Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. This year, 20 of 23 5A coaches submitted votes. Here’s a more in-depth look at all of the first-, second- and third-teamers, including a scouting report comment from an opposing coach.

Rylan Jones, Olympus

Mr. Basketball

Jr., 6-1, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

18.3 points per game

6.6 rebounds per game

9.9 assists per game

2.9 steals per game

Season high

32 points vs. West on Feb. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Rylan Jones is the best basketball player I’ve seen in a while. He can do everything: score around the basket, shoot, rebound, assist, play defense. His court awareness and body control are elite. He can beat you in so many different ways.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A First Team

2016 — 3A First Team (at Logan)

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Jeremy Dowdell, Olympus

5A MVP

Jr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

20.7 points per game

3.5 rebounds per game

1.1 assists per game

Season high

35 points vs. Skyline on Jan. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

“He can hit the deep 3 and makes so many that you prepare to stop it but what makes him so good is he doesn’t rely on it. He uses the deep 3’s to create easier looks for himself and other teammates. He is constantly moving without the ball and is a great finisher around the rim. If you don’t focus on him he can get 30 if you do focus on him he is a willing passer and he will get his teammates going and a couple other guys will get 20. So it really was a pick your poison with him.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A Honorable Mention

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Max Watson, Box Elder

5A First Team

Sr., 6-5, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

22.6 points per game

6.5 rebounds per game

2.8 assists per game

2.1 steals per game

Season high

33 points at Woods Cross on Feb. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Max Watson for Box Elder was by far the best player in our league and is what I consider to be a ‘special’ player. He really can do it all and will be a very good player at the next level where ever he ends up playing. He was a really hard guard due to his ability to shoot the perimeter shot, but also his ability to get to the rim and use his size to create his own shot off the dribble. Watson was also one of the top defenders and rebounders in our league. Just a really great player in all aspects of the game.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A Second Team

2016 — 4A Third Team

Hunter Erickson, Timpview

5A First Team

Sr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

22.6 points per game

Season high

38 points at John Muir, Calif. on Dec. 23

Opposing coach scouting report

“Hunter Erickson is the best basketball player in the state. He has the size and quickness to guard any position effectively. He rebounds the ball well and plays the game with a smoothness that is very impressive. He is a very good athlete who had many highlight plays above the rim. His greatest strength is his offensive abilities with the ball. He can score inside and out and is a very good passer. He is one guy you can't shut down, you can only hope to slow him down. We would try to deny him the ball and he would still get his touches. He was the only player that we couldn’t match up with. If we backed off then he would make the 3-pointer. And if we crowded him then he would go right by us.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A First Team

Mikey Frazier, East

5A First Team

Sr., 6-9, Center

2017-2018 statistics

16.4 points per game

6.9 rebounds per game

1.1 assists per game

Season high

28 points at Highland on Jan. 12

Opposing coach scouting report

“Mikey is the biggest player in region 6. He is a load down low. If you let him get his positioning on you, you have no chance. He is too strong and good around the basket to stop him. He can also step out and shoot the 3. He has a great shot and can shoot it with range. So by far, he was the toughest matchup for any team he played against. Mikey had a great year and led East to a third-place finish in region 6 and a big first-round win against Jordan. His presence on the floor, and the defensive attention he draws, allows his teammates to be better players.”

Harrison Creer, Olympus

5A First Team

Sr., 6-5, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

18.2 points per game

7.1 rebounds per game

3.2 assists per game

Season high

32 points at Highland on Feb. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“Harry has always been a great athlete, but I don’t think people realized how good a basketball player he is, until late in this season. He does so many things very well. He has great hands and instincts for rebounding and loose balls. He comes up with everything. His makes his lefty post finishes look so easy. An unbelievable shooter, capable of scoring 30. I think his passing is what really sets him apart. He is the second point guard with Rylan from his center position.”

Brig Willard, Bountiful

5A First Team

Jr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

16.6 points per game

5.4 rebounds per game

2.8 assists per game

2.3 steals per game

Season high

30 points at Roy on Feb. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very good athlete with a lot of skill, efficient scorer, doesn’t need a lot of shots to score, shoots the 3 as well as the midrange, like the high post shot against zone. Has a nice post-up game in the paint. Need to stay down on shot fakes, make sure you contest every shoot. Very smart defender with good instincts, capable of guarding guards or bigs. All around basketball player.”

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Cameron Krystkowiak, Brighton

5A Second Team

Sr., 6-9, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

18.1 points per game

7.0 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

Season high

29 points vs. Timpview on Jan. 19

Opposing coach scouting report

“Cameron is a tough matchup, he is long and athletic. He can shoot the 3, take you off the dribble and post you up. You need to know where he is at all times our he will make you pay. He is a very good player.”

Josh Mordue, Viewmont

5A Second Team

Sr., 6-2, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

17.3 points per game

2.6 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

Season high

30 points at Syracuse on Nov. 28

Opposing coach scouting report

“Can really score the basketball, gets his shoot of quick and from range. Capable of getting hot and hitting multiple shots in a row. Can’t let him get in a rhythm. Make sure you're there on the catch. Good at drawing fouls, so be solid on closeouts and on the drive.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 5A Honorable Mention

Gabe Toombs, Corner Canyon


5A Second Team

Jr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

14.5 points per game

6.2 rebounds per game

1.0 assists per game

Season high

35 points vs. Alta on Jan. 19

Opposing coach scouting report

“Gabe is a really tough matchup for any opposing team because he has the athleticism of a guard with the size and strength of a big man. And he plays both inside and out so well. Try to put a guard on him to match his athleticism; he would just beat you up inside. Try to put a bigger more physical player on him; he’d get to the rim at will. There was no sagging off either. He made 28 threes on the year. He led a state championship runner-up team in scoring and rebounds. Hard to argue his impact. Gabe was as dynamic of a player that we had in our league ... makes me not too excited that he is back for Corner Canyon next year.”

Dyson Koehler, Jordan

5A Second Team

So., 6-7, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

15.9 points per game

6.7 rebounds per game

Season high

33 points at Sierra Vista, Nev. on Dec. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Look at those stats above! 15.9 points per game, 6.7 boards per game, 6-foot-7 inches, 215 pounds, and he is a sophomore. We get to look forward to playing against him for two more years. Dyson has established himself as one of the more dominant players in 5A and he still has two more years to continue this. His size and athleticism make him an absolute nightmare for opposing teams. Watch out for this Jordan team with him the next couple of years.”

Matt Norman, Timpanogos

5A Second Team

Jr., 6-4, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

11.4 points per game

2.5 rebounds per game

1.9 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. East on Feb. 28

Opposing coach scouting report

“Matt Norman was our most lethal matchup this year. He puts you in a no-win situation. Leave him and he’s money. Stick to him and one of his teammates lays it up. True pick your poison situation because Norman is the deadliest shooter we faced all season.”

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Nate Hansen, Timpview

5A Third Team

Jr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

15.1 points per game

Season high

30 points vs. Cottonwood on Jan. 26

Opposing coach scouting report

“Nate is an outstanding player. He is a very good athlete. His greatest strength is his ability to score the ball, he has a quick release and can score at any time. He also has the ability to see the floor very well and if you sag off to help, he will find the open man. Nate is a young man that every coach wished was on his team.”

Derik Eaquinto, Timpanogos

5A Third Team

Sr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

11.2 points per game

4.9 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

26 points at Spanish Fork on Nov. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Derik sets himself apart from others because of how competitive he is. Competing comes naturally to him, and there's no moment too big. He takes the ball to the basket extremely hard but has the capacity to finish softly. He is a terrific athlete excelling in both Golf and Baseball. It's hard to defend Derik because when you send help to guard him he finds his open teammates. He makes the kids around him better.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A First Team (Baseball)

2016 — 4A Second Team (Baseball)

Elijah Shelton, Highland

5A Third Team

Sr., 6-8, Center

2017-2018 statistics

11.0 points per game

4.4 rebounds per game

2.1 assists per game

Season high

26 points vs. Hillcrest on Dec. 29

“Elijah is probably one of the most athletic and physical players we would play against. Offensively, you have to stop his penetration and make him shoot tough shots, but you also have to get up on him because he can shoot the 3. And he is a great offensive rebounder, so you must always find and put a body on him. He had a terrific season in leading Highland to a second-place finish in Region 6. His toughness and competitiveness are off the charts. You must be ready to play on both ends when going against Elijah.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A Third Team

Hayden Welling, Corner Canyon

5A Third Team

Jr. 6-8, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

10.5 points per game

3.7 rebounds per game

1.2 assists per game

Season high

29 points vs. Timpanogos on Mar. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Hayden Welling really flourished in coach Lunt's offense. He is a very smart and versatile player that is adept at finding open spots in opposing defenses. He is the type of player you can't take your eyes off for a second or he would find a way to get the ball. When you think you can sag to keep him out of the paint, he'll step out and knock down a 15’. Hayden is an extremely hard-nosed type of player who isn't afraid of contact and the type of competitor you would want on your team. His athleticism made him a tough offensive match-up for us. His best years are definitely ahead of him.”

Spencer Jones, Olympus

5A Third Team

Sr., 6-5, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

11.2 points per game

5.3 rebounds per game

2.0 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

24 points vs. Brighton on Feb. 26

Opposing coach scouting report

“Spencer Jones is a tough, unselfish, hardworking competitor, who plays his role perfectly. Defensively he is physical and tough, if you cut through the lane he will hit you, really tough on switches. He is a knockdown shooter, if left open he will kill you. A huge factor on that team and really underrated.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 4A First Team (Baseball)

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COMPLETE TEAM

Mr. Basketball

Rylan Jones, Olympus, Jr., 6-1, G — 18.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 9.9 apg, 2.9 spg

5A MVP

Jeremy Dowdell, Olympus, Jr., 6-3, G — 20.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.1 apg

5A First Team

Max Watson, Box Elder, Sr., 6-5, G — 22.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.1 spg

Hunter Erickson, Timpview, Sr., 6-3, G — 22.6 ppg

Mikey Frazier, East, Sr., 6-9, C — 16.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.1 apg

Harrison Creer, Olympus, Sr., 6-5, F — 18.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.2 apg

Brig Willard, Bountiful, Jr., 6-3, G — 16.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 2.3 spg

5A Second Team

Cameron Krystkowiak, Brighton, Sr., 6-9, F — 18.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.8 apg

Josh Mordue, Viewmont, Sr., 6-2, G — 17.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.8 apg

Gabe Toombs, Corner Canyon, Jr., 6-3, G — 14.5 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.0 apg

Dyson Koehler, Jordan, So., 6-7, F — 15.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg

Matt Norman, Timpanogos, Jr., 6-4, G — 11.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.2 spg

5A Third Team

Nate Hansen, Timpview, Jr., 6-3, G — 15.1 ppg

Derik Eaquinto, Timpanogos, Sr., 6-3, G — 11.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.2 spg

Elijah Shelton, Highland, Sr., 6-8, C — 11.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.1 apg

Hayden Welling, Corner Canyon, Jr. 6-8, F — 10.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.2 apg

Spencer Jones, Olympus, Sr., 6-5, F — 11.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg

5A Honorable Mention

Trevon Snoddy, Skyridge, So., 6-4, F

Ben Schreiner, Springville, Sr., 6-1, G

Tyler Walker, Timpanogos, Sr., 6-6, G

Taylor Zwick, East, Jr., 6-3, G

Alex Lamb, Roy, Sr., 6-3, G

Tyson Madson, Box Elder, Jr., 6-6, C

Piol Makuei, West, Sr., 6-0, G

Camron Chism, Bountiful, So., 6-1, G

Brandon Maxwell, Wasatch, Sr., 6-6, F

Liki Makaui, Highland, Jr., 6-0, G