It was very disappointing to see the All-State selections. When will the
Des-News and coaches STOP selecting these All-State teams solely on what happens
during the week of the state tournament. You have several "first" team
players that in my opinion should be 2nd team AT BEST. (More likely Honorable
Mention). Just because your team gets to the state championship does not mean
you have 1st team all state players. We all know one team had the easiest road
to the finals. Some of the 1st team players selected have stats that aren't
even in the same gym as some of the 2nd team selections. In fact, All FIVE of
the 2nd team selection had better stats than at least one of the 1st team
selection. This award needs to be based on the entire season, not what happens
in the state tournament. No offense to the Provo player, but is she really a 1st
team all state player on a 4-17 team? I don't think so. Great job D-News
covering high school sports in Utah. I will give you that much.
@Hoopcoach, You need to be consistent with your argument. First you say that
just because a team makes it to the championship doesn't mean they have 1st
team all-state players, then you say a girl shouldn't be 1st team because
her team wasn't good enough. All state should be those that play best
against the best competition in the State. Great stats on a team that
doesn't go very far in the State tournament doesn't mean they are All
State either. Stats can be very misleading, if not simply counted incorrectly.
Ball hogs that play no defense can end up with good stats. Or teams with only
1 good player can have great stats because they have no one else to turn to for
points, so they take more shots. Coaches vote seems like the only fair way to
do it, as unfair as that may seem to someone who thinks their daughter is the
best ball player around and doesn't understand why all the coaches
can't see it.
Hey Joe don't know squat. You said the same thing I did! My whole point is
if you look at the entire season and not just the state tournament, we would
have a completely different 1st team All-State. Just because you may average 15
ppg doesn't mean you are a ball hog. Someone has to lead the team.
@Hoopcoach - why don't you show some respect to these 1st team all-state
girls? obviously they earned the recognition through the votes of the coaches.
Sorry your daughter didn't make the cut. Obviously these votes were based
on season play as well as state tournament play as evidenced by the Provo player
making 1st team All-State. Provo HS didn't make it to the state
@Hoopcoach - AGAIN, you contradict yourself. Why don't you show respect to
the 1st team all-state selections? Obviously they deserved the selection as
they were voted on by the coaches who have seen all of these girls play and know
their skill level and leadership. Sorry that your daughter didn't make the
cut. It appears that votes were given based on season play AS WELL AS state
tournament play as evidenced by the Provo player making 1st team. Provo HS did
not make it to the state tournament.