his ankle. he had to go into rehad. so he wasn't able to go ballin, watch out next yea


The grammar and spelling in this last post makes me cringe. Do you mean miners as in Tintic?

Re: not as silly as you think

I really appreciated your comments. They were spot on, especially your statement about the best player on the court being the smart little point guards that get the high point man the ball! I'm not taking away from their ability to shoot and score, but it takes a floor general to get them the ball! ie: Stockton to Malone! To be able to make that sweet pass, nail a defender to the floor with a cross over dribble, spin move etc. To play that full court pressure defense, making or creating steals! To be the only one out front driving for a lay up after busting his hump to steal the ball & just before he goes for the score he makes a pass to his trailer instead and lets him have the points! I hope that all these high scoring MVP's would say that without their own Stockton's they could'nt have achieved such individual status as MVP! There truly is more to the game than the high point man!

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