Top Boys Performers (Week 4)
Another week of high school basketball in the state of Utah has come and gone. We will be highlighting some of the top performers!
Roulervee Vann 6'0 G 2019 (Granger) had himself a week as he averaged 24 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals per game. Vann is quick guard that can blow by defenders and he's a deadly shooter. Vann has made 16 threes already this season averaging nearly 22 points per game so far this season.
Jeremy Dowdell 6'4 G 2019 (Olympus ) in his only game this week Dowdell had 30 points including six made threes in a win over Cottonwood. He currently holds offers from Air Force and Dixie State.
Kevin Winsor 6'1 G 2019 (Lehi) averaged 25 points per game versus some of the best teams in Utah. Winsor is coming back from a tore ACL that cost him his junior season. He is a player to watch and a kid that can definitely play at the next level.
Mason Falslev 6'4 G 2020 (Sky View) had 36 points including 4 threes in a win over Capital (ID). Falslev is a big-time athlete who continues to improve all aspects of his game. He is already committed to Pac-12 Utah.
Jaxon Pollard 6'7 2019 (Lone Peak) averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds in two wins over Herriman and Lehi. He is a versatile player that can score in multiple ways and can also defend multiple positions. Pollard currently has several D1 offers.
Jael Vaughn 6'2 2019 (Herriman) averaged 19 points 7 assists and 6 rebounds per game versus some top notch competition. Vaughn is really good going down hill by scoring in the paint or finding his teammates. He has shot the ball better than last year which makes him an even tougher cover.
Casey Brown 6'2 2019 (Pleasant Grove) averaged 19 points per game in two wins including a big road win at 6A Davis. Brown does a nice job knowing when to score and knowing when to get his teammates shots. He is verbally committed to BYUY as a preferred walk-on.
Top Girls Performers (Week 2)
Every high school has now played a game in the state of Utah. We will be highlighting the top performers of the second week of the season.
Finau Tonga 6'2 C 2019 (Taylorsville) averaged over 25 points and 12 rebounds in two games this week. She is one of the best posts in the state. Tonga has the ability to take over any game which puts her team in position to win almost any game.
Emma Calvert 6'4 C 2021 (Fremont) averaged 12 points in two wins against versus Copper Hills and Sky View. She is one the best 2021 posts in the country and Calvert will be a high major recruit.
Breaunna Gillen 5'10 G 2019 (Copper Hills) the Dixie State Signee is currently the top scorer in 6A. She averaged over 18 points 6 rebounds and 3 assists in three games this past week. Gillen will have to continue her play if Copper Hills wants to compete for a 6A title.
Maelyn Mace 5'11 G 2019 (Timpanogos) averaged nearly 20 points per game in two games. She shot the ball well from three and was able to get in the paint and score. Mace is an excellent ball handler and is able to find ways to attack the defense.
Whitney Banz 5'6 G 2020 (West) averaged nearly 20 points and 5 assists per game in two games. She did this versus good competition as West played 6A Copper Hills and American Fork. Banz is an excellent shooter and can score be getting to the hoop.
Amber Kartchner 5'9 G 2020 (Logan) averaged nearly 24 points 5 rebounds in 3 assists in her four games. She is a dynamic guard that shoot the three and also blow past she defenders. Kartchner will have Logan in contention for a 4A title run.
Jenna Czarnecki 5'7 G 2020 (Bonneville) averaged 18 points per game in three games this past week. She will need to continue being a scoring threat for the Lakers to repeat as region champs.
Top Boys Performers(week 2)
Every high school in the state has now played a game. There was some big-time performers this week and we will highlight ten individuals we thought stood out.
Stone Hutchings 6'3 G 2020 (Copper Hills) Showed he is one of the best guards in the class of 2020 from the state of Utah. He averaged over 25 points per game in wins over talented Corner Canyon and Timpanogos. Hutchings needs to continue his strong play for Copper Hills to compete for a 6A title.
Caleb Koski 6'5 W 2020 (Intermountain Christian) scored 69 points in two games this past week including 9 threes. The competition wasn't as tough as many players on the list but Koski's week is still worthy of being on our list.
Jake Sampson 6'2 G 2020 (Davis) had an impressive week that was highlighted by a 31 point-9 three pointers performance in a win vs Bountiful. He followed that up with a solid 13 point game versus Wasatch Academy who is one of the top teams in the country.
Mark Huber 5'11 G 2020 (Bear River) averaged nearly 25 points per game in three games this week including 13 made threes. Huber is one of the more under the radar juniors in the state of Utah and we expect a big-time season from him.
Dyson Koehler 6'6 W/F 2020 (Jordan) scored 30 points and grabbed six rebounds in a win at Granger. He already holds a D1 offer and he should see his recruitment pick up over the next 9 months. Koehler can defend multiple positions and can score from the inside and outside.
Marcus Sherwood 6'6 F 2019 (Providence Hall) averaged over 25 points and 13 rebounds per game in three games this week. He is the best big man at the 3A level and is a good small college prospect. Sherwood has a good motor and is skilled enough to score in multiple ways.
Tyler Roberts 6'5 W 2020 (Woods Cross) averaged nearly 20 points per game in two huge wins over Fremont and Skyline. Woods Cross will need Roberts to continue this production if they are going to compete for the Region 5 title.
Trevon Allfrey 6'8 F 2019 (Copper Hills) averaged over 18 points and 10 rebounds in two wins this week. He was able to knock down outside jumpers and also score in the paint. Allfrey is an underrated passer and is able to get guards open shots from block. He is a D-1/High D2 prospect.
Noah Smithson 6'2 G 2019 (Lone Peak) averaged 29 points 4 rebounds and 4 assists in two wins this past week. He didn't play much varsity as a junior but he is taking full advantage of his senior year. This is a player to watch as he could complement the talented Jaxon Pollard as one of the tougher duos in the state.
Matt Van Komen 7'4 C 2019 (Pleasant Grove) had 19 points and 8 rebounds in a big-time win over Olympus who hadn't lost in over a year. Van Komen recently signed his LOI to the University of Utah and is one of the best centers in the country.
Top Girls Performers (Week 1)
The first week of girls high school basketball in the state of Utah has come and gone. We will be highlighting some of the top performers!
Kaitlin Burgess 5'9 Guard 2019 (Riverton) had a monster game with 24 points including four made three pointers in a 12 point loss against Fremont who is the number one team in the state. Burgess is coming off of a strong junior year and should have a great senior season. College coaches should be taking notice of Burgess's game.
Jayln Van Dyke 5'10 Guard 2019 (Herriman) poured in 27 points including two three pointers in a 70-58 win over Viewmont. She is one of the more underrated players in the state and we expect a All-State type year for the senior. Van Dyke already holds a full scholarship offer from Juco powerhouse Salt Lake Community College.
Lavender Briggs 6'1 Forward 2019 (Provo) the University of Florida signee picked up right here she left off from last season as she scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a close loss to Westlake. Briggs is the most talented scorer in Utah and Provo will go as far as she takes them.
Samantha Hester 5'8 Guard 2019 (Westlake) had one of the most impressive stat lines of the week as she put up 25 points and 10 rebounds including five made threes in a big win over Provo. Hester will be a key piece as Westlake has their eyes on a run for the 6A title.
Nicky Vyfvinkel 2020 (Brighton) had 32 points in a dominate win over Kearns. The Bengals struggled last year and they will need Vyfvinkel to be a consistent scoring threat if they want to compete against region powers Corner Canyon and Timpview.
Isis Beh 6'2 Center 2019 (Murray) The UNLV signee had a great game as she scored 20 points in a win at Alta. Beh is tough to stop in the paint and she's excellent on the defensive end. If she can be consistent on offense we believe Murray will get over the hump and back into post-season play.
Mckenzie Bywater 5'9 Guard 2020 (Bear River) in two games this past week she totaled 45 points. Bywater did this versus two solid teams in Stansbury and Morgan. Bear River plays in a very tough Region 12 and will need Bywater to be a consistent force.
Mila Tarver and Teya Sidberry Freshman (Judge) made quite the high school debut as they both scored 25 points in a dominate win over 6A Taylorsville. These two star freshman will keep Jude in the mix for the years to come at the 3A level.
Top Boys Performers (Week 1)
High school basketball is in full swing in the state of Utah. We will be highlighting some of the top performers in the first week of action.
Camron Chism 6'3 guard 2020 (Bountiful) Opened up his junior year with a 26 point performance including six made threes in a win versus the defending 6A champs Lone Peak. Chism averaged nearly 12 points per game as a sophomore. This season he is looking to show his overall game and help his talented team get over the hump versus the favorites in Olympus and Corner Canyon.
Nate Hansen 6'3 Guard 2019 (Timpview) The BYU commit opened up his senior year with a dominate 31 point performance in a win versus Box Elder. With the graduation of Hunter Erickson, Hansen is the number one option for Timpview for the first time in his high school career. He will need to have a great year to have them in the conversation for the 5A crown.
Connor Izatt 6'2 Guard 2019 (Clearfield) Opened his senior year with a 26 point, 4 rebound and 3 assist performance in a win versus Viewmont. Clearfield has struggled the past few years and if they want any chance of making the play-offs in a brutal region 1, Izatt will have to consistently be a scoring a threat for the Falcons.
Derek Smith 6'1 Guard 2020 (Delta) had a monster week by scoring 50 total points in games versus Stansbury and Emery. Smith is one of the best players at the 3A level and he could play for almost any school in the state regardless of classification.
Landon Brenchley 6'3 Guard 2019 (Ridgline) The Utah State commit (Preferred Walk-on) had a great game in a win over a solid Springville team as he poured in 29 points. Last year, Ridgeline struggled in region 12 play and we expect that region to be even better this year. Brenchley will need to score the ball consistently and get others easy buckets if they want to make the 4A play-offs.
Isaac Johnson 6'10 Center 2019 (American Fork) the Oregon commit had a great showing in his senior season debut as he had 22 points and 9 rebounds in a 23 point win over a good Layton team. Johnson hasn't tasted post-season success in his high school career but this is the year they look to make a run in March with a loaded roster.
Raimoana Tinirauarii 6'3 Guard 2019 (Juan Diego) put in 25 points as his team dominated the defending 4A champs, Salem Hills. Juan Diego has lost three straight state championships which shows how good this program has been. If Tinirauarii and Lawson Roe can be a consistent scorers, we think they could get over the hump this season.
Casey Brown 6'3 Guard 2019 (Pleasant Grove) The BYU Commit (Preferred Walk-on) had a great week as he was named the Washington TOC Tournament MVP. Brown averaged 17.8 points per game as his team dominated the competition in route to a 4-0 week.
SLCC/Mtn Hoops Showcase Standouts
The Salt Lake Community College/Mountain Hoops Showcase took place this past Saturday. We had 10 college coaches show up to evaluate the talent! We will be highlighting some seniors and post grad participants that stood out.
Matt Norman 6'4 G 2019 (Timpanogos HS) Knocked down six threes in the first game and showed why he is one of the best guards in the state of Utah. At his size he is able to rise above opposing defenders to get his shot off. Norman is a good defender who plays the right way on both sides of the floor. It is baffling that he isn't getting recruited by more schools.
Projection: Low D1/High D2/High Juco
Majok Kuath 6'7 F 2019 Kearns (Kearns HS) Is the younger brother of current Oklahoma Sooner Kur Kuath. He is an extremely skilled forward that can shoot and attack off the bounce. With his long wing span he can finish over taller defenders. His brother grew late and the same could be true for Majok
Projection: Non-Qualifier. High level Juco
Trevon Allfrey 6'7 F 2019 (Copper Hills HS) Showed his complete skill set at the showcase. He can grab the rebound, push the break and find teammates or finish above the rim. Allfrey also knocked down several three pointers. He has muliple D2 offers and is hearing from D1s and high level junior colleges.
Projection: Low to mid D1/High D2/High Juco
Eli Reynolds 6'3 G 2019 (Cottonwood HS) Put on a dunking clinic throughout the night. He is a great athlete but he can do much more. Reynolds can shoot the three well and he can guard multiple positions. He is a bit of a late bloomer and isn't getting recruited by many schools right now.
Projections: Solid NJCAA D1/NCAA D2
Isaac Kime 6'0 G 2019 (Bountiful) is a tough nose guard that can defend at a high level. Kime is also solid at getting to the rim and finishing. He has a solid shot but I'd like to see him be more consistent from the three. Overall solid guard that can play at the next level.
Projection: NWAC/NJCAA D2/NAIA
Malachi Mills 6'3 G 2018 (lone Peak) after being hurt the past year, he looked great at the showcase. Mills is a good athlete that finishes above the rim and is good in transition. He has a decent shot but his best skill is finishing. He has a good frame and will only improve at the college level.
*Is looking to go somewhere at semester if it's the right fit
Projection: NJCAA D1
Amoro Lado 6'2 G 2019 (Vallivue ID) is one of the best guards out of Idaho in the class of 2019. He shot it well at the showcase and finished at the rim against length. I like his bulldog mentality on defense. I was surprised to hear his recruitment is somewhat low at this point.
Projection: NJCAA D1
Mckay Shippen 6'2 G 2018 (Bonneville ID) is from a smaller town and didn't get recruited so is going to school this year. He has a high basketball IQ and made some excellent passes/plays. Shippen can shoot it from deep. He can play at the next level and will look to do so.
Projection: NWAC/NJCAA D2/NAIA
Emmanuel Andrew 6'5 G 2019 (Kearns) is a freakish athlete which is why he has offers from D1's across the country. He is excellent in transition and is able to defend on a high level. Andrew should have a breakout senior season after being hurt most of his junior year.
Projection: Mid to high major D1
Alerk Greenhalgh 6'0 G 2019 (Timpview) is able to score the ball from the three, mid-range and is crafty enough to score in the paint. Greenhalgh has a nice pull-up game and gets good elevation on his shot.
Projection: NWAC/NJCAA D2/NAIA
Lawson Roe 6'2 G 2019 (Juan Diego) is one of the best shooters in the state and he showed that he can do more. He is a solid on ball defender and understands where to be on help side. I love his overall basketball IQ and he can be a contributor at the next level.
Projection: NWAC/NJCAA D2/NAIA
Top Ten Performers of the Week
6'2 G Journey Buba 2018 (Kearns) had a monster week that resulted in two region wins. He averaged 28 points per game and is extremely dangerous in the open court.
6'5 W James Nelson 2018 (Salem Hills) the Northwest Nazarene commit had a great week as he averaged nearly 24 points per game in two big wins.
6'1 G Kyler Hymas 2018 (Tooele) had a huge week for his team has they won two region games. He averaged over 25 points per game and has really stepped up his play of late.
5'11 G Chantry Ross 2018 (Lone Peak) the Westminster commit continued his stellar play with a 20 point game in a blowout win over Jordan.
6'5 F Harrison Creer 2018 (Olympus) the senior has played well all year and put in 23 points in a win vs Logan. He is become a legit third option for the top ranked Titans.
6'2 G Dallin Hall 2020 (Fremont) had 21 points and 11 assists in a win at Weber. The sophomore is one of the top guards in his class and has excelled since leaving the guard heavy Lone Peak.
6'4 G Chase Potter 2018 (Layton) is a great glue guy and came up huge in a region rival game vs Davis. He had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Potter made big plays and big shots when Layton needed them.
6'3 G Truman Brown 2018 (Layton) injured his ankle and had to be carried of the floor vs Davis. He came back and scored 22 points including some huge pull jumpers in the 4th quarter to lead his team to victory.
6'0 G Brodee Tebbs 2018 (South Sevier) averaged 21 points including 10 made three pointers in two wins this week. The combo between Tebbs and Barton is as good as it gets in 3A.
6'0 G Ross Reeves 2018 (Orem) had 26 points in a win vs Payson putting his season scoring average to over 18 points per game. Reeves just finds ways to score even when his deep ball is not on.
Top 10 Performers of the Week
Isaac Johnson 6'10 F 2019 (American Fork) had a huge weekend at the Rancho Mirage Tournament in California. He averaged 22 points per game versus good competition and really is showing that he is worthy of a top 100 national ranking.
Matt Van Komen 7'3 C 2019 (Pleasant Grove) had a nice weekend playing in the Visit Mesa Challenge in Arizona. He averaged over 17 points and 8 rebounds per game versus good out of state competition.
Jon Parker 6'4 G 2018 (Union) only had one game this week but it was impressive. he had 36 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over Emery.
Mikey Frazier 6'9 F/C 2018 (East) the Boise State Signee only had one game this week but it was a monster one. He had 25 points and 12 rebounds in a win over a talented Timpview team.
Anel Alagic 6'3 G 2018 (Granger) averaged 23 points per game in the Energy Classic in Wyoming. He made 12 three pointers as he continues to put up huge numbers.
Jeremy DowDell 6'4 G 2019 (Olympus) averaged nearly 18 points per game as his team went 4-0 this week. He is a great shooter who can also get to the hoop and finish.
Tanner Cuff 6'6 G 2019 (Dixie) averaged over 18 points 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game in four games playing in the Riverton Holiday Classic. He is a very good guard who doesn't get as much attention being in southern Utah.
Ethan Boetcher 6'2 G 2018 (Cedar) averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds in four games this week. He is a deadly shooter who has made 41 three this season.
Majok Kuath 6'7 F 2019 (Kearns) averaged over 16 points per game as his team went 3-1 this week. The big man has a huge upside and his best basketball is ahead of him.
Sam Weda 6'3 G 2018 (Ridgeline) is a stat filler as he averaged 8 points, 8 rebounds a and 4 steals per game this week. This kid does just about everything for his team and is a big-time athlete. If Weda decides to play basketball in college he could be a steal for a JuCo.
Top 10 Performers of the week
Camron Chism 6'1 G 2020 (Bountiful) had a huge weekend in Vegas playing in the Tarkanian Classic. He averaged nearly 24 points per game including 20 made three pointers. Chism is leading the state of Utah in threes made with 43.
Isaiah Green 5'6 G 2018 (Summit Academy) the undersized guard continues to produce as he averaged nearly 20 points per game in the Tarkanian Classic. Green is very quick and seems to always get the shot he wants.
Hunter Erickson 6'3 G 2018 (Timpview) the BYU commit put on a show during four games in Vegas. He averaged over 27 points per game versus top notch national talent.
Dax Gorringe 5'10 G 2019 (Woods Cross) averaged over 15 points per game in Vegas versus out of state competition. He has been solid all year for Woods Cross and proving to be a consistent scorer.
Matt Kitzman 6'2 G 2018 (Juan Diego) the rock solid point guard averaged 15 points per game in Vegas. I really like the way he runs his team and finds ways to score the ball without being selfish.
Kevin Beil G 2018 (Intermountain Christian) averaged over 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in four games this week. He is one of the top 1A players in the state of Utah.
Brox Ashby 6'1 G 2020 (Hillcrest) averaged 20 points per game in two wins this week. The sophomore is very good at going to hoop and is able to finish over bigger players.
Alex Lamb 6'2 G 2018 (Roy) averaged 20 points per game in two games this week. He is an extremely good finisher and is good in the open court. Lamb is a high academic prospect who colleges need to take a look at.
Tayven Aloi 6'4 F 2019 (Cyprus) had his best week of his career as he averaged 19 points in two games this week. Aloi can do a little bit of everything from shooting the three to scoring in the paint.
Andrew Mulibea 6'4 G 2020 (East) had a nice showing in Vegas as he averaged 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Mulibea is shooting the three much better than last year which makes him dangerous as he can get to the hoops as well.
Player Spotlight (David Andrew)
David Andrew is a 6'6 senior shooting guard who is having a nice start to his senior year for the 6-1 Kearns Cougars. He is averaging over 12 points per game and has knocked down 19 threes so far.
Andrew is able to get his shot off against anyone with his length and range. He has well beyond three point range which makes him dangerous going to the hoop because defenders must respect his shot. He has possible D1 potential once he adds some weight to his frame. His handle continues to improve and this well help elevate his game when he can consistently take people off he bounce.
Currently, Andrew is getting recruited by several high level national Jucos and I think that is a good fit for him so he can develop his game and show his ability to four year schools.