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FILE: Richfield and Juan Diego compete in the 3A girls basketball state championship at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

The 2017-2018 high school basketball season got underway last week before Thanksgiving, but really ramps up this week with a full slate of games across the state. To prepare fans for the upcoming season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 4A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information.

The region rankings are based on coaches preseason projections.

There are nine new head basketball coaches in 4A this year: Jayce Slack (Canyon View), Cory Nielsen (Cedar), Ryan Forsey (Dixie), Ryan Rarick (Snow Canyon), Trent Syme (Payson), Kristy Putnam (Uintah), Ashley McKray (Juan Diego), Mike Corbridge (Bear River) and Alexis Bird (Green Canyon).

Here are the 4A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.