Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. This year, 15 of 19 3A 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.

Matt Nelson, Manti


3A MVP

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

20.0 points per game

5.9 rebounds per game

2.2 assists per game

1.9 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. Grand on Jan. 5

Opposing coach scouting report

“Matt Nelson is a tough matchup. He is one of those players that has the ability to hurt you in so many ways. He has the range to shoot it from anywhere on the court. He has the deceptive quickness along with his strength to get to the basket and create shots for himself or his teammates. He understands the game and the different ways that teams tried to guard him and is able to make plays no matter what is in front of him. Matt is one of those players that you love to watch play but you don’t like to coach against because of his ability to hurt you in so many different ways.”

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Caleb Barton, South Sevier

3A First Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

18.1 points per game

6.3 rebounds per game

3.4 assists per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

42 points at Grand on Jan. 13

Opposing coach scouting report

“Caleb was an exceptional competitor. In scouting Caleb the goal was to obviously take away his 3 point shot. The hard part was he put in the time and work to make sure his release was quicker, could shoot in transition and shoot it deeper. His hard work made it hard to contain him, even if it was a point of emphasis. Caleb also penetrated well and created opportunities for his teammates. This made Caleb a dual threat and very hard to guard.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 2A First Team

2016 — 2A Honorable Mention

Derek Smith, Delta

3A First Team

So., 6-1, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

19.9 points per game

4.0 rebounds per game

3.0 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

35 points vs. Carbon on Dec. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Derek Smith is a nightmare to game plan for. He is a player with a very high basketball IQ who knows what his team needs and delivers. If his team needs him to score, he will, but if the ball needs to be distributed he will do that as well. Derek can score from anywhere. He is a great long-range shooter, but is one of the best finishers at the rim in all of 3A. A great player who can put up 20 a night and still get all of his teammates involved.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 2A Honorable Mention

Cade Russell, Morgan

3A First Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

17.8 points per game

3.8 rebounds per game

3.0 assists per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

28 points vs. Bear River on Nov. 21

Opposing coach scouting report

“Cade is a pure scorer and great leader on the floor. He has grown as a basketball player throughout his entire career at Morgan. He is extremely difficult to guard because he has great range on his jump shot, can get to the basket and is constantly moving without the basketball. Whenever his team needed something positive to happen they would go to Cade.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 3A Honorable Mention

Brodee Tebbs, South Sevier

3A First Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

15.0 points per game

2.7 rebounds per game

3.2 assists per game

Season high

28 points at Merit Academy on Nov. 21

Opposing coach scouting report

“Brody is extremely tough to guard. He is a threat to shoot ant where on the floor but where he really excelled is his ability to get his teammates involved offensively. He is a great decision maker on the dribble drive. He is a great defender and can turn steals into points in a hurry.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 2A Third Team

Jon Parker, Union

3A First Team

Sr., 6-4, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

20.9 points per game

4.0 rebounds per game

3.6 assists per game

3.6 steals per game

Season high

36 points vs. Emery on Dec. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“He is one of the best, if not the best offensive player in all of 3A. He has the unique ability to attack and finish with either hand and he can flat shoot the basketball. The only hope you have as a defender is to try to keep him in front of you and try to get a hand to his shot, even then there is a pretty good chance it is going to go in.”

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Brady Arbon, Grantsville

3A Second Team

Sr., 6-4, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

15.2 points per game

7.5 rebounds per game

1.2 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Union on Feb. 17

Opposing coach scouting report

“Brady was a player that was hard to try and stop. He was a beast in the paint but could step out and hit a 3 as well. Dominant rebounder with a soft touch around the rim. Our only hope was to try and contain him to his average points and rebounds and not let him go off and have a great game. I admire Brady for how he played the game, with heart and a ton of effort.”

Kyson Stilson, Emery

3A Second Team

Jr., 6-3, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

18.1 points per game

6.6 rebounds per game

3.8 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. Manti on Feb. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kyson, with his size and ball-handling skills, is a very tough guard to defend. He shoots the ball from the outside well,, which keeps you close to him as a defender. He puts relentless pressure on the front of the rim with his penetration and ability to finish. To go along with those two strengths, he is a good passer. He draws all the attention and then finds his teammates for open perimeter shots. He is the definition of a “Triple Threat!”

Marcus Sherwood, Providence Hall

3A Second Team

Jr., 6-5, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

16.1 points per game

8.7 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

2.2 steals per game

Season high

33 points vs. San Juan on Dec. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Marcus is going to make Region 14 really tough next year. He is a workhorse in all aspects whenever he is on the court. He is a dynamic scorer and an absolute machine on the boards! As I had multiple opportunities to watch him play, I am impressed with the intensity and focus that he brings on the court for his team.”

Trey Miles, Morgan

3A Second Team

Jr., 6-3, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

14.2 points per game

5.2 rebounds per game

2.0 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Judge on Feb. 9

Opposing coach scouting report

“Trey is a great shooter and has a competitive fire to him that push him and his teammates to win. This was the first real season, I got to see Trey have a large role on the Varsity Team. He was difficult to guard and seemed to do whatever the team needed at that time. Whether that be to knock down an open jump shot, make a great assist or grab a rebound. He is going to be someone to keep an eye on next season.”

Ryan Griffin, South Summit

3A Second Team

Sr., 6-3, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.8 points per game

Season high

25 points vs. North Sanpete on Nov. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

“Ryan was so long and athletic that he created matchup issues for us. Hard to defend around the basket because of his length but also tough to guard on the perimeter because of his range and his ability to get to the rim. Had some crazy dunks throughout the year which is something opposing coaches never want to see but admire anyway. It is great to see good young men like Ryan play well and find success on and off the court.”

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Jackson Rowley, Juab

3A Third Team

Sr., 6-4, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.2 points per game

7.7 rebounds per game

1.1 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

33 points at Delta on Jan. 17

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jackson is one of those players that is a matchup nightmare. He is a big and can play like a guard. He is able to face up and get by a lot of post players and big enough he will post up a guard. He is a great shooter with a lot of range. He is a player you would love to have on your team.”

Cameron Hoppensteadt, Grand

3A Third Team

Jr., 6-4, Center

2017-2018 statistics

12.6 points per game

8.3 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

Season high

24 points vs. Morgan on Feb. 23

Opposing coach scouting report

“Cameron impressed me by being able to adapt his skill set to what was needed. I would scout him, and then in that game he would show me a new part of his game that I needed to adjust my scouting report. He rebounded the ball well, put himself in scoring position, helped his team with whatever was needed and passed well. Cameron kept the ball moving, and if you did not defend him well or box him out he made you pay.”

Jaden Torgerson, San Juan

3A Third Team

Sr., 6-2, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

14.9 points per game

7.9 rebounds per game

2.1 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

24 points at Manti on Jan. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jaden Torgerson is a very difficult matchup, he is very long so it's hard for a guard to stay with him inside but if you put a bigger guy on him he will move outside and he can handle the ball very well. Jaden has a nice 3-point shot with extended range. I have coached against Jaden for the last 4 years and have seen him grow as a player as well he is a very respectful young man, it's been a pleasure coaching against him.”

Alec Williams, Grand

3A Third Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

12.0 points per game

3.8 rebounds per game

3.2 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

22 points at Richfield on Feb. 3

Opposing coach scouting report

“The thing that impressed me the most about Alex’s game is his mental toughness. Whenever his team was in a tough spot, Alex always made winning plays! He either hit big shots for his team when they were needed or came up with huge rebounds in clutch games! Another part of his game that is probably overlooked is Alex’s ability to find open players and deliver timely assists especially in critical end of game situations. Alex is a very smart, well rounded, tough, unselfish basketball player that knows how to compete.”

Brett Staheli, American Leadership

3A Third Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

18.0 points per game

6.7 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

3.9 steals per game

Season high

32 points at Draper APA on Jan. 3

Opposing coach scouting report

“Brett Staheli is very athletic and lightning quick. You have to make sure to have guys in help position in case he drives the ball. He is a good shooter from the outside as well who can fill it up in a hurry if you let him get comfortable. He was ALA's best all-around player and leader of their team.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 2A Honorable Mention

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COMPLETE TEAM

3A MVP

Matt Nelson, Manti, Sr., 6-0, G — 20.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.9 spg

3A First Team

Caleb Barton, South Sevier, Sr., 6-0, G — 18.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.0 spg

Derek Smith, Delta, So., 6-1, G — 19.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.1 spg

Cade Russell, Morgan, Sr., 6-1, G — 17.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.0 spg

Brodee Tebbs, South Sevier, Sr., 6-0, G — 15.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.2 apg

Jon Parker, Union, Sr., 6-4, G — 20.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.6 apg, 3.6 spg

3A Second Team

Brady Arbon, Grantsville, Sr., 6-4, F — 15.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.2 spg

Kyson Stilson, Emery, Jr., 6-3, F — 18.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.5 spg

Marcus Sherwood, Providence Hall, Jr., 6-5, F — 16.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.2 spg

Trey Miles, Morgan, Jr., 6-3, F — 14.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 spg

Ryan Griffin, South Summit, Sr., 6-3, F — 13.8 ppg

3A Third Team

Jackson Rowley, Juab, Sr., 6-4, F — 13.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.5 spg

Cameron Hoppensteadt, Grand, Jr., 6-4, C — 12.6 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.8 apg

Jaden Torgerson, San Juan, Sr., 6-2, G — 14.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.5 spg

Alex Williams, Grand, Sr., 6-0, G — 12.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg

Brett Staheli, American Leadership, Sr., 6-0, G — 18.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, 3.9 spg

3A Honorable Mention

Trevor Burton, Delta, Sr., 6-4, F

Boston Douglas, Providence Hall, Sr., 6-0, G

Isaiah Green, Summit Academy, Sr., 5-8, G

Derek Hillam, Carbon, Jr., 6-5, F

Masen Ward, Grand, Sr., 6-0, G

Max Gurney, Juab, Sr., 5-11, G

Tanner Rasmussen, Manti, Sr., 6-0, F

Ty Gillman, Union, Sr., 6-4, F

Spencer Steadman, North Sanpete, Sr., 6-3, G

Jaxon Torgerson, San Juan, So., 6-0, G