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.