Top 20 players to watch in the 4A and 5A state tournaments

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  • SV fan Richmond, UT
    March 1, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    I totally agree with you Aubrey 1, the media has no clue what's going on outside of Salt Lake County. Case in point, the only teams that beat a Cache Valley team in the 4A State playoffs last year was another Cache Valley team. Did anybody see that coming?...No, because nobody in the media wants to bother to come up to Cache Valley see for themselves how tough it is in region 5.

    I know it's fun to talk about the top players, but a star player does not a championship basketball team make. Usually, against any team with a decent defense, the top player gets shut down and it's up to the rest of the team to win the game.

  • aubrey1 orem, utah
    March 1, 2014 7:55 a.m.

    Great list Brandon. There's a 22, 23, and 24th kid too (and probably several more) who are great to watch as well. The Pincock kid from PG is a great player, he is top ten in 5A in three point shooting and assists. And he is not taking a lot of shots/his percentage must be way up there. The kid from Lone Peak, Frampton, is a great shooter, Lone Peak wouldn't have the team they do or their wins without him. And Alec Johnson from Herriman. These are some of the players to watch. Also, don't be surprised if Herriman ends up playing Lone Peak in the semis.

  • aubrey1 orem, utah
    Feb. 28, 2014 11:21 p.m.

    I would add a bunch of un-named players to watch. I am from Utah County so I only know players from this area, but I'm sure there are many others around the state who should be on this list. Here are a few: Zach Frampton from Lone Peak (without him LP is just a two man show), Forrest Pincock (is top 10 in 5A in 3 point shooting and assists, His three point shooting percentage against us was probably 75-80%, PG doesn't win without him) Rawson (from AF is in my opinion better than Andrus, he scored 24 against PG and Andrus had zero.)I can think of others from Herriman, West Lake, and Lehi. Often times, unfortunately, these "players to watch" lists just become a list of high scorers not always the best players or only great players in the state.

  • Dawgeedawg The Place, UT
    Feb. 28, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    Great list Brandon. There is a 21st kid (and probably several others) who are great to watch as well. The 6'9" Rawson kid from American Fork is a great player alongside Andrus. My son played against him twice this season and I was very impressed with his game. Very long kid with great bounce, especially on defense.