TOMMY BARRETT, Viewmont, basketball: In three games last week, this Viewmont senior sure rose to the occasion. In games against Orem, Lone Peak and Bountiful, Barrett finished with a combined 56 points, 24 rebounds, 13 blocked shots, six assists and six steals.
Not bad for a 6-foot-4 kid going up against significantly taller players.
"In all honesty, he's probably our lone in the paint, low-post scoring threat on the entire team, we're definitely size challenged this year," said Viewmont coach Jeff Emery. "He's just a very, very good athlete."
Seven games into the season, Barrett has proven he can score with his back to the basket as well as taking people off the dribble.
Barrett's best game last week came in an upset win against Bountiful in which he had 19 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks, four assists and two steals.
CHARLEE OTT, Bryce Valley, basketball: This senior's best attribute may be something statistics can't measure.
"She just never quits," said her coach Tyson Brinkerhoff. "She's a phenomenal athlete and a really good motivator."
Ott and the Mustangs are off to an impressive 6-2 start that includes a win over Panguitch. The senior point guard is a three-year starter and leads her team more by example than flowery speeches. An honor student who also played varsity volleyball, Ott is responsible for running the offense of the experienced and talented Mustangs who have had a different leading scorer in each of their last five games."She's a great team leader," Brinkerhoff said. "She was sick last week but played and led us by example."
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