The 2017-2018 high school basketball season gets underway this Tuesday with 39 games around the state. To prepare fans for the upcoming season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 6A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information.

The region rankings are based on coaches preseason projections. There are no new head coaches in Class 6A this year.

Here are the 6A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.

Region 1 Capsules — 1. Davis High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Chad Sims (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 17-6 (Tied for 2nd in Region 2 with a 9-3 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Pleasant Grove, 48-45, in the 5A first round

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Josh Sanders, Guard, Sr. — 7.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.1 spg

Rich Stucki, Forward, Sr. — 7.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.6 spg

Trey Grossenbach, Guard, Sr. — 0.6 ppg

Tyson Garff, Guard, Jr. — 4.4 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.7 spg

Brendon Redford, Forward, Jr. — 3.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg

Dallin Anderson, Guard, Sr. Jace Hinton, Forward, Sr. — 0.1 ppg

Coach Comment: "Our team will be well balanced with post and perimeter players. Defining and accepting roles will be critical to the success of our year. The biggest challenge is getting everyone healthy and then using the preseason to figure out how to play to our strengths and gain experience.”

2. Layton High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Kelby Miller (8th year)

2016-2017 Record: 16-7 (1st in Region 2 with a 10-2 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Copper Hills, 81-63, in the 5A quarterfinals

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Truman Brown, Guard, Sr. — 11.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.1 apg, 3.0 spg

Skyler Turner, Center, Sr. — 6.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg

Brooks Kokkola, Forward, Sr. — 4.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.5 spg

Coach Comment: "We are excited about this upcoming season of Layton High Basketball. We think we have a great group of kids coming back that have experience and some new faces that will have a huge impact on games this year. We will be tested early with one of the toughest pre-season schedules in the state. If we can get guys healthy, from off-season surgeries, this team should make some noise in region and in the state tournament."

3. Fremont High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Corey Melaney (9th year)

2016-2017 Record: 12-9 (2nd in Region 1 with a 10-2 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Jordan, 66-55, in the 5A first round

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Cade Hadley, Guard, Sr. — 11.0 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.4 spg

Baylor Harrop, Guard, Soph. — 4.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.9 spg

Coach Comment: "We should have a very fun team to coach. We have some size, experience and some young kids that are skilled and ready to contribute at the varsity level. If we get good leadership and chemistry we will have a very successful year.”

4. Weber High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Ryan Jones (2nd year)

2016-2017 Record: 11-11 (3rd in Region 1 with an 8-4 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Copper Hills, 62-41, in the 5A first round

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Austin Bartholomew, Forward, Sr. — 5.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.5 spg

Kobe Furqueron, Forward, Sr. — 6.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.7 apg

Braedon Iverson, Center, Jr. — 1.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.6 spg

Hudson Schenck, Guard, Jr. — 0.1 ppg

Brandon Capener, Guard, Sr. — 0.6 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Coach Comment: "I'm excited for this team. We have some talented basketball players. There's a lot of great chemistry with this group and they play with grit."

5. Syracuse High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Troy Anderson (5th year)

2016-2017 Record: 14-10 (4th in Region 2 with an 8-4 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Lone Peak, 81-56, in the 5A first round

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Brock Gilbert, Guard, Sr. — 12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 5.2 apg, 2.1 spg

Sawyer Larson, Forward, Sr. — 1.6 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.4 spg

Ty Metcalfe, Guard, Sr. — 0.9 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Coach Comment: "With only one returning starter we have a lot of work to do to prove ourselves. We have a very strong preseason schedule that we feel will test us a team and prepare us for Region 1."

6. Northridge High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Lyndon Johnson (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 12-11 (4th in Region 1 with a 5-7 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Bingham, 66-41, in the 5A first round

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Matt Goodrich, Guard, Sr. — 10.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.4 spg

Jovonte Sharvers-Wyllie, Guard, Sr. — 0.6 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Landon Isaacson, Guard, Sr. — 1.7 ppg

Alec Duffin, Forward, Jr. — 10.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.3 spg

Jackson Kohl, Forward, Sr. — 5.5 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.4 apg

Coach Comment: "We have many returning players. Kids have worked hard to improve themselves, and our team for this upcoming year."

7. Clearfield High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Curtis Hulse (13th year)

2016-2017 Record: 4-17 (Tied for 5th in Region 1 with a 3-9 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Carter Buchi, Guard, Sr. — 2.1 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 spg

Antonio Santos, Guard, Sr. — 1.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 2.3 apg, 0.8 spg

Devon Poll, Forward, Sr. — 4.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.8 spg

Chandler Kotter, Forward, Sr. — 3.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg

Coach Comment: "Looking forward to an exciting year. Good to be back in the old Region 1, going to be a very competitive region. Have a lot of guys with experience back from last year. Hoping that will pay off for us."

Region 2 Capsules — 1. Kearns High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Dan Cosby (9th year)

2016-2017 Record: 13-12 (Tied for 3rd in Region 6 with a 6-6 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Murray, 78-68, in the Region 6 play-in-game

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Journey Buba, Guard, Sr. — 6.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.1 spg

Majok Kuath, Forward, Jr. — 6.1 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.6 spg

David Andrew, Guard, Sr. — 14.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.3 spg

Nate Maiava, Guard, Soph. — 1.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.6 apg

Coach Comment: "Finishing third in region play last year, we are a very hungry team that will play with a chip on our shoulder and play as though we have something to prove to ourselves. We made some mental mistakes that kept us from fulfilling our goals last year. This will be an athletic team that will play hard and will look to run as much as possible. If we can learn to play together and rely on our defense to create easy offense, we could compete for our first region title."

2. Hillcrest High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Sam Richins (9th year)

2016-2017 Record: 17-7 (2nd in Region 6 with a 7-5 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Springville, 57-45, in the 4A semifinals

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Tyson Flores, Guard, Sr. — 6.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.4 spg

Bassil Tekarli, Guard, Sr. — 8.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.6 spg

Brox Ashby, Guard, Soph. — 4.2 ppg, 0.9 rpg

McKay Ashby, Forward, Sr. — 1.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.3 spg

Coach Comment: "Hillcrest basketball has high hopes for the upcoming season. We lost several key players from last year’s semi-final run. We will need to reinvent ourselves somewhat, trying to play without true bigs this season. We will rely on speed and outside shooting. We have several guards that can shoot the ball from deep including Ashby, Tekarli, and Flores. If we can learn to be physical and play defense we should see some success in region 2 this season."

3. Granger High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Jason Chandler (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 7-16 (5th in Region 2 with a 3-9 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Anel Alagic, Guard, Sr. — 14.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg

Jason Murillo, Forward, Sr. — 7.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg

Roulervee Vann, Guard, Jr. — 6.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.7 spg

Coach Comment: "We return three starters and a lot of experienced players from last season. Our guys have worked really hard this offseason to improve their skill and strength. If we buy in and play for each other, I think we can compete in Region 2."

4. Cyprus High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Tre Smith (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 5-18 (7th in Region 6 with a 2-10 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Tayven Aloi, Forward, Jr. — 6.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.4 apg

Cody Meza, Guard, Sr. — 12.2 ppg

Josh Amasio, Guard, Sr. — 9.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Skyler Case, Guard, Sr. — 4.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 2.0 apg

Coach Comment: "I love the group of kids that we have this year. They have a passion for the game and love to compete. One of the most valuable attributes to this team is our love and care for one another and the unselfishness we have for each others success. These kids have worked hard for their senior year and I believe it will pay off.”

5. Hunter High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Robb Collins (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 2-21 (7th in Region 2 with a 1-11 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Denzel Farrow, Forward, Sr. — 2.5 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Emmanuel Mulibea, Guard, Sr. — 3.3 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Jonathon Tonumaipea, Guard, Sr. — 6.78 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.1 apg, 0.6 spg

Cooper Condie, Guard, Jr. — 1.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Daisean Cash, Guard, Soph.

Sione Folauhola, Forward, Sr.,1.9 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Coach Comment: "We are looking forward to competing in the new regions. We still lack some varsity experience but with the right chemistry, preparation, and dedication to the task at hand, we feel like we can compete with anyone and are looking forward to the challenges. We have shooters, scorers, length, athleticism, and speed but it will be up to the coaches to find the right mix and make all the assets come together."

Region 3 Capsules — 1. Copper Hills High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Andrew Blanchard (6th year)

2016-2017 Record: 21-5 (Tied for 1st in Region 3 with an 11-1 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Lone Peak, 88-73, in the 5A semifinals

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Trevon Allfrey, Center, Jr. — 9.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 0.6 apg

Bryan Holgate, Forward, Sr. — 0.5 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Dallin Mildenhall, Guard, Sr. — 0.5 ppg

Coach Comment: "Our team is determined to add to the tradition created here at Copper Hills High School from prior years. We bring back Trevon Allfrey who started as a sophomore last year, while adding some talented seniors that have worked while they waited for this opportunity to play varsity basketball. We also add some talented sophomores that have a lot of potential to contribute to our team but will have to learn quickly. This year’s team works hard on the court and in the classroom, earning over a 3.75 cumulative team GPA, and having three potential Academic All-State players in Joseph Wilson (3.95 GPA, 28 ACT Score), Seth Argyle (4.0 GPA, 32 ACT Score) and Ben Bittner (4.0 GPA, 31 ACT Score). Go Grizzlies!"

2. West Jordan High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Scott Briggs (19th year)

2016-2017 Record: 13-12 (Tied for 3rd in Region 3 with a 6-6 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Pleasant Grove, 54-39, in the 5A quarterfinals

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Darrian Nebeker, Forward, Sr. — 12.0 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.8 spg

Sinai Enoch, Guard, Sr. — 5.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.5 spg

Ashton Kelson, Forward, Sr. — 0.7 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.4 apg

Jakob Josephson, Guard, Jr.

Christian Rhodes-Jimenez, Guard, Sr. — 0.2 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Coach Comment: "We believe that we should be a competitive team in Region III and are looking forward to a successful season. The team will try to play hard every night and hope to overcome our inexperience by the time league play begins."

3. Herriman High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Brad Tingey (8th year)

2016-2017 Record: 5-16 (7th in Region 4 with a 2-10 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Blake Freeland, Forward, Sr. — 4.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg

Isi Leakehe, Guard, Sr. — 2.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg

Jael Vaughn, Guard, Jr. — 3.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.5 spg

Kase Petersen, Forward, Soph. — 1.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Coach Comment: "We will have a very competitive team this season. Our combination of size, speed, and toughness will give teams fits and will allow us to match up well with the top teams in the state. We look forward to a brutal preseason to see where we stand and to see the areas we need to work on to make a run at a state title and region championship."

4. Riverton High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Skyler Wilson (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 10-13 (Tied for 5th in Region 4 with a 4-8 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Richie Saunders, Guard, Soph. — 6'3", 7.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.7 spg

Ryen Edwards, Forward, Sr. — 6'2", 6.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.8 spg

Ben Nielson, Guard, Sr. — 6'1", 2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 0.8 spg

Coach Comment: "This group of players has worked very hard in the offseason on developing a team-first approach that I think will pay off in the upcoming season. We have great team leaders who have instituted a culture where no one cares who gets individual credit or accolades. These kids play for each other, which makes them fun to coach. We will need to take advantage of our talented backcourt and play a fast-paced style. I know our players are excited about the opportunity to represent Riverton High School very well in Region 3."

5. Taylorsville High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Bernie Graziano (2nd year)

2016-2017 Record: 8-13 (6th in Region 3 with a 2-10 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 0

Coach Comment: "We are really excited about our team and have a great group of high character players. We have several players who have improved from hard work in the spring and summer. We are aware of our challenges in the 6A Classification and will be ready to compete and achieve our goals this season.”

Region 4 Capsules — 1. Lone Peak High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: David Evans (3rd year)

2016-2017 Record: 23-5 (1st in Region 4 with a 12-0 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Bingham, 49-42, in the 5A championship

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Steven Ashworth, Guard, Sr. — 13.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 6.9 apg, 2.5 spg

Chantry Ross, Guard, Sr. — 10.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.7 apg, 2.1 spg

Jackson Brinkerhoff, Forward, Sr. — 6.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.7 spg

Max Brenchley, Forward, Sr. — 5.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.9 spg

Taylor Madson, Guard, Sr. — 0.4 ppg

Coach Comment: "We have a really fun group coming back this year. Very unselfish and hard-nosed. We are excited about this upcoming season."

2 (tie). American Fork High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Doug Meacham (16th year)

2016-2017 Record: 11-12 (Tied for 5th in Region 4 with a 4-8 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Isaac Johnson, Forward, Jr. — 14.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.4 spg

Zach McWhorter, Center/Forward, Sr. — 8.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg

Trey Stewart, Guard, Jr. — 5.8 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 1.1 apg, 0.7 spg

Rob Crowther, Guard, Sr. — 6.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.6 spg

Levi Dunne, Center, Sr.

Coach Comment: "We have made an emphasis to be better ball movers and stay aggressive on the offensive end. We want to be relentless rebounders and we want to be better at competitive toughness. How well we prepare mentally for our region will be our key. We will have some great depth with some possible “Starters” coming off the bench which can be really good depending on how each of those players handles their roles game to game."

2 (tie). Bingham High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Jake Schroeder (5th year)

2016-2017 Record: 24-3 (Tied for 1st in Region 3 with an 11-1 record)

2017 Postseason: Beat Lone Peak, 49-42, in the 5A championship

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Dax Milne, Guard, Sr. — 2.2 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.8 apg, 1.0 spg

Brayden Cosper, Forward, Sr. — 5.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.7 spg

Dalton Miller, Forward, Sr. — 1.8 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.3 apg

Ryan Wood, Guard, Sr. — 0.4 ppg

Coach Comment: "We are very excited about the upcoming season. We have a lot of uncertainty going into this year. I am really excited to see what this team can become. We have an extremely tough schedule, and a brutal region to play in, but I know our guys will be ready to compete."

2 (tie). Pleasant Grove High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Randy McAllister (16th year)

2016-2017 Record: 22-4 (2nd in Region 4 with a 10-2 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Bingham, 54-44, in the 5A semifinals

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Matt Van Komen, Center, Jr. — 13.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg

Casey Brown, Guard, Jr. — 10.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.7 spg

Kawika Akina, Guard, Jr. — 4.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 0.6 spg

Tyler Pearson, Guard, Sr. — 2.8 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.4 spg

Tyler Fairbanks, Guard, Jr.

Coach Comment: "We had a young team last year that has grown a lot over the off-season. We are counting on the added experience and improvements made this past year to get us to our goals. We look forward to the challenge of playing in such a strong region. Every night should be a real battle."

5. Westlake High School


2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Nate Carling (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 11-13 (Tied for 3rd in Region 4 with a 5-7 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Viewmont, 66-55, in the 5A first round

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Cooper Mattson, Forward, Jr. — 6.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.4 spg

Jared McGregor, Guard, Jr. — 3.5 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg

Austin White, Guard, Jr. — 2.9 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.6 spg

Boston Chappell, Guard, Sr. — 1.7 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.7 spg

Coach Comment: "The Westlake boys’ basketball team is expected to be very competitive in an extremely talented Region 4. We will rely on an aggressive defense and a balanced offensive attack to win ball games. Our team depth and competitive spirit are our greatest strengths."