www.sltrib.com s u n d a y , a p r i l 12, 2009 ≤ S p o r t S < D 9 randoM things about our all-state MVPs season highlights 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 winners.” 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 semifinal. Utah County showdown 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 email@example.com the print edition April 4th.
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