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 2A 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.

Davis Heslington, Beaver

2A MVP

Sr., 6-1, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

19.4 points per game

4.2 rpg, 2.0 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

32 points at Piute on Nov. 21

Opposing coach scouting report

“Davis is a player that you could game plan for and still not stop him. His all-around game and competitive fire made him the most valuable player in our region and in 2A. He was rock solid handling the ball, scoring and running offense for teammates. We never saw him take a play off on either end of the court. He never ran out of gas.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 2A Second Team

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Sano Gasana, Layton Christian

2A First Team

Sr., 6-5, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.1 points per game

4.7 rebounds per game

2.3 assists per game

Season high

25 points at Morgan on Jan. 5

Opposing coach scouting report

“Gasana is LCA's key. Anytime LCA needs a basket they will get him the ball. He is good with either hand and can shoot the ball from the 3-point line. He is also their leader on defense. If he is on the ball he makes it tough and if he is off the ball he is waiting for you to make a mistake.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 2A Third Team

Porter Wood, Parowan

2A First Team

Jr., 6-2, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

17.9 points per game

6.2 rebounds per game

1.7 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

33 points at Kanab on Jan. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“Porter was a nightmare to prepare for! He was their guy for them on offense. He would post up if you put an undersized player on him, if you put a bigger guy on him he would take him outside and hit the three. He could also get to the rim and finish in traffic.

Kade Lamborn, Duchesne

2A First Team

Sr., 6-0, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.0 points per game

Season high

22 points vs. Layton Christian on Jan. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kade is an incredible competitor with a great will to win. He is not afraid to do the intangibles to help his team win. When you look at Duchesne you know you have to definitely plan to stop him.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Honorable Mention

Porter Hollingshead, Beaver

2A First Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

10.0 points per game

3.1 rebounds per game

2.2 assists per game

1.7 steals per game

Season high

18 points vs. Kanab on Dec. 13

Opposing coach scouting report

“Porter Hollingshead is an unbelievable student-athlete. He defends well and has a quick first step that gets him to the basket. His shooting got better and better as the season progressed. I am always amazed watching kids that excel at multiple sports. Porter led his football team as quarterback to the state championship and I believe his mental toughness and composure is one of the main reasons for Beaver taking the state championship this year. With all of this said, I think my favorite thing was watching him walk out and receive academic all-state. He's the total package in my book.”

Jack Dischmann, Rowland Hall

2A First Team

Sr., 6-1, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

15.3 points per game

3.5 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

42 points vs. APA West Valley on Jan. 10

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jack Dischmann has blossomed into a star this season for Rowland Hall. He has always been a great shooter, but he clearly dedicated himself during the offseason to become much more than just a spot-up shooter. First of all, he tweaked his shooting mechanics and to be able to get his shot off much quicker and with a higher release point. Second, he came into this season with a completely new level of athleticism, which is a result of his off-season training. Third, he made himself into a high-level defender, oftentimes guarding the opposing teams best players. Finally, with the support of his coach, he developed a sense of self-confidence that all great players have. Jack left a great legacy at Rowland Hall, leading them to their first Region Championship is recent history, and has helped elevate that program to a new level.”

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Hayden Blonquist, North Summit

Jr., 6-3, Guard/Forward

2017-2018 statistics

15.7 points per game

7.8 points per game

1.6 assists per game

2.6 steals per game

Season high

26 points at Altamont on Jan. 25

Opposing coach scouting report

“Hayden is the heart and soul of North Summit. This young man has incredible athletic ability and doesn’t know what the words give up mean. Hayden plays the passing lane better than I have seen players do in years and makes everyone around him better.”

Chasen Truman, Enterprise

2A Second Team

Sr., 6-1, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

16.1 points per game

Season high

23 points at Kanab on Feb. 9

Opposing coach scouting report

“Chasen was their go-to guy when they needed something to happen he started it. He was tough to deal with as he could spot up and hit the three. If you closed out and were not in control he could get to the rim just as well.”

Porter Miller, Parowan

2A Second Team

Sr., 6-2, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

9.2 points per game

7.3 rebounds per game

1.2 assists per game

1.4 steals per game

Season high

20 points vs. Delta on Dec. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Porter Miller is a joy and pain to coach against. He is such a great kid and works extremely hard on both ends of the floor. He creates many match-up problems because of his size and athletic ability. Any coach would be lucky to have him on their team.”

Jaxon Wardle, Millard

2A Second Team

Sr., 6-2, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.9 points per game

4.0 rebounds per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

28 points at Kanab on Feb. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jaxon Wardle is a very talented and special ball player. He was a difficult player to prepare for because of his speed and his ability to go both ways to the basket. I made sure to always have my best defender on him and make it as hard as possible for him to touch the ball because of how dynamic he is. He could also pull up from anywhere on the court and was a great rebounder. Jaxon always carried himself well on and off the court. He is a freak athlete that Millard will really miss.”

Braxton Meah, Layton Christian

2A Second Team

Jr., 6-11, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

10.2 points per game

12.5 rebounds per game

7.7 blocks per game

Season high

23 points vs. Altamont on Jan. 19

Opposing coach scouting report

“Braxton does a great job of disrupting a lot of shots for his team. He was very good at making it tough for our guys to feel comfortable going to the basket with him there. He also did a great job passing it out of the post when the double team would come down on him. He is a competitor.”

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Jarett Spencer, Duchesne

2A Third Team

Sr., 5-9, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

10.3 points per game

Season high

22 points vs. Union on Dec. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jarrett Spencer is a competitor. He does a very good job of getting his team to follow his play, calm and poised! He always seemed to be in the right spot and the right time. Offensively he does a great job getting his team into their offense and getting the ball to the right guy. Defensively he takes pride in not letting his man get to the basket or even get the ball. “

Braden Johnson, Duchesne

2A Third Team

Sr., 5-10, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

8.6 points per game

Season high

16 points vs. Union on Dec. 6

Opposing coach scouting report

“Braden is a tough player to guard. He can shot the deep 3, and you have to be prepared to take on his dribble drives to the rim.”

Riley Braman, Altamont

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-3, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.5 points per game

Season high

26 points vs. St. Joseph on Jan. 16

Opposing coach scouting report

“Braman is Altamont's best post player. He is a good defender and we must attack him on offense to get him in foul trouble. On offense he is good with his back to the basket but has the ability to step out and shoot the ball.”

Grant Flynn, Waterford

2A Third Team

Sr., 6-2, Guard/Forward

2017-2018 statistics

11.7 points per game

Season high

23 points vs. Slam Academy, Nev. on Dec. 20

Opposing coach scouting report

“Grant was a tremendous competitor and great shooter. Give him any space, and he was going to get his shot off. We tried to limit his shot attempts from beyond the arc, but he was still able to impact the game with his presence and decision making. Grant was Waterford’s leader, and a huge key to their success this season."

Ryan Holt, Enterprise


2A Third Team

Jr., 6-0, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

10.4 points per game

4.7 rebounds per game

3.1 assists per game

Season high

24 points vs. Rowland Hall on Feb. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“Ryan Holt is a very hard-working, energetic player. He does a great job using his athleticism to get to the basket and is also a very good 3-point shooter. He is a very tough matchup.”

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COMPLETE TEAM

2A MVP

Davis Heslington, Beaver, Sr., 6-1, G — 19.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.1 spg

2A First Team

Sano Gasana, Layton Christian, Sr., 6-5, F — 13.1 ppg 4.7 rpg, 2.3 apg

Porter Wood, Parowan, Jr., 6-2, F — 17.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg

Kade Lamborn, Duchesne, Sr., 6-0, F — 13.0 ppg

Porter Hollingshead, Beaver, Sr., 6-1, G — 10.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.7 spg

Jack Dischmann, Rowland Hall, Sr., 6-1, F — 15.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg

2A Second Team

Hayden Blonquist, North Summit, Jr., 6-3, G/F — 15.7 ppg, 7.8 ppg, 1.6 apg, 2.6 spg

Chasen Truman, Enterprise, Sr., 6-1, G — 16.1 ppg

Porter Miller, Parowan, Sr., 6-2, F — 9.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.4 spg

Jaxon Wardle, Millard, Sr., 6-2, F — 13.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

Braxton Meah, Layton Christian, Jr., 6-11, F — 11.3 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 7.7 bpg

2A Third Team

Jarett Spencer, Duchesne, Sr., 5-9, G — 10.3 ppg

Braden Johnson, Duchesne, Sr., 5-10, G — 8.6 ppg

Riley Braman, Altamont, Sr., 6-3, F — 13.5 ppg

Grant Flynn, Waterford, Sr., 6-2, G/F — 11.7 ppg

Ryan Holt, Enterprise, Jr., 6-0, F — 10.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.1 apg

2A Honorable Mention

Brenton Stearns, Rockwell, Sr., 6-0, G

Weston Poulson, Duchesne, Sr., 5-11, G

Brennan Fails, Beaver, Sr., 6-4, F

Parker Collins, Kanab, Sr., 6-3, F

Wyatt Young, Gunnison, Sr., 6-2, F

Jaylon Gardner, Enterprise, Sr., 6-1, F

Micah Petty, Layton Christian, Jr., 6-0, G

Isaiah Adams, Rowland Hall, So., 6-4, F/C

Sam Hatch, APA West Valley, Jr., 6-2, G

Burke Mickelsen, North Sevier, So., 6-0, F