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 1A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information.

The region rankings are based on coaches preseason projections.

There are six new head basketball coaches in 1A this year: Brigham McLaws (Diamond Ranch), Frank Huntington (Piute), Brad Garrett (Water Canyon), Brooks Heder (Telos), Tim Drisdom (ICS) and Mike Lambson (Mount Vernon).

Here are the 1A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.

Region 19 Capsules — 1. Monticello High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Tony Esplin (7th year)

2016-2017 Record: 13-11 (1st in Region 19 with a 8-0 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Parowan, 48-43, in the 1A consolation

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Jake Freestone, Forward, Sr. — 11.1 ppg

Ryan Bird, Guard, Sr. — 4.7 ppg

Lucas Hatch, Guard, Jr. — 7.0 ppg

Coach Comment: "With 3 returning starters, and a shallow bench due to lingering football injuries, it will be a different year. We will have to be in shape, avoid foul trouble, and stay injury free in order for us to compete. We showed some good things this summer, and are looking forward to what could be an interesting season."

2. Wayne High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Mike Hinckle (6th year)

2016-2017 Record: 18-12 (6th in Region 20 with an 8-8 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Merit Academy, 54-53, in the 1A fifth-place game

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors:

Colby Taylor, Guard, Sr. — 5.5 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.8 spg

Paden Peterson, Forward, Sr. — 1.2 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Coach Comment: "We will not have the size or the experience we have had the past few years so it will be a new style of play for us this year. We are also going to a new region. Our coaching staff and player are looking forward to the challenges that these things will bring."

3. Pinnacle Academy

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Eric Hansen (2nd year)

2016-2017 Record: 6-15 (3rd in Region 19 with a 3-5 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Diamond Ranch, 68-57, in the 1A play-in game

Additional information not provided

4. Green River High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Tim Hughes (7th year)

2016-2017 Record: 5-21 (4th in Region 19 with a 2-6 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Parowan, 60-29, in the 1A consolation

Additional information not provided

5. Whitehorse High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Evan Grant (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 11-9 (2nd in Region 19 with a 6-2 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Piute, 55-34, in the 1A consolation

Additional information not provided

6. Monument Valley High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Derrick Chee (3rd year)

2016-2017 Record: 5-12 (5th in Region 19 with a 1-7 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not provided

Region 20 Capsules — 1. Panguitch High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Clint Barney (16th year)

2016-2017 Record: 27-1 (1st in Region 20 with a 15-1 record)

2017 Postseason: Beat Valley, 63-39, in the 1A championship

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Jace Eyre, Forward, Sr. — 18.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.8 spg

Acey Orton, Guard, Jr. — 11.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.9 spg

Trevor Wolfley, Guard, Sr. — 2.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.5 spg

Bryson Marshall, Forward, Sr. — 1.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.5 apg

Coach Comment: "We are excited for this season to start. We have a good group of players returning, and they have worked hard during the offseason to improve their skills. I expect the boys to come out and work hard each day. I am looking forward to a great season with this group.”

2. Bryce Valley High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Gary Syrett (5th year)

2016-2017 Record: 20-10 (Tied for 2nd in Region 20 with a 12-4 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Rich, 51-36, in the 1A third-place game

Returning Starters: 5

Returning Contributors:

Austyn Brinkerhoff, Guard, Sr. — 20.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.6 spg

Easton Syrett, Guard, Sr. — 11.0 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.1 spg

Tate Leech, Guard, Sr. — 13.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.9 spg

Coach Comment: "We are really excited about the upcoming year with 5 returning starters and good young talent it should be a good year for us and with the changes in the region alignments it should make for an interesting year."

3. Valley High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Owen Hoyt (3rd year)

2016-2017 Record: 21-8 (2nd in Region 20 with a 12-4 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Panguitch, 63-39, in the 1A championship

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Garret Spencer, Guard, Sr. — 11.5 ppg

Cameron Franklin, Center, Jr. — 7.9 ppg

Orrin Wood, Guard, Jr. — 3.3 ppg

4. Piute High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Frank Huntington (1st year)

2016-2017 Record: 19-10 (4th in Region 20 with a 10-6 record)

2017 Postseason: Beat Parowan, 52-34, in the 1A sixth-place game

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Beau Sylvester, Sr. — 10.8 ppg

Gates Fullmer, Sr. — 5.7 ppg

Kesler Blood, Sr. — 5.3 ppg

Coach Comment: “We will have an up-tempo type offense. Looking for team leadership from our three returning starters.”

5. Water Canyon High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Brad Garrett (3rd year)

First-year varsity school

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

J.J. Jessop, Center, Sr.

Ted Barlow, Guard, Sr.

Ben Cooke, Guard, Jr.

Troy Hammon, Guard, Jr.

Guy Musser, Guard, Jr.

Coach Comment: "I am very excited to get our third year of basketball going. This is our first year of being eligible for postseason play. We have some good returning players along with some new additions that will give us a little more firepower. It has been awesome to see the progression of the players from when we first started three years ago. The boys have been working hard and are anxious to get the season underway.”

6. Diamond Ranch High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Dane Burton (1st year)

2016-2017 Record: 7-17 (7th in Region 20 with a 4-12 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Duchesne, 77-43, in the 1A consolation

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Alex Feldman — 8.0 ppg

Coach Comment: "We are getting a whole new line up this year and so we will be working on team chemistry and hustle. We are excited to see how we do this year with a whole new team."

7. Escalante High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Brent Cottom (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 2-21 (Tied for 8th in Region 20 with a 1-15 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Bracken Lyman, Guard, Jr. — 2.0 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Morgan Torgerson, Forward, Sr. — 2.4 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Schade Torgerson, Guard/Forward, Soph. — 0.3 ppg

Coach Comment: "We are excited about this year, we have some returning players who will contribute, as well as some new kids that will have an impact on our team. We have some high expectations for this year and look forward to competing with teams that we have struggled with in the last few years."

Region 21 Capsules — 1. Tintic High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Luke Thomas (10th year)

2016-2017 Record: 18-6 (Tied for 1st in Region 18 with a 13-1 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Wayne, 71-62, in the 1A consolation

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

David Whitney, Guard, Sr. — 13.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.3 spg

Braxten Petersen, Guard, Sr. — 13.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.5 spg

Jesse Wall, Forward, Sr. — 14.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg

McCoy Fitzgerald, Guard, Jr. — 6.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg

Coach Comment: "This group of young men are extremely talented and work hard on and off the court. We have high expectations and cannot wait for the season to get underway. We have amazing senior leadership this year which is critical to the success of our team. We have a tough schedule but feel like we are ready for the challenge. It is going to be a great year! These young men are a pleasure to coach. Go Miners!"

2. Wendover High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Kyle Murphy (4th year)

2016-2017 Record: 15-10 (4th in Region 18 with an 8-6 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Wayne, 62-58, in the 1A play-in game

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Gustavo Carrillo — 12.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 0.5 apg, 1.1 spg

Jason Shepherd — 8.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.8 spg

Coach Comment: "Exciting Year for this group of kids, we have a lot of maturity mixed with our younger generation. Wendover’s program is getting better and more supportive throughout the community, we are privileged to be a part of this program. GO CATS!!"

3. Milford High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Thane Marshall (3rd year)

2016-2017 Record: 4-20 (Tied for 8th Region 20 with a 1-15 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Diamond Ranch, 72-58, in the Region 20 tournament

Returning Starters: 5

Returning Contributors:

Jaxon Davis — 9.7 ppg

Ty Netto — 7.0 ppg

Cole Wilson — 4.7 ppg

Jake Hardy — 2.7 ppg

Colton Pomerinke — 2.5 ppg

Coach Comment: "As we head into our new region this year we are excited for the new adventure I am not sure how to rank the schools.”

4. Dugway High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: George Bruce (2nd year)

2016-2017 Record: 1-19 (10th in Region 18 with a 1-13 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Jesus Valdiviezo, Center, Jr. — 8.2 ppg

Jacob Whalen, Forward, Jr. — 2.1 ppg

Coach Comment: "We are trying to rebuild our program. With the decrease in the number of students, it is a challenge. Our goal is to be competitive in every game."

5. West Ridge Academy

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Jamie Keefer (2nd year)

2016-2017 Record: 2-20 (9th in Region 18 with a 2-12 record)

2017 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Dre Daniel, Forward, Jr. — 2.0 ppg, 1.1 rpg;

Matt Nolan, Guard, Sr. — 0.5 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Coach Comment: "Our team is going to be very young this year. I have some good young talent that will work hard. This should be a fun upcoming season."

6. Telos High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Brooks Heder (1st year)

2016-2017 Record: 9-11 (Tied for 6th in Region 18 with a 6-8 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Green River, 44-43, in the 1A play-in game

Returning Starters: 0

Coach Comment: "Telos Basketball is excited for this year’s season and the word that comes to mind is new. New coaches, all new players, new region. Also, new opportunities, new challenges and chances for these boys to learn much more than just winning basketball games, but how to become good men. With some star talent, Telos hopes to overcome the challenges of starting new with a great season."

Region 22 Capsules — 1. Rich High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Ashley Brown (18th year)

2016-2017 Record: 20-8 (2nd in Region 17 with a 6-2 record)

2017 Postseason: Beat Bryce Valley, 51-36, in the 1A third-place game

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Nick Jarman, Center, Sr. — 12.9 ppg

Aaron Smith, Guard, Sr. — 9.5 ppg

Coach Comment: "It should be an exciting and competitive year in 1A basketball."

2. Manila High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Michael Hughes (2nd year)

2016-2017 Record: 13-8 (4th in Region 17 with a 2-6 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Piute, 55-30, in the 1A play-in game

Returning Starters: 5

Returning Contributors:

Burke Pallesen, Center, Sr. — 8.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.6 spg

Garrett Potter, Guard, Jr. — 16.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.3 spg

Jordan Lucio, Forward, So. — 12.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg

Kaleb Branam, Guard, Sr. — 5.1 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.1 spg

Coach Comment: "We have a great group that is talented, committed and driven. We are looking to build on last year as we have gained experience and maturity."

3. Intermountain Christian School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Tim Drisdom (1st year)

2016-2017 Record: 11-15 (Tied for 6th in Region 18 with a 6-8 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Monticello, 54-33, in the 1A consolation

Additional information not provided

4. Tabiona High School

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Lee Gines (36th year)

2016-2017 Record: 9-14 (3rd in Region 17 with a 4-4 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Intermountain Christian, 55-51, in the 1A play-in game

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Wyatt Fabrizio, Jr. — 6.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.0 spg

Dakota Young, Jr.

Andy Weaver, Sr.

Coach Comment: "Tabiona is young and will get better as the season progresses."

5. Mount Vernon Academy

2017-2018 Schedule

Head Coach: Mike Lambson (10th year)

2016-2017 Record: 9-14 (5th Region 18 with a 7-7 record)

2017 Postseason: Lost to Bryce Valley, 66-37, in the 1A play-in game

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Jesse Montoya, Forward, So. — 1.4 ppg

Coach Comment: "The future looks bright with most of our scoring coming from freshmen and sophomores, but we will go through the normal knocks and bruises of being so young."