MVPs have dominant traits by rzu11221

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randoM things about our all-state MVPs                                                                                                                                           season
Compiled by Tony Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                 Upset for the ages,
                                                                                                                                                                                 times two
                                                                                                                                                                                 In one of the most historic
                                                                                                                                                                                 days in high school basket-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ball history, Provo and Lone
                                                                                                                                                                                 Peak, each going for a
                                                                                                                                                                                 third consecutive state title,
                                                                                                                                                                                 were upset by West and
                                                                                                                                                                                 West Jordan respectively.

                                                                                                                                                                                 No starters back,
                                                                                                                                                                                 no problem
                                                                                                                                                                                 Davis High, despite losing
                                                                                                                                                                                 five starters from the previ-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ous season, makes the Class
                                                                                                                                                                                 5A semifinal game behind
                                                                                                                                                                                 the bruising inside play of
                                                                                                                                                                                 James Cowser and the all-
                                                                                                                                                                                 around performance of Jor-
                                                                                                                                                                                 dan Welk.

                                                                                                                                                                                 A first-round
                                                                                                                                                                                 victory, at last
                                                                                                                                                                                 With a win over Skyline, C.J.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Wilcox, the star guard who
                                                                                                                                                                                 is headed to Washington,
                                                                                                                                                                                 leads Pleasant Grove out of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the first round of the play-
                                                                                                                                                                                 offs for the first time in his
                                                                                                                                          Leah hogsTen | The Salt Lake Tribune   career.
The Tribune’s all-state MVP,s from left: Provo’s Kyle Collinsworth, Lone Peak’s Tyler haws, north summit’s Caden Richins, Bear River’s Wade Bronson and escalante’s
Tim hughes.                                                                                                                                                                      Region streak
                                                                                                                                                                                 comes to an end
                                                                                                                                                                                 On Feb. 10th, with a 48-
                                                  the random list continues                                                                                                      46 win over Judge Memo-
                                                                                                                                                                                 rial, Waterford snaps the
                                                                                                                                                                                 Bulldogs’ 41-game Region
                                                  Tyler haws                                                                                                                     10 winning streak behind
                                                  I love my mom.                      Caden Richins                                                                              the play of 6-foot-10 junior
                                                  I love shopping at American         I love to hunt.                                                                            Neal Monson.
                                                  Eagle.                              I like fishing.
                                                  I’m excited for the Y.              I like having fun with my family.                                                          Another state title
                                                                                      I do dumb stuff with friends.                                                              for Escalante
                                                  Kyle Collinsworth
                                                  I love to sleep.                     Tim hughes                                                                                Behind the wizardry of
                                                  I love to eat. (I eat a ton).        I have three girls in my class                                                            guard Tim Hughes, Esca-
                                                  I have two brothers and a sister.    year at school.                                                                           lante wins a second consec-
                                                  I love watching movies.              I love fishing.                                                                           utive Class 1A state cham-
                                                                                       I love hunting.                                                                           pionship.
                                                  Wade Bronson                         I’m the fourth of five kids in
                                                  I have a brother, who has two        my family.                                                                                Football champs,
                                                  kids and a wife, and a sister.      ’80s music is the bomb.                                                                    then hoops champs
                                                  I played football until my se-
                                                  nior year.                                                                                                                     With many of the same
                                                                                                                                                                                 players who made up the
                                                                                                                                                                                 core of November’s Class
Class 1A • Tim Hughes                                                                                                                                                            2A football state champi-
                                                                                                                          Class 3A • Wade Bronson                                ons, North Summit defeats
                                                                                                                                                                                 South Sevier to win the
                                                                                                                                                                                 basketball title as well. Af-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ter the victory, Braves coach
                                                                                                                                                                                 Jerre Holmes calls his group
                                                                                                                                                                                 of seniors, “The ultimate

                                                                                                                                                                                 Panthers put it all
                                                                                                                                                                                 on the line
                                                                                                                                                                                 In defeating Olympus for
                                                                                                                                                                                 the first time in three tries,
                                                                                                                                                                                 West High makes 23 of
                                                                                                                                                                                 24 foul shots in a Class 4A

                                                                                                                                                                                 Utah County
                                                                                                                                                                                 Kyle Collinsworth scores 23
                                                                                                                                                                                 points, grabs 12 rebounds
                                                                                                                                                                                 and hands out 8 assists to
                                                                                                                                                                                 lead Provo to a win over
                                                                                                                                                                                 Lone Peak in an early-sea-
Class 2A • Caden Richins                        Class 5A • Tyler Haws                                                     Class 4A • Kyle Collinsworth                           son showdown between
                                                                                                                                                                                 the two state powers. It’s
                                                                                                                                                                                 the second consecutive sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                 son in which the Bulldogs
                                                                                                                                                                                 defeat the Knights.

MVPs have dominant traits
By Tony Jones                                                                                     come out on top, each of the          per game, which was the sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                 A stellar in-state
                                                                                                                                                                                 class for BYU
                                                                                                                                                                                 Tyler Haws, Brandon Davies,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Ian Harward and Nate Aus-
                                                                                                                                                                                 tin lead a list of four high-
The Salt Lake Tribune               College commitments                                           five names would be on the            ond-most in Class 1A. More               profile players to sign with
                                                                                                  short list. Not to mention that       importantly, he did it in eco-           BYU.
  In the cold of December,           Tyler Haws, Lone Peak                                   BYU  most of them have had staying         nomical fashion, never forcing
in the three-quarters full           Brandon Davies, Provo                                   BYU  power at the top.                     shots and always knowing the             A precursor of
gymnasium at Provo High,             Ian Harward, Orem                                       BYU     Haws, amongst the top 100          precise time to exert his will.          future events
Kyle Collinsworth and Tyler          Ben Clifford, Bingham             Utah State (class of 2010) seniors in the country accord-          “We knew that I was going
Haws put a stamp on Utah             Reyes Gallegos, West Jordan                       Nebraska   ing to most scouting services,        to see a lot of double teams             In what was a harbin-
high school hoops that held          Mason Sawyer, West Jordan                       Boise State  is a two-time MVP. Hughes             this season, and that’s some-            ger of the state tourna-
throughout the season and            Stallon Saldivar, Judge Memorial        Northern Arizona     is a repeat winner as well. As        thing I was prepared for,”               ment, Reyes Gallegos scores
epitomized what their MVP            C.J. Wilcox, Pleasant Grove                    Washington    dominant as Collinsworth was          Hughes said. “But I trusted              a game-high 31 points to
stories are all about.               Nate Austin, Lone Peak                                  BYU  this season — he averaged 19          my teammates, and we were                lead West Jordan to the
   On one possession, Collins-       Corbin Green, Olympus                        Snow College    points, eight assists and six re-     so close on and off the court            Region 3 title and a No. 1
worth came down, shook his           Jordan Weirick, West Jordan                Southern Utah     bounds per game — he’s got a          that we all knew what to do in           seed in the Class 5A state
man with a pretty crossover          Darrick McIntosh, Logan                      Snow College    good chance at doing it again         close games.”                            tournament. The Jaguars
dribble and scored. On the           Pablo Coro, Juan Diego                        Weber State    in 2010. Richins isn’t a repeat,         Each player did his thing for         would go on to win the ti-
next possession, Haws post-          Scott Friel, Riverton                      Southern Utah     but his twin brother, Col-            a winner. Hughes, Richins and            tle.
ed his man up on the other                                                                        by, was The Tribune’s football        Bronson all won state cham-                             – Tony Jones
end and dropped home a fall-         In naming the most valu- Richins from Class 2A’s North MVP this season. And Bronson,               pionships. Haws and Collins-
away jumper.                      able players for the five class- Summit; and Tim Hughes besides being an all-state per-               worth saw their respective
  The next time down the          es, the Tribune sought out ver- from Escalante in 1A.           former a year ago, was hands          teams fall in state-title games
court, Collinsworth drove         satility, raw talent, the ability   “I think versatility does down the best player in Class           in huge upsets, but each have
the lane and dished to Bran-      to change the game without sum up the five MVPs,” Col- 3A this time around.                           won two championships over
don Davies for a dunk. Then,      scoring, and the ability to take linsworth said. “I tried to do     Each player impacted              the course of their careers,             Correction
Haws came down stared at his      over a game.                      everything for my team from games in a myriad of ways.              and Collinsworth has the
defender and dropped home a          By doing so, out came five scoring to playing defense to Bronson averaged 14 points,               chance to add to the collec-             Mountain View senior
three-pointer.                    names: Haws, the BYU signee diving into the stands after a seven rebounds, three assists              tion next year.                          Chelsea Kocherhans is on
   Back and forth the two went,   from Lone Peak in Class 5A; loose ball.”                        and three steals a game. And            “I’m pretty happy with my              The Tribune’s second team
each finding new ways to im-      Collinsworth, the 6-foot-            None of the five MVPs as a 6-5 forward, he could                 season and I’m happy with ev-            for girls’ basketball. Her
pact the game. And that’s why     7 junior guard in 4A; Wade should be a surprise. And if score inside or make shots                    erything that I accomplished             name was not included on
they are considered two of the    Bronson from Class 3A state you were asked before the from the perimeter.                             in my career,” Haws said.                the original list that ran in
best players in the state.        champion Bear River; Caden season to predict who would             Hughes scored 20 points                          the print edition April 4th.

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