Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches votes. For a more in-depth look at all of the first-, second- and third-teamers, including a scouting report comment from an opposing coach, see the list.

3A MVP

Tyler Bennett, Dixie, Sr., 6-4, Guard — 21.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.9 spg

3A First Team

Avery Ames, Juan Diego, Sr., 6-3, Guard — 13.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 spg

Maliik Fagan-Foster, Juan Diego, Sr., 6-4, Guard — 16.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.1 spg

Triston Hartfiel, Bear River, Sr., 6-9, Guard — 13.6 ppg

Ace Hymas, Tooele, Sr., 6-6, Forward — 20.1 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.4 spg

Rylan Jones, Logan, Fr., 6-1, Guard — 19.7 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.7 spg

Marcus McKone, Desert Hills, Sr., 6-3, Guard — 14.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.0 apg

3A Second Team

Dakota Anderson, North Sanpete, Sr., 6-4, Forward — 17.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg

Brantzen Blackner, Canyon View, So., 6-2, G/F — 11.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.0 spg

Richard Guymon, Dixie, Jr., 6-7, Center — 8.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.0 apg

Logan Hokanson, Desert Hills, Jr., 5-11, Guard — 14.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.1 spg

Keenan Nielson, Cedar, Jr., 6-1, Guard — 17.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.0 apg

Cody Ruesch, Pine View, Sr., 6-4, Center — 14.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg

3A Third Team

Jason Andersen, Logan, Sr., 5-11, Guard — 13.2 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.2 spg

Jared Bagley, Logan, So., 6-0, Guard — 12.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg

Cole Fossat, Carbon, Sr., 5-11, Guard — 14.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.9 spg

Mike Litchford, Bear River, Jr., 6-4, Forward — 12.9 ppg

Malachi Otis, Dixie, Sr., 5-8, Guard — 6.9 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.7 spg

Cameron Potter, Grantsville, Sr., 5-11, Guard — 15.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.7 spg

3A Honorable Mention

Trevor Allred, Union, Sr., 6-3, Guard

Aaron Clark, Juab, Jr., 6-3, Guard

James Eardley, Dixie, Sr., 6-4, Guard

Matt Griffin, Richfield, Sr., 5-10, Guard

Cord Johnson, Canyon View, Sr., 6-3, Guard

Justin Loveless, Snow Canyon, Sr., 6-5, Center

Porter Robinson, Richfield, Sr., 6-5, Center

Conner Searle, Tooele, Sr., 6-8, Center

Jaylon Steck, Richfield, Sr., 6-0, Guard

Xavier Stoker, Canyon View, Sr., 6-2, Forward

Eslliey Tan, Juan Diego, Jr., 6-9, Guard

Jase Wanlass, Stansbury, Jr., 6-2, Guard

Tyler Bennett, Dixie

3A MVP

Sr., 6-4, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

21.4 points per game (1st in 3A)

4.2 rebounds per game

2.1 assists per game

1.9 steals per game (5th in 3A)

Season high

38 points vs. Green Valley, Nev. on Dec. 12

Opposing coach scouting report

“Tyler is a special kind of player that doesn't come around every day. He is so gifted physically and was the most athletic player we faced all year. It is almost impossible to defend him, especially one-on-one. He gets to the basket and finishes plays as well as anyone I've seen in a long time. We felt Tyler was best in the open court and in space. To slow him down, we needed to play off and gap him in the half court. However, Tyler's perimeter shooting was good enough to make 30 3's this year and he led all of 3A in scoring (21.5 ppg). What I really appreciated about Tyler was his competitive spirit and leadership. He exerted as much or more energy on defense as he did on offense. He made all his teammates better and willed his team to win state.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —3A Second Team

Avery Ames, Juan Diego

3A First Team

Sr., 6-3, Guard

Twitter: @AveryAmes

2015-2016 statistics

13.0 points per game

4.3 rebounds per game

2.5 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

21 points on three different occasions

Opposing coach scouting report

“Avery Ames is a terrific athlete that causes a lot of problems for opposing teams. Offensively he is a great ball handler that can take you off the dribble either direction and gets to the rim very quickly. He is a fantastic slasher that can finish at the rim with regularity. If you play off of him to take away his penetration he can knock down the perimeter shot. His athleticism is his greatest asset. Simply put he is just hard to guard. His confidence was evident and you just knew he was prepared to beat you anyway he needed to. Defensively he is long, quick and tough. He has the ability to lock down your best offensive player. He also is big enough to be an effective rebounder. Avery was one of the best players on one of the best teams in 3A. Juan Diego’s success the past two seasons were due in large part to the athleticism and skill set of Avery Ames.”

Maliik Fagan-Foster, Juan Diego

3A First Team

Sr., 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @Meshai_Maliik

2015-2016 statistics

16.5 points per game (6th in 3A)

7.3 rebounds per game (4th in 3A)

2.5 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

29 points vs. Bear River on Jan. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very quick and versatile player. He can take you off the dribble, hit perimeter shots and attack on the block. Very good at rebounding and bringing the ball up in transition. He is their toughest player and has the ability to take over games. He does not miss at the free-throw line and understands how to draw fouls. If you allow him touches, he will punish you.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —3A Second Team

Triston Hartfiel, Bear River

3A First Team

Sr., 6-9, Guard

Twitter: @sunshine8435

2015-2016 statistics

13.6 points per game

Season high

27 points vs. Logan on Feb. 3

Opposing coach scouting report

“Tristen was always a major threat to score either off the dribble or with a deep 3. We thought he was really the pulse of the team and whenever he was playing well their team was really tough. He did a great job of getting them into their offense and leading the break.”

Ace Hymas, Tooele

3A First Team

Sr., 6-6, Forward

Twitter: @acehymas54

2015-2016 statistics

20.1 points per game (2nd in 3A)

8.1 rebounds per game (2nd in 3A)

1.6 assists per game

1.4 steals per game

Season high

32 points vs. Layton Christian on Jan. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“Ace was an extremely difficult matchup to guard. He can beat you up in the post, hit a 3-pointer in your eye and take you off the dribble. If you are somehow able to stop all of that, you then have to deal with his incredible motor and desire to get every rebound. Take all of these items into consideration and you can see why he was one of the leading scorers and rebounders this season in 3A as well as our Region MVP.”

Rylan Jones, Logan

3A First Team

Fr., 6-1, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

19.7 points per game (3rd in 3A)

3.8 rebounds per game

4.0 assists per game (2nd in 3A)

2.7 steals per game (1st year)

Season high

32 points vs. Snow Canyon on Feb. 26

Opposing coach scouting report

“At first glance, you’d never suspect that the boyish figure you were looking at was one of the best basketball players in the state, not just 3A but in the state. Rylan Jones is all of 125 pounds soaking wet and yet he has to be one of the smartest, toughest basketball players his age to ever don a uniform. Only a freshman, he plays with the poise, calm and confidence of the most seasoned senior. It is uncanny how Rylan can handle the basketball with either hand, lull you to sleep and find a way to score at the basket with your biggest and best defenders draped all over him. If you think you can back off and take away his drive he will shoot the three-ball with the accuracy of an Army Ranger, and not at the 3-point line but anywhere over the half-court line, literally. It appeared he would often toy with teams until the game was in question and then he would take over and beat you in a myriad of ways. He is extremely mentally tough and has an awareness and understanding of the game that most do not, regardless of age. In my opinion as an opposing coach, Rylan is as talented offensively as any player we have encountered in many years. He had a good cast of players around him this season but he was the engine that made Logan the highest scoring team in 3A. An unbelievable talent at such a young age!”

Marcus McKone, Desert Hills

3A First Team

Sr., 6-3, Guard

Twitter: @MarcusMcKone12

2015-2016 statistics

14.3 points per game

4.9 rebounds per game

1.0 assists per game

Season high

24 points vs. Manti on Dec. 17

Opposing coach scouting report

“Marcus is an incredible outside shooter. throughout his career at Desert Hills he has been the man to try to stop. We were always so impressed on how Marcus would handle himself on the court. He was hard to prepare for because we had to worry about where he was at all time on the floor. If you ever lost Marcus on the court you would pay for it. He would hit a BIG SHOT. Marcus Mckone is an intriguing basketball player because of his positional size, basketball IQ, and extremely broad offensive foundation. He has definitely put in the time to be a great basketball player. He has great court awareness and makes others around him better because he is so unselfish. Marcus was a leader on his team and I always admired his respect for opposing coaches and players.”

Past all-state honors

2015 —3A Third Team

Dakota Anderson, North Sanpete

3A Second Team

Sr., 6-4, Forward

Twitter: @danderson025

2015-2016 statistics

17.9 points per game (4th in 3A)

5.3 rebounds per game

2.0 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Canyon View on Jan. 27

Opposing coach scouting report

“It is a shame that Dakota did not get to the state tournament to display his game. He is a very talented offensive player that can score in multiple ways. He is a leader for his team that is able to create for himself and others. He was huge in the two games against us. He has the body and the skill set to play at the next level.”

Brantzen Blackner, Canyon View

3A Second Team

Soph., 6-2, G/F

Twitter: @BrantzenB35

2015-2016 statistics

11.8 points per game

5.2 rebounds per game

3.7 assists per game (5th in 3A)

2.0 steals per game (4th in 3A)

Season high

25 points vs. Pine View on Feb. 25

Opposing coach scouting report

“Brantzen was the heart and soul of a very good Canyon View team this year. He is a great athlete who could hurt you in many different ways. Brantzen's ability and size makes him a matchup nightmare. He will take a smaller guard to the basket and finish over him. Put a big on him and he will take you outside and knock down the long ball. This combination of great shooting and the ability to finish at the rim made him as good a player as anyone we faced this season. Not only does he have a great offensive game, but he plays tremendous defense and rebounds the basketball very well. When you add it all together you get a well-rounded basketball player who can completely take over a game. Brantzen is only getting better and will definitely be a player to watch next season.”

Richard Guymon, Dixie

3A Second Team

Jr., 6-7, Center

2015-2016 statistics

8.6 points per game

5.6 rebounds per game (10th in 3A)

2.0 assists per game

Season high

17 points at Cedar on Jan. 27

Opposing coach scouting report

“In my opinion, Guymon is the most improved player we faced. You always had to be mindful of where he is because he rebounded the ball and blocked shots on defense. He was always around the basket and has a way of always finding the ball. When you did put a body on him, he could still jump above you and get the ball.”

Logan Hokanson, Desert Hills

3A Second Team

Jr., 5-11, Guard

Twitter: @thenameslogin

2015-2016 statistics

14.0 points per game

3.1 rebounds per game

3.7 assists per game (6th in 3A)

2.1 steals per game (3rd in 3A)

Season high

26 points vs. Dixie on Jan. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Logan is a great guard with a high level of versatility. He does a lot of positive things on the offensive and defensive end of the floor. He is fundamentally sound and a threat to score from the inside and outside. He is very good at attacking defenses on the drive. He also finishes with good explosiveness. Logan has good range on his shot. He can score effectively in the paint as he attacks the basket. He is a good and crafty finisher at the rim because of his good ball handling skills. He is very good at catching the ball and sweeping through and attacking the basket. He is a good perimeter defender and knows how to effectively switch on ball screens as a defender on the perimeter. Logan Hokanson loves the game and is able to make others better because of his court awareness and his ability to see the open guy. He was a playmaker for his team.”

Keenan Nielson, Cedar

3A Second Team

Jr., 6-1, Guard

Twitter: @keenannielson13

2015-2016 statistics

17.0 points per game (5th in 3A)

3.4 rebounds per game

3.0 assists per game

Season high

34 points at Snow Canyon on Jan. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Keenan may have made the most gains of any player in our region this year. Throughout the season, he developed from a good player to an outstanding player and scorer. Keenan became their 'go-to player' in crunch time and Cedar ran everything through him. He has always had the ability to hit open shots but throughout the year he began to score in so many different ways. He averaged a respectable 17 ppg. Keenan is a very intelligent player who time and time again made they right play as a point guard. He is playing with much more confidence and this should help their team moving forward.”

Cody Ruesch, Pine View

3A Second Team

Sr., 6-4, Center

Twitter: @codyruesch

2015-2016 statistics

14.0 points per game

7.5 rebounds per game (3rd in 3A)

2.0 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

23 points vs. Desert Hills on Feb. 10

Opposing coach scouting report

“Cody Ruesch is a tough guard, too quick for a big post and to strong for a thin 4. He gets off the floor so quick and can elevate high enough to see over the top of the defense. His teammates do a great job of getting him the ball in scoring position where he can then use his excellent footwork and quickness to take advantage of the defense. He is a relentless offensive rebounder and gives his team a lot of second chances. He is intense but also one of the best sportsmen in the region, he plays hard and expects his teammates to do the same.”

Jason Andersen, Logan

3A Third Team

Sr., 5-11, Guard

Twitter: @JasonAndersen6

2015-2016 statistics

13.2 points per game

1.5 rebounds per game

1.9 assists per game

2.2 steals per game (2nd in 3A)

Season high

20 points vs. Carbon on Feb. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jason was very tough to stay in front of off the dribble. He would attack and score or kick to any of their many shooters. He brought a toughness to the court that is essential to winning and was also a very solid defender.”

Jared Bagley, Logan

3A Third Team

Soph., 6-0, Guard

Twitter: @BagleyJared

2015-2016 statistics

12.6 points per game

2.9 rebounds per game

3.6 assists per game (7th in 3A)

1.5 steals per game

Season high

27 points at Bear River on Feb. 3

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jared is a complete player. He is a great shooter but even better off the dribble. He is the kind of player that is hard to game plan against. If you have your players close-out high he drives by them and hits a jump shot. If you have them take the drive away he has the range to hit the long ball. He is not afraid to get in and rebound with the big boys and he is a very unselfish player. I was most impressed with the poise and composure he played with as a sophomore. Good athlete with a high level of basketball skills.”

Cole Fossat, Carbon

3A Third Team

Sr., 5-11, Guard

Twitter: @colefossat

2015-2016 statistics

14.6 points per game (8th in 3A)

3.9 rebounds per game

3.3 assists per game (10th in 3A)

1.9 steals per game (6th in 3A)

Season high

28 points vs. Cedar on Dec. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

“Cole is a gamer, he never gets rattled and is a leader for his team. He was set to have a great senior year before his injury. He scored when needed, but was OK to run the offense and distribute when his teammates were on. He was a gutsy defender and one of the toughest kids I have watched play.”

Mike Litchford, Bear River

3A Third Team

Jr., 6-4, Forward

Twitter: @Litch23M

2015-2016 statistics

12.9 points per game

Season high

23 points at Logan on Jan. 15

Opposing coach scouting report

“He draws help when he has the ball on the block very well. He is a strong post player that is really good around the block. You have to get him off of the boards or he has the potential to take over games. Very quick for a post and has the ability to take you off the dribble to attack the rim. He is a tough blue-collar player that wants to play physical.”

Malachi Otis, Dixie

3A Third Team

Sr., 5-8, Guard

Twitter: @MalachiOtis2

2015-2016 statistics

6.9 points per game

2.9 rebounds per game

3.9 assists per game (3rd in 3A)

1.7 steals per game (8th in 3A)

Season high

13 points vs. Snow Canyon on Jan. 22

Opposing coach scouting report

“Malachi was a great defender and passer. It was difficult keeping him out of the paint and creating for his teammates. I feel like he was the glue for Dixie’s state championship run. He does a great job of communicating and getting players where they need to be.”

Cameron Potter, Grantsville

3A Third Team

Sr., 5-11, Guard

2015-2016 statistics

15.7 points per game (7th in 3A)

2.7 rebounds per game

3.8 assists per game (4th in 3A)

1.7 steals per game (9th in 3A)

Season high

25 points vs. Park City on Jan. 27

Opposing coach scouting report

“Cameron Potter is the consummate high school point guard. He is the type of player you want running your team. Cameron has excellent ball handling and decision-making skills. He puts his teammates in the best possible situations. He can attack the basket and draw contact, or he can hit the 3 ball consistently. Cameron has excellent body control and a pure shot. Cameron Potter is clutch and hit big shots for his team down the stretch of games. Cameron Potter is a great player and young man.”

Deseret News prep editor and Real Salt Lake beat writer. EMAIL: jedward@deseretnews.com