Region 6 consists of six schools from Salt Lake County and Utah County. Olympus is the favorite and is one of the best teams in 5A. Here is how we think the region will play out...
1) Olympus High School: Lost in the state championship this past season but should be a title contender again. They are lead by junior point guard Rylan Jones who recently committed to the University of Utah. He is an elite passer that makes everyone around him better. Junior shooting guard Jeremy Dowdell is another key piece for the Titans. He is a big time shooter and can score in spurts. This back court may be the best in the 5A classification.
2) East High School: Had a tough year last season but return a lot of talent which will make this a dangerous team in the 5A classification. They are lead by 6'9 senior Mikey Frazier who recently committed to Boise State. When he has his motor going he is one of the best players in the state. The Leopards also have junior Taylor Zwick who is one of the best shooters in the state as he made 63 threes as a sophomore. Sophomore guard Andrew Mulibea will also be a key piece as he is one of the top sophomores in Utah.
3) Highland High School: The Rams had the biggest upset in the Utah State Play-offs this past season as they defeated number one seed Timpview. The Rams return most of their team and should be a very solid team this year. They are led by senior forward Elijah Shelton who is able to score inside and out. They are also led by their quick junior point guard Liki Makaui who averaged over 10 points per game.
4) Skyline High School: The Eagles made the first round of the state tournament before losing a close game to the eventual 4A state champs Springville High School. They return some key players that include seniors Nifia Tonga and Andrew Clark. Both of them averaged over 12 points per game last season.
5) Murray High School: The Spartans made the play-offs last year as they were knocked out in the first round. They lose a majority of their scoring and will have to rely on guys that mostly played JV last season. Junior guard Ajak Arok will need to provide a lot of scoring to keep his team in the mix for a play-off spot.
6) West High School: The Panthers have struggled over the past few years and they hope to be better this season. They are lead by senior point guard Piol Makuei who is a quick point guard that can get to the rim.