PARKER VAN DYKE, East, basketball: Has been great all year, but the junior was at his best last Friday in a 74-69 overtime victory over rival Highland.
Van Dyke scored 33 points, while adding 14 rebounds and five assists. It was his first double-double of the season.
Fifteen games into the season, the 6-foot-3 guard is averaging 26.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists. Van Dyke is the second-leading scorer in the state behind only Green River's Justin Johnson.
"He can do a lot of things individually, but he's just as good a team guy," said East coach Skip Lowe. "I'd hate to game plan against him. He's so good in so many ways."
The shooting guard has received scholarship offers from Utah, Utah State and Arizona State.
MAKENLEE WILLIAMS, Syracuse, girls basketball: Playing in the shadow of prep star Brittney Martin might make some athletes resent the attention and the accolades. But not Makenlee Williams.
The senior who will play for Utah State is averaging 19 points per game and cares about only one thing — winning games. She's helped the team to 56 straight regular season wins.
"She's a total team player," said head coach Rob Reisbeck. "She's happy to see her teammates succeed. She's always upbeat, always has a great attitude."
And she always plays hard.
"She can do everything, post-up, shoot, drive, and she brings an intensity to the team that you don't see very often," said Reisbeck. "She's a tough kid and I think she only knows one speed and that's all-out."