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High school boys basketball: 2021 Class 5A team-by-team preseason capsules

Olympus’ Jack Wistrcill (15) dunks over Hillcrest in Midvale on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021.
Olympus’ Jack Wistrcill (15) dunks over Hillcrest in Midvale on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Wistrcill is one of the top returning players in 5A for the preseason top-ranked Titans.
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The 2021-2022 high school boys basketball season gets underway this week for 6A, 5A and 4A teams after the conclusion of the football season this past weekend. To prepare fans for the upcoming season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 5A. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information.

The region rankings are based on coaches preseason projections.

There are seven new head basketball coaches in 5A this year: Josh Margetts (Woods Cross), Chris Jones (Highland), Travis Ohrn (Alta), Gordon Whitehead (Mountain View), Shawn Faux (Timpanogos), Izzy Ingle (Timpview) and Garrett Johnson (Spanish Fork).

Here are the 5A teams and players to watch this upcoming season.


Region 5

1. Bountiful Redhawks

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Mike Maxwell (33rd year).

2020-2021 record: 12-12 (tied for second in Region 5 with a 6-4 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 10 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Orem, 60-58, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Sam Stevensen, G, Jr. — 4.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 spg.
  • Trevin Ostler, C, Sr. — 3.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.5 spg.

Coach comment: “May be the most fun I’ve had coaching in years. Guys are eager to learn, and they try really hard. We laugh a lot. Mistakes are being made but growth is coming. We could be good in the end when titles are on the line!”


2. Woods Cross Wildcats

2021-2022 schedule

Head Coach: Josh Margetts (first year).

2020-2021 record: 10-12 (Tied for fifth in Region 5 with a 2-8 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 16 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Salem Hills, 67-58, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Four.

Returning Contributors:

  • Mason Bendinger, G/F, Jr. — 13.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.6 spg.
  • Jaxon Smith, PG, Jr. — 11.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.1 apg.
  • Zach Delange, G, Sr. — 5.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.8 apg.
  • Alex Earl, G, Sr. — 5.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.5 spg.
  • George Makris, C, Sr. — 2.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 0.7 apg.
  • Charlie Spencer, G, Sr. — 2.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.7 spg.

Coach comment: “We are excited about the culture that we are creating here at Woods Cross. We bring back a lot of experience from last year and will build off that. We are also excited for a couple less experienced players to step into their roles and help us compete each game.”


3. Bonneville Lakers

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Kyle Bullinger (seventh year).

2020-2021 record: 14-8 (tied for second in Region 5 with a 6-4 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No 11 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Lehi, 56-35, in the 5A quarterfinals.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Carson Jones, F, Sr. — 10.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.7 spg.
  • Koy Dixon, G, Sr. — 1.9 ppg.

Coach comment: “Bonneville returns one starter from last year’s quarterfinals team, so leadership is definitely an area that the coaching staff is emphasizing early on in practice and a difficult pr-season schedule will allow the new contributors to the team the opportunity to understand the importance of defending, rebounding, playing with toughness.”


4. Box Elder Bees

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Jace McKee (10th year).

2020-2021 record: 3-18 (tied for fifth in Region 5 with a 2-8 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No, 28 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Mountain View, 63-47, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Three.

Returning contributors:

  • Cole Mortenson, G, Jr. — 4.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.8 spg.
  • Jackson McKee, F, Jr. — 6.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.6 apg.
  • Matt Low, G, Jr. — 7.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.9 apg, 0.7 spg.

Coach comment: “We have a young team, and not a lot of size, but we do have a handful of kids with a lot of varsity experience and a good group of kids who work hard and want to get better. We are excited about the season.”


5. Viewmont Vikings

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Jeff Emery (25th year).

2020-2021 record: 13-12 (fourth in Region 5 with a 5-5 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No, 14 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Lehi, 69-44, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Radek Pulsipher, G/F, Sr. — 6.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg.
  • Scott Noel, F, Jr. — 5.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.6 apg.

Coach comment: “We are looking forward to a fun season. We feel like we are going to be able to build on some positive experiences we had during the offseason and like the depth and chemistry of our team. The challenge will be if we can be successful against the more talented teams on our schedule and get better every day. If we do, we will have an opportunity to challenge for a tegion championship and make a run in the state tournament.”


6. Northridge Knights

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Andrew Olson (third year).

2020-2021 record: 5-19 (seventh in Region 1 with a 2-12 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No.24 in 6A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Lone Peak, 80-59, in the 6A first round.

Returning starters: Three.

Returning contributors:

  • Sam Sivulich, 19.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 spg.
  • Kade Sparrow, 8.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.6 spg.
  • Jack Terry, 3.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.0 apg.
  • Landon Woll, 2.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 0.7 apg.
  • Ben Harward, 1.3 ppg, 0.7 rpg.

Coach comment: “We are very excited about joining Region 5 and competing in a very good basketball league. We have a lot of experience coming back look forward to seeing what we can accomplish. We have a great group of kids that truly love each other, our chemistry is better than ever, and we are excited to go out and compete with one another. We have a good mix of senior leaders and as well as some younger guys that can step in and make an impact. Overall, we are expecting to take a big step forward as a program this year.”


Region 6

1. Olympus Titans

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Matt Barnes (25th year).

2020-2021 record: 22-3 (first in Region 6 with a 14-0 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No, 2 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Lehi, 69-58, in the 5A semifinals.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Jack Wistrcill, C, Sr. — 19.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.0 spg.
  • Jordan Barnes, G, Soph., 4.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.6 apg, 1.7 spg.
  • Dutch Dowdell, G, Soph., 4.2 ppg, 0.9 rpg.
  • Anthony Olson, F, Sr. — 1.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.6 apg.
  • Will Rich, G, Sr. — 1.4 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.1 apg.
  • Luke Lowe, G, Sr.

Coach comment: “I have a great group of kids this year. We have size and guards. If we can share the ball and play the right way, we have a chance to be pretty good. We have good chemistry and hope to have a fun and exciting year. Come watch us play.”


2. Murray Spartans

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Jason Workman (17th year).

2020-2021 record: 7-17 (sixth in Region 6 with a 5-9 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 24 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Alta, 59-47, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Four.

Returning contributors:

  • Bowen Davies, C, Sr. — 11.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.9 spg.
  • Chudi Anosike, F, Jr. — 16.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg.
  • Jaxson Workman, G, Jr. — 10.0 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.3 spg.

Coach comment: “We have a very versatile team this year. Talented enough to have high aspirations. Dependent on how well they can play together.”


3. Brighton Bengals

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Garrett Wilson (sixth year).

2020-2021 record: 16-8 (second in Region 6 with a 10-4 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 7 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Olympus, 77-68, in the 5A quarterfinals.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Jace Matheson, G, Jr. — 5.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.0 spg.
  • Michael Hilton, G, Sr. — 2.6 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.8 spg.

Coach comment: “We graduated most of our starters and contributing players and lost last year’s leading scorer to early college enrollment for football, so we are going to have to progress quickly to compete. We will be young and inexperienced, but have some good potential to develop into a good team down the road. I’m really excited about this team, and it will be interesting to see what we can become by February.”


4. Highland Rams

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Chris Jones (first year).

2020-2021 record: 9-13 (third in Region 6 with a 7-7 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 20 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Farmington, 66-54, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: None.

Returning contributors:

  • Abe Connolly, F, Sr. — 6.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 0.5 apg.
  • Sefa Brown, F, Soph., 7.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.5 spg.
  • Nate Johnson, G, Jr. — 4.7 ppg, 0.9 rpg.

Coach comment: “Absolutely love our team! Hard working group who is excited to get better every day.”


5. Skyline Eagles

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Cory Plant (third year).

2020-2021 record: 6-17 (tied for seventh in Region 6 with a 4-10 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No, 26 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Brighton, 77-54, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Three.

Returning contributors:

  • Yorgio Golesis, PG, Jr. — 10.8 ppg.
  • Kolton Smith, G, Sr. — 9.7 ppg.
  • Jack Huntsman, P, Jr. — 1.6 ppg.
  • Kai Tulsian, G, Jr. — 1.3 ppg.

Coach comment: “Skyline will be loaded with quality shooting guards and a point guard that can get the ball to any of them. Our PG is excellent at penetrating to the rim. We will be a much improving shooting team with the ability to spread the ball and attack from many different positions on the court. We are hoping to make that jump into becoming an elite team. We will be quick, aggressive and above all a more complete program than in years past.”


6. Park City Miners

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Thomas Purcell (third year).

2020-2021 record: 6-15 (seventh in Region 8 with a 3-9 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 25 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Payson, 76-49, in the 5A first round

Returning starters: Three

Returning contributors:

  • Cutter Lapine, Sr., G — 6.3 ppg.
  • Luke Varechok, Sr., F — 1.1 ppg.
  • Khai Lockwood, Jr., G.

Coach comment: “We have great team chemistry. We haven’t had that for a while which makes this a great group to coach.”


7. East Leopards

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Mitch Smith (fifth year).

2020-2021 record: 5-17 (tied for second in Region 6 with a 4-10 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 27 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Timpanogos, 55-41, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Three.

Returning contributors:

  • Kevin Doe, G, Jr. — 10.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg.
  • Daniel Hunstman, F, Sr. — 7.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.6 apg, 1.0 spg.
  • Elliott Levetan, G, Sr. — 6.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.7 apg.
  • Mason Dodd, F, Sr.

Coach comment: “We have a veteran team returning and are very excited to see how they play this year. The chemistry has been great through the spring and summer, and it is the hardest working group I have coached in a long time. It will be a fun year for the Leopards.”


Region 7

1. Payson Lions

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Anthony Mitchell (sixth year).

2020-2021 record: 15-9 (first in Region 8 with an 11-3 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 8 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Alta, 63-61, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Zach Robbins, F/G, Sr. — 7.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.1 spg.
  • Parker Buys, G, Jr. — 2.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 2.1 apg, 0.5 spg.

2. Cedar Valley Aviators

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Blake Pugmire (third year).

2020-2021 record: 12-8 (tied for third in Region 10 with a 7-5 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 13 in 4A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Desert Hills, 71-50, in the 4A second round.

Returning starters: Four.

Returning contributors:

  • Cole Roberts, SG, Jr. — 10.6 ppg.
  • Lincoln Roberts, PG, Sr. — 9.2 ppg.
  • Dallin Rupper, SG, Sr. — 10.1 ppg.
  • Jackson Rose, C, Sr. — 8.0 ppg.
  • Tyler Christensen, SF, Jr. — 3.5 ppg.

Coach comment: “We look forward to competing in a new region and classification. We return an experienced team with some good up-and-coming underclassmen to provide us some depth off the bench.”


3. Stansbury Stallions

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Joseph White (sixth year).

2020-2021 record: 13-9 (second in Region 10 with an 8-4 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 12 in 4A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Sky View, 71-54, in the 4A second round.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Landon Giles, G, Sr. — 13.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.6 apg, 0.8 spg.
  • Logan Richins, F, Sr. — 11.7 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.5 spg.

Coach comment: “We have multiple players returning with experience and hope to capitalize on our quickness and shooting.”


4. Cottonwood Colts

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Marc Miller (third year).

2020-2021 record: 10-12 (tied for fourth in Region 6 with a 6-8 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 18 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Mountain Ridge, 56-39, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Four.

Returning contributors:

  • Noah Widerburg, PG, Sr. — 16.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg.
  • Aidan Oliphant, PF, Jr. — 10.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.8 spg.
  • Cooper Lindsey, SF, Sr. — 9.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.7 spg.
  • Daniel Bergeson, C, Sr. — 1.5 ppg, 1.1 rpg.
  • Evan White, SG, Sr. — 6.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.7 apg.
  • Dom Versluis, C, Sr.

Coach comment: “The Cottonwood Colts return plenty of talent and experience to this year’s roster. With the addition of Robbie Yates, Chris Cox and Jackson Price, the Colts have high expectations and are looking forward to playing in a new region.”


5. Hillcrest Huskies

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Brandon Sluga (second year).

2020-2021 record: 8-15 (tied for fourth in Region 6 with a 6-8 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No, 22 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Bonneville, 64-53, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Maddux Albers, 8.7 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 0.5 spg.
  • Porter Nielson, 5.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.6 spg.
  • Micah Madry, G/F, Jr. — 6.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.9 apg.
  • Matt Oryang, F, Sr. — 3.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.7 apg.

Coach comment: “We have some talented athletes that are motivated to grow as players and expand upon the strong basketball tradition at Hillcrest High School.”


6. Tooele Buffaloes

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Jed Thomas (fourth year).

2020-2021 record: 11-13 (fifth in Region 10 with a 6-6 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 14 in 4A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Crimson Cliffs, 74-53, in the 4A second round.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Julian Mahoe, C, Sr. — 8.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.7 spg.

Coach comment: “Our team is young and hungry this year! We are looking forward to getting out and competing each and every game! We don’t have a lot of experience this year, but we will bring a high level of energy and competitive fire to every game! I am very much looking forward to what this team will do this season.”


7. Uintah Utes

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Brandon Johnson (fifth year).

2020-2021 record: 12-8 (tied for third in Region 10 with a 7-5 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 190 in 4A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Ridgeline, 78-53, in the 4A second round.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Josh Speirs, SG, Sr. — 15.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.7 spg.
  • Macort Pickup, F, Sr. — 4.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 0.8 spg.

Coach comment: “Really excited for the year, been building this program and we are ready to compete on the 5A level.”


Region 8

1. Orem Tigers

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Perry Wildeboer (third year).

2020-2021 record: 6-19 (seventh in Region 7 with a 2-10 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 23 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Brighton, 63-59, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: Four.

Returning contributors:

  • Dane Christianson, G, Sr. — 12.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.3 apg, 0.6 spg.
  • Nick Clark, PG, Sr. — 11.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 0.8 spg.
  • Ethan Stoddard, F, Sr. — 5.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg.
  • Lance Reynolds, G, Soph., 4.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.6 spg.

Coach comment: “We are ready to compete for a state championship. This is a versatile team with a lot of returning experience. We will be fun to watch on both ends of the floor. Get your popcorn, the Tigers will get your attention.”


2. Timpview Thunderbirds

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Izzy Ingle (first year).

2020-2021 record: 22-4 (first in Region 7 with a 12-0 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 1 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Farmington, 60-51, in the 5A semifinals.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • James Rust, G/F, Jr.
  • Andrew Keck, PG/SG, Sr.
  • Truman Burningham, PG, Sr.

Coach comment: “I’m really excited to be coaching at Timpview. We have a lot of depth in multiple positions. If everyone stays healthy, we have a chance to be really good this year.”


3. Lehi Pioneers

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Quincey Lewis (second year).

2020-2021 record: 17-8 (tied for third in Region 7 with a 6-6 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 3 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Beat Farmington, 61-57, in the 5A championship.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Grayson Brousseau, F, Soph., 5.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.9 apg.
  • Braxton Hawkins, G, Jr.
  • Preston Varner, F, Jr.

Coach comment: “We are excited about our upcoming season — we have a good, young group of players that we expect will develop over the course of the season. Brousseau has taken some good strides in the offseason and should provide some offensive punch as our only returning starter. Hawkins and Varner played key roles off the bench on our state championship team last year and give us good experience.”


4. Alta Hawks

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Travis Ohrn (first year).

2020-2021 record: 13-12 (tied for third in Region 7 with a 6-6 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 9 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Timpview, 67-63, in the 5A quarterfinals.

Returning starters: Three.

Returning contributors:

  • Jett Lundberg, PG, Sr. — 10.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg.
  • Jensen Campbell, SG, Sr. — 4.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.8 spg.
  • Collin Crow, SG, Sr. — 6.8 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.5 spg.
  • Jaxon Heiden, PF, Sr. — 3.8 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.7 apg.
  • Dylan Smith, SG, Sr. — 2.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg.
  • Jaxon Johnson, SG/PF, Soph., 1.1 ppg.

Coach comment: “Our senior group has great leadership and experience. We have good depth in our senior class with a lot of really good young talent in our program. Our guys have worked hard to put themselves in a position to succeed. We’re excited to get out on the court and represent our school, community and alumni. We look forward to the tough region and preseason schedule.”


5. Timpanogos Timberwolves

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Shawn Faux (first year).

2020-2021 record: 14-11 (second in Region 7 with a 7-5 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 6 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Bonneville, 54-43, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Bron Roberts, F, Jr. — 6.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.6 apg.
  • Jaxon Vanchiere, G, Sr. — 8.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.5 spg.

Coach comment: “We are excited for this year and are looking forward to the season. We have a good mix of veterans returning along with some young talent.”


6. Jordan Beetdiggers

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Trace Bevell (ninth year).

2020-2021 record: 7-17 (fifth in Region 3 with a 3-7 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 20 in 6A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Fremont, 60-51, in the 6A first round.

Additional info not provided.


7. Mountain View Bruins

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Gordon Whitehead (first year).

2020-2021 record: 15-9 (tied for third in Region 7 with a 6-6 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 5 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Farmington, 61-56, in the 5A quarterfinals.

Additional info not provided.


Region 9

1. Maple Mountain Golden Eagles

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Johnny Averett (13th year).

2020-2021 record: 12-9 (tied for second in Region 8 with a 9-4 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 12 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Mountain View, 66-48, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: None.

Returning contributors:

  • Bennie Killpack, F, Sr. — 0.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.5 apg.

2. Wasatch Wasps

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: James Ballstaedt (fourth year).

2020-2021 record: 9-15 (sixth in Region 8 with a 6-8 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 19 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Viewmont, 46-37, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Jaxton Anderson, G, Sr. — 12.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg.
  • Joe Wunder, G, Sr. — 3.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.5 apg.
  • Tucker Englebright, PF, Sr. — 1.3 ppg.

Coach comment: “We have a young team just working to get better. There are a lot of great teams in the 5A classification looking to make a mark. This will be an exciting season.”


3. Springville Red Devils

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Justin Snell (seventh year).

2020-2021 record: 8-15 (fifth in Region 8 with a 7-7 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 21 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain, 56-54, in the 5A first round.

Additional info not provided.


4. Salem Hills Sky Hawks

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Blake Francom (fourth year).

2020-2021 record: 11-12 (fourth in Region 8 with an 8-6 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 17 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Timpview, 74-44, in the 5A second round.

Returning starters: One.

Returning contributors:

  • Ryker Richards, G, Sr. — 8.9 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg.
  • Zak Nelson, G/F, Jr. — 3.9 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.5 spg.
  • Garrett Scott, G, Sr.
  • Luke DeGraffenried, G/F, Sr. — 1.8 ppg, 1.0 rpg.
  • Seth Meservy G, Sr.

Coach comment: “We are very excited about this year’s group. We feel we have a good mix of skill, size, athleticism and depth. We hope that we can put it all together and be a very competitive team this upcoming season.”


5. Spanish Fork Dons

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Garrett Johnson (first year).

2020-2021 record: 2-20 (eighth in Region 8 with a 1-13 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 29 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Farmington, 78-57, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: Two.

Returning contributors:

  • Rhoman Eyere, PG, Sr. — 6.1 ppg.
  • Ryan Flake, C/F, Sr. — 5.0 ppg.

Coach comment: “We have a group of guys that play well together and are unselfish. We play hard and with a lot of energy. I love the amount of guys that will be able to come in, contribute, and make a difference for us. I think we will surprise some people this year.”


6. Provo Bulldogs

2021-2022 schedule

Head coach: Don Johnson (seventh year).

2020-2021 record: 12-9 (tied for second in Region 8 with a 9-4 record).

2021 RPI ranking: No. 13 in 5A.

2021 postseason: Lost to Highland, 46-44, in the 5A first round.

Returning starters: None.

Returning contributors:

  • Lincoln Johnson, G, Sr. — 4.2 ppg.

Coach comment: “We have a very young team this year with only one or two seniors who got varsity minutes last year. We will be relying on a couple other seniors and a group of young JV/sophomore players to carry the load.”