BROCK SMITH, Fremont, basketball: The 'Wolves are off to a 3-0 start in region play, and the play of this 6-foot-5 senior is a big reason why.
Smith is averaging 18.6 points and 9.9 rebounds this year, and he's scored in double figures in every game.
Last Tuesday he scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Fremont to a 62-55 victory over Layton. Last Friday, he poured in 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in a 49-42 victory over Northridge.
Fourteen games into the season, Smith is the sixth leading scorer in Class 5A.
In what has been an inconsistent season for Fremont, from an individual standpoint, Smith himself has been very consistent.
Last year, Smith averaged 12.3 ppg and led Fremont to a berth in the 5A semifinals before falling to Lone Peak.
MEGAN BEAN, Richfield, basketball: Stands out for her offensive abilities, but it's her defensive commitment that has helped Richfield to a 15-1 season.
"Megan is obviously a key part of our offense, but her defensive abilities makes our team very strong," said coach Marc Peterson. "She blocks and alters many of her opponents shots inside. She is one of the quicker post players that I have been able to coach. Often she is out in front leading the fast break. It would be very difficult to work harder than Megan does."
Bean scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the Wildcats' win over South Sevier.
"She is also a leader in academics as well," Peterson said. "The same work ethic that she has on the court is used in the classroom as well."