Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. This year, 12 of 24 1A 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.

Jace Eyre, Panguitch

1A MVP

Sr., 6-5, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

20.1 points per game

8.0 rebounds per game

Season high

31 points at Piute on Feb. 10

Opposing coach scouting report

“Possibly the most dominant player in 1A. Anytime we matched up against Panguitch he was the first player we tried to slow down. it didn't matter if it was in the post commanding a double team or spreading the floor with his 3-point ability his presence seemed to make everything one offense work for them. Jace is an all-around great player and his defense presence and offensive rebounding are something you're are constantly worried about. His presence on the floor has been a big factor in Panguitch's back to back title runs.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A First Team

2016 — 1A Second Team

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Austyn Brinkerhoff, Bryce Valley

1A First Team

Sr., 6-0, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

17.2 points per game

Season high

30 points vs. Water Canyon on Feb. 8

Opposing coach scouting report

“Austyn Brinkerhoff's determination to win was so impressive. His playmaking ability at key moments throughout the season showed great leadership for his team. He was relentless at attacking the rim. His ability to slash through traffic and finish tough shots made him difficult to stop. He was also a very willing passer and had great court vision. Because of his athleticism, he was able to guard both bigs and point guards. Austyn is the type of player every coach wants on his team because of his ability to fill up the stat sheet on both ends of the court.”

Beau Sylvester, Piute

1A First Team

Sr., 6-1, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

14.1 points per game

Season high

25 points vs. Kanab on Jan. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“Beau had a great senior season for Piute High School. Among the league leaders in points and assists, Beau was a major focus when developing a defensive scheme for Piute. He was fundamentally sound in all areas and had a great ball fake that kept defenders off balance. He had the great ability to finish at the rim against much bigger defenders and was an excellent free throw shooter. Beau was an intense defender and never seemed to back down from a defensive challenge. He was a great leader on the floor, and made those around him better.”

Acey Orton, Panguitch

1A First Team

Jr., 6-3, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

17.0 points per game

6.0 rebounds per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

26 points vs. Diamond Ranch on Jan. 31

Opposing coach scouting report

“Watching Acey Orton throughout the course of the season, I was very impressed with his efficiency. He took very few bad shots. His ability to be patient and take what the defense gave him made him a great scorer. He has an excellent mid-range game and was able to get his own shot anytime he wanted. His length also proved difficult to deal with as he could rise up over defenders and finish. Acey is also very good and keeping his teammates involved and seeing the floor. Acey is an excellent defender. He seemed to enjoy guarding the best player on the other team and did it well. He is a very talented two-way player.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Second Team

Burke Pallesen, Manila


1A First Team

Sr., 6-3, Center

2017-2018 statistics

14.1 points per game

8.3 rebounds per game

Season high

25 points at ICS on Feb. 16

Opposing coach scouting report

“Burke was the leading scorer for his team. When preparing for Manila you had to try and keep the ball out of his hands. He did a great job of posting up and scoring the basketball inside the paint. He was also a key on defense where he controlled the whole middle in their 2-3 zone. He also did a great job of rebounding the basketball for them.”

Nick Jarman, Rich

1A First Team

Sr., 6-5, Center

2017-2018 statistics

13.2 points per game

14.0 rebounds per game

Season high

26 points at Rock Springs, Wyo., on Dec. 15

Opposing coach scouting report

“Nick was the most dominant rebounder and shot blocker that we faced or I viewed all season at any level! He had a tremendous nose for the ball and an incredible ability to chase down offensive and defensive boards. Offensively not only was he one of the best back to the basket players we faced, he also had the ability to face up and hit the 10 footer or put the ball on the floor."

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A First Team

2016 — 1A Second Team

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Garrett Spencer, Valley

1A Second Team

Sr., 5-8, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

16.7 points per game

Season high

30 points vs. Diamond Ranch on Jan. 25

Opposing coach scouting report

“Garrett was the lone senior starter on a very good Valley team. His leadership skills were visible throughout the entire season. He is a great point guard, and could control the tempo in most games. He is a great shooter, and has great range. He is at his best when his outside shot is falling and he is penetrating and setting up his teammates. Garrett is an outstanding free throw shooter and just does all the little things really well. Defensively, Garrett has great anticipation skills and is always one of the league leaders in steals. He is a great young man and well deserving of all-state honors.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Second Team

Jordan Lucio, Manila

1A Second Team

So., 5-11, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

13.8 points per game

8.9 rebounds per game

2.4 steals per game

Season high

31 points at St. Joseph on Dec. 1

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jordan is one of those players that has a nose for the ball. He is a tenacious rebounder he must be blocked out on every shot-or he will have easy putbacks. And plays great defense and is a very smart player. He has great post moves and can score down low with his crafty moves. He also can hit the outside jumper and make it really hard on the opposing team. Only being a sophomore opposing coaches will have their hands full game planning for him the next two years.”

Jake Freestone, Monticello


1A Second Team

Sr., 6-5, Center

2017-2018 statistics

17.7 points per game

9.1 rebounds per game

Season high

34 points at Monument Valley on Feb. 16

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jake was in my opinion was one of the most versatile players in 1A this season. He had a solid post-up game on the block and obviously had tremendous size and reach to play down there but what made him dangerous was his ability to step out and consistently hit the 3 … this made him a nightmare to prepare for. In addition, he was one of the best at facing up at the elbows and taking his man off the dribble."

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Honorable Mention

Wyatt Fabrizio, Tabiona

1A Second Team

Jr., 5-10, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

18.0 points per game

4.4 rebounds per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

27 points vs. Diamond Ranch on Feb. 24

Opposing coach scouting report

“Wyatt was Tabiona’s best player. He was an excellent shooter and ball handler that did everything for his team. When preparing for Tabiona you always had to know where he was on offense. It was important to try and contest every shot he took. He was also one of the best defenders on his team. He was a leader that everyone looked up to. It was important when you played them to try and not let Wyatt get off to a start.”

Braxten Petersen, Tintic

1A Second Team

Sr., 5-11, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

15.0 points per game

5.6 rebounds per game

3.1 assists per game

2.6 steals per game

Season high

27 points vs. Milford on Feb. 9

Opposing coach scouting report

"Braxten was a very tough-nosed kid that could play both ends of the floor. He worked every minute of the game. He shot the ball very well and was a great leader."

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Honorable Mention

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Taten Leech, Bryce Valley

1A Third Team

Sr., 5-10, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

11.4 points per game

Season high

18 points vs. Valley on Feb. 15

Opposing coach scouting report

“Taten was a 3-point shooting assassin. He had a quick release and great range on his shot. He seemed to always have the ability to make the Big Shot. A great ball handler, he was a constant threat to take his defender off the dribble and finish at the rim. Taten was an intense defender and was often asked to defend players much bigger. I have never seen him back away from a challenge. He is very competitive, and a great leader. Taten had a great career at Bryce Valley High school and is a great young man.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Third Team

Gates Fullmer, Piute

1A Third Team

Sr., 6-3, Forward/Center

2017-2018 statistics

11.9 points per game

Season high

29 points vs. Bryce Valley on Feb. 2

Opposing coach scouting report

“He is a great shooter with unlimited range when he got it rolling he was almost impossible to slow down he also a long athletic defender that can match up with any player on the floor he was a player we always had to know were he was on both ends of the floor he was a big key to Piute’s success this year.”

Jesse Wall, Tintic

1A Third Team

Sr., 6-0, Forward

2017-2018 statistics

14.0 points per game

5.4 rebounds per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

23 points vs. Bryce Valley on Feb. 23

Opposing coach scouting report

“The word that comes to mind in a coaches point of view when I see Jesse Wall is “determined “ this kid brings a different level to the game. He motivates his team and completes the Miners squad. He attacks the rim offensively and defensively. He plays bigger than he is and knows how to position himself, he never gives up! He plays the same level with no fouls or four fouls. A true athlete.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Third Team

Gustavo Carrillo, Wendover

1A Third Team

Sr., 6-1, Center

2017-2018 statistics

12.5 points per game

Season high

25 points at West Ridge on Feb. 21

Opposing coach scouting report

“Gustavo is an amazing ballplayer who does so many things for his team. Gustavo does all the little things that not many people notice but opposing coaches must notice. He plays defense and is a beast on the boards offensively and defensively. He was hard to contain and box out. Gustavo made his team better because of his heart and hustle all game long. He is a complete player and a great young man.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Honorable Mention

Aaron Smith, Rich

1A Third Team

Sr., 5-10, Guard

2017-2018 statistics

10.5 points per game

4.0 assists per game

Season high

21 points vs. Manila on Jan. 19

Opposing coach scouting report

“Aaron is the floor general for Rich he is one the best point guards in the state he understands each player on the team and can deliver the ball where his teammates have the best opportunity to score. He is also a great shooter he can knock down the 3 ball and strong enough to drive to the basket to score and seems to always make clutch shots. Not only does he make assist and score he a really good defender. Rich’s great year had a lot to do with Aaron.”

Past all-state honors

2017 — 1A Honorable Mention

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COMPLETE TEAM

1A MVP

Jace Eyre, Panguitch, Sr., 6-5, F — 20.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg

1A First Team

Austyn Brinkerhoff, Bryce Valley, Sr., 6-0, G — 17.2 ppg

Beau Sylvester, Piute, Sr., 6-1, F — 14.1 ppg

Acey Orton, Panguitch, Jr., 6-3, G — 17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.0 spg

Burke Pallesen, Manila, Sr., 6-3, C — 14.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Nick Jarman, Rich, Sr., 6-5, C — 13.2 ppg, 14.0 rpg

1A Second Team

Garrett Spencer, Valley, Sr., 5-8, G — 16.7 ppg

Jordan Lucio, Manila, So., 5-11, F — 13.8 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.4 spg

Jake Freestone, Monticello, Sr., 6-5, C — 17.7 ppg, 9.1 rpg

Wyatt Fabrizio, Tabiona, Jr., 5-10, G — 18.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.3 spg

Braxten Petersen, Tintic, Sr., 5-11, G — 15.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 3.1 apg, 2.6 spg

1A Third Team

Taten Leech, Bryce Valley, Sr., 5-10, G — 11.4 ppg

Gates Fullmer, Piute, Sr., 6-3, F/C — 11.9 ppg

Jesse Wall, Tintic, Sr., 6-0, F — 14.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.2 spg

Gustavo Carrillo, Wendover, Sr., 6-1, C — 12.5 ppg

Aaron Smith, Rich, Sr., 5-10, G — 10.5 ppg, 4.0 apg

1A Honorable Mention

Easton Syrett, Bryce Valley, Sr., 6-0, G

Kesler Blood, Piute, Sr., 5-11, F

David Whitney, Tintic, Sr., 5-10, G

Garrett Potter, Manila, Jr., 5-10, G

Kevin Biel, ICS, Sr., 6-2, G

Cole Wilson, Milford, Sr., 6-0, F

Orin Wood, Valley, Jr., 6-0, G

Trevor Wolfley, Panguitch, Sr., 6-0, G

Lucas Hatch, Monticello, Jr., 5-11, G

Boston Englestead, Panguitch, Sr., 5-9, G