Region 2 Preview
Region 2 consists of five high schools that are all located in Salt Lake County. This is the weakest 6A region top to bottom but their are some good college prospects to keep on eye on. Here is how we think the region will play out.
(1) Kearns High School: Had a down year last year where they ended up missing the play-offs for the first time in years. This year will be much different as we believe Kearns will dominate Region 2. They are lead by two brothers, 2018 guard David Andrew and 2019 guard Emmanuel Andrew. David is a 6'6 shooting guard is who deadly from outside and has major juco interest which could lead to him playing D1. Emmanuel already has several D1 offers and could end up being a high major recruit. Kearns also has good role players that include 2018 6'6 Matt Wickizer, 2018 guard Journey Buba and 2020 guard Nate Maiva.
(2) Hillcrest High School: Had one of its best seasons in the past decade as they went to the 4A semi-finals before being beat by eventual champion Springville. The Huskies lose six seniors but return some good talent and have a key transfer. The Huskies are lead by their guard line that includes 2018 Tyson Flores who is a knock down shooter, 2018 Bassel Tekarli who is also a good shooter and can get to the rim. 2020 Brox Ashby is one of the top sophomores in the state and should have a huge year. Transfer Zach Philips will be a key piece as he averaged over 20 points per game for Moses Lake High School in Washington.
(3) Cyprus High School: Has struggled in years past but this is the year they break through and make the state tournament. They are lead by 2018 guard Cody Meza who made 65 three pointers last year. The key player for Cyprus will be 2019 Tayven Aloi. He is a 6'4 wing/forward who we believe will have a breakout season. 2018 Skyler Case is another key role player for the Pirates.
(4) Granger High School: Had a rough season last year as they missed the tournament. We believe they will be much improved and would not surprise us if they ended up taking 2nd behind Kearns. They are lead by 2018 wing Anel Alagic who averaged over 14 points per game. I think he could be in the 18 to 20 range for points per game this season. Another key piece will be 2019 guard Roulervee Vann. He is a quick point guard who can shoot it and get in the paint and score. We are putting Granger at the 4th seed in this region but they could surprise a lot of people.
(5) Hunter High school: Had a rough 2-19 year last season and I think it will be more of the same unless some underclassmen step up. Hunter loses their top three scorers so will need some inexperienced players to fill the box scores.
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