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Shantaya Strebel

QUINCY BAIR, American Fork, boys basketball: A Deseret News first team all-stater a year ago, this senior forward has been tearing it up for the Cavemen this preaseason.

Last week the Utah State commit led American Fork to a 3-1 record at the Visit Mesa Tournament in Arizona.

He scored 24 points in the tournament's first game against Desert Visit, Ariz., and then scored 12, 13 and 13 points respectively over the next three games.

Through nine games he's averaging 16.0 ppg, and is one of the big reasons American Fork is off to a 9-1 start this season.

During his junior year last year, the athletic forward averaged 12.9 points and 5.3 rebounds.

SHANTAYA STREBEL, Tabiona, girls basketball: In addition to having the moves on the basketball court, Shantaya Strebel is also an all-state drill team member.

The honor student is leading 1A in scoring with 24.83 points per game. She's also one of the state's top rebounders and she plays varsity volleyball and runs track.

"Shantaya is the spark plug of our team," said head coach Doug Price. "She keeps the other players motivated, and always has a positive attitude. She really has a love for the game and gives 110 percent at all times, which makes her a pleasure to coach. If you need a go-to person she's the one. I've had some great players over the years and Shantaya is right at the top of the list."