Logan Prince, West Jordan (Sr.)
West Jordan senior ahead Logan Prince is pink scorching to start out the season.
He leads the state in scoring, averaging 28.5 factors after scoring 20 factors towards Brighton final week after which 37 towards Jordan. He’s additionally averaging 11.5 rebounds.
“Logan Prince is an excellent basketball participant on and off the court docket. He has a 4.0 GPA, is a three-year starter and captain of our basketball staff. He has nice management qualities. He’s the kind of participant that makes everybody round him higher. He’s loads of enjoyable to teach,” stated West Jordan coach Christian Wouden.
Final season Prince was second on the staff in scoring (10.1 ppg) and rebounding (4.6 rpg).
“He can and can do no matter is required to make the staff higher. He can rating inside and out of doors, he rebounds nicely, is fast to get steals and he sees the ground rather well and makes glorious passes. He has an important basketball thoughts and IQ. He can play any place on the ground for us. I’m extraordinarily pleased that Logan Prince is a Jaguar,” added Wouden.
Kailey Woolston, Lone Peak (Jr.)
Lone Peak is off to a scorching 3-0 begin this season led by returning all-stater Kailey Woolston.
In three video games the junior is averaging 23.0 factors, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a pair of.0 steals. Final season Woolston averaged 18.9 factors as a sophomore and was named a 6A first staff all-stater.
“Kailey is an exceptional basketball participant and chief. She competes with ardour and need, desirous to all the time get higher and higher. She takes to coronary heart every little thing a coach tells her and makes use of each alternative she has to study, work, and enhance in no matter space she will be able to,” stated Lone Peak coach Nancy Warner. “ I like that she is rarely glad and is all the time keen to do regardless of the staff must be profitable. She accepts any problem and no second is ever too massive for her — she is going to discover a manner and all the time give 100%. Her instance and positivity motivates these round her to work arduous as nicely. She is all the time placing within the time and work to get higher on a regular basis. Kailey is such a pleasure to teach.”
She’s been very constant in her three performances this yr scoring 22 factors towards each Herriman and Copper Hills after which 25 factors towards Layton.
Evan VanBrocklin, Olympus (Sr.)
One of many state’s prime swimmers final yr, Olympus’ Evan VanBrocklin, is selecting up proper the place he left off early this season.
A month into the season, VanBrocklin already owns prime 4 occasions in your complete state in six totally different occasions, together with the highest time within the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle.
He ranks second within the 100 butterfly, third within the 200 particular person medley and fourth within the 100 backstroke. The 200 IM and 100 fly had been the 2 particular person occasions he took state in final yr, and he figures to shave much more time without work all of his occasions over the following couple months of the season.
Maddy Parker, Spanish Fork (Jr.)
Maddy Parker is a freestyle specialist, her occasions early this season show that.
A month into the season, the Spanish Fork junior owns one of the best time within the state within the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle. She additionally owns the fourth greatest mark within the 100 backstroke.
“Maddy is a tough employee, however that’s not solely what makes her an distinctive swimmer. She is decided, resilient, affected person and mentally and emotionally mature and hard. These are elements essential to excel like she has within the sport of swimming, but additionally in life. She has, and can proceed to thrive due to the girl she is turning into via this wonderful sport and her persistent diligence,” stated Spanish Fork coach Shanon Dowling.
Brady Merkley, Uintah (Sr.)
Brady Merkley’s quest for a fourth-straight particular person state championship is off to an important begin up to now this season.
Merkley went 4-0 on the prestigious Layton Invitational final weekend at 144 kilos, successful all his matches by fall. He pinned his opponent simply 66 seconds into the championship match.
Merkley’s beforehand three state championships all occurred in 4A, however this yr Uintah has bumped as much as 5A which contains a a lot deeper classification in his quest for a 4-peat.
Merkley is 6-0 on the season up to now.
Quincy Peterson, Westlake (Jr.)
Final week on the Thor Woman Traditional at Westlake Excessive Faculty, junior Quincy Peterson continued her robust begin to the season posting a 4-0 file to assert the 130-pound title. Earlier this season she went 3-0 on the Wrestling In opposition to Most cancers duals additionally at Westlake.
“Quincy is such a tough employee. She trains arduous on the mat, within the gymnasium, and within the classroom. We love her spunky character and dedication to the game,” stated Westlake coach Cody Burdett.
Final season as a sophomore Peterson completed third on the inaugural 6A women state event at 124 kilos. Thus far this season she owns a 7-0 file as she seems to be to take the following step on the mat.