2014 All-Area basketball: Second team and honorable mentions

Saturday , April 26, 2014 - 7:13 PM

All-Area team

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Second Team

Jaxton Andersen

School: Logan

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-4

Note: Andersen averaged 14.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, good for second best in each category for Logan, during the 2013-14 season.

McKay Johnson

School: Viewmont

Year: Senior

Position: Guard/Forward

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Johnson averaged 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.

Nick Gruet

School: St. Joseph

Year: Sophomore

Position: Guard/Forward

Height: 6-foot-1

Note: Gruet led St. Joseph with 16.2 points per game and shot a staggering 57.0 percent from 3-point range during the 2013-14 season. Gruet was also the team’s third-leading rebounder with 4.5 rebounds per game.

Matt Morrell

School: Davis

Year: Senior

Position: Guard/Forward

Height: 6-foot-2

Note: Morrell averaged 10.2 points per game on 49.4 percent shooting during the 2013-14 season. He also averaged 5.3 rebounds per game.

Landon Cornwall

School: Bear River

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-0

Note: Cornwall averaged 11.4 points per game and shot 39 percent from 3-point range during the 2013-14 season.

Jake Bigler

School: Northridge

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-0

Note: Bigler averaged a team-high 16.3 points and made 3.5 3s per game during the 2013-14 season.

Brandon Hill

School: Layton

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-4

Note: Hill was Layton’s third-leading scorer behind Blackmon and Hibbert, averaging 8.0 points per game during the 2013-14 season.

Grant Ellison

School: Weber

Year: Sophomore

Position: Guard

Height: 5-foot-11

Note: Ellison averaged a team-high 12.0 points per game on 41 percent shooting for Weber during the 2013-14 season and was also the team leader in assists per game (2.3) and steals per game (1.4).

Jaxon Brenchley

School: Mountain Crest

Year: Freshman

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Brenchley led Mountain Crest with 12.2 points per game and also averaged 4.4 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.

Jeff Pollard

School: Bountiful

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-8

Note: Pollard averaged 9.4 points per game and was first for Bountiful in rebounds (7.7 per game) and blocked shots (2.3 per game) during the 2013-14 season.

Jordan Bleak

School: Bountiful

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-0

Note: Bleak averaged 10.0 points per game and tied with Sam Merrill as the team leader in steals (2.3 per game) during the 2013-14 season.

Bryce Mortenson

School: Sky View

Year: Sophomore

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Mortenson averaged 12.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game (both team highs) and shot 56 percent from the field during the 2013-14 season.

Justin Shaw

School: Fremont

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-5

Note: Shaw averaged 16.8 points per game during the 2013-14 season, nearly a full 10 points per game more than Fremont’s second-leading scorer.

Parker Lewis

School: Bear River

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Lewis averaged 17.2 points per game on 58 percent shooting, while also grabbing 4.7 rebounds per game, during the 2013-14 season.

Josh Herfel

School: Syracuse

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 5-foot-10

Note: Herfel averaged a team-high 12.0 points per game and made a team-high 44 3s during the 2013-14 season. He also averaged a team-high 2.0 steals per game.

Ben Saunders

School: Morgan

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Saunders averaged 12.0 points per game and shot 38 percent from the 3-point line during the 2013-14 season.

Darius McFarland

School: Box Elder

Year: Sophomore

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-2

Note: McFarland averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.

Quinn Witehira

School: Layton Christian

Year: Senior

Position: Power Forward

Height: 6-foot-2

Note: Witehira nearly averaged a double-double with 10.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.

Joao Batista

School: Layton Christian

Year: Junior

Position: Shooting Guard

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Batista averaged 10.4 points, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game during the 2013-14 season.

Luke Jowers

School: Woods Cross

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Jowers averaged 12.8 points per game as Woods Cross’ second-leading scorer and grabbed 4.0 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season.

Chase DeBoer

School: Roy

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: DeBoer was Roy’s third-leading scorer during the 2013-14 season, averaging 10.6 points per game. He was also one of the team’s top 3-point shooters, making 35 shots from beyond the arc.

Jared Ford

School: Bonneville

Year: Senior

Position: Guard

Height: 6-foot-2

Note: Ford averaged 11.5 points per game as Bonneville’s second-leading scorer during the 2013-14 season and was one of the team’s most reliable weapons from 3-point range, where he shot 38.6 percent.

Anthony Hurtado

School: Ben Lomond

Year: Senior

Position: Center/Forward

Height: 6-foot-8

Note: Hurtado averaged 7.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game, while also scoring 7.4 points per game as Ben Lomond’s third-leading scorer during the 2013-14 season.

Blake Lamb

School: Roy

Year: Junior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-5

Note: Lamb finished the 2013-14 season as Roy’s second-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder, averaging 11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

Marquis Jones

School: Clearfield

Year: Senior

Position: Forward

Height: 6-foot-3

Note: Jones led Clearfield with 15.2 points per game during the 2013-14 season.

Honorable Mention

The following players contributed to their respective team’s success during the 2013-14 season and deserve honorable mention for their efforts:

Bear River – Stetson Summers, senior, forward; McKade Mitton, junior, forward; JarDee Nessen, senior, guard; Jared Olsen, senior, guard.

Ben Lomond – Brenden Morris, junior, guard/forward; Corbin Medina, junior, guard.

Bonneville – Tyler Heaton, senior, guard; Jace Packard, senior, forward; Sealun Erskine, junior, guard; Justin Porter, senior, guard; Tanner Buckway, junior, guard.

Bountiful – Trevor Lloyd, senior, guard; Andrew Lund, senior, forward.

Box Elder – Jarom Mecham, sophomore, guard; Jeff Sever, senior, forward; Daniel Didericksen, junior, center; Tanner Hennessy, senior, guard.

Clearfield – Cody Gypp, senior, guard; Spencer Dixon, junior, forward.

Davis – Jaydon Ryan, senior, guard.

Fremont – Bryce Graves, junior, guard; Trevor Allen, junior, forward; Cameron Chugg, junior, guard.

Layton – Malcolm Petty, senior, guard; Caleb Harrop, senior, guard; Julian Blackmon, sophomore, guard.

Layton Christian – Joe Reddish, senior, small forward; Gerardo Munoz, junior, point guard; Leroy Sisnett, senior, guard.

Logan – Taylor Compton, senior, guard; Chandler Medlin, senior, guard; Marcus Maes, senior, guard; Cole Dickson, senior, forward/center.

Morgan – Hunter Stanford, senior, guard; Jordan Nelson, senior, guard; Hayden Garfield, senior, guard.

Mountain Crest – Tanner Kirby, junior, center; Canon Schenk, senior, wing; Gaje Ferguson, senior, guard; Jon Huff, junior, forward; Kaedon Buchmiller, senior, guard/forward.

Northridge – Jrue Perkins, sophomore, guard; Dayan Lake, junior, guard; Jace Colby, senior, forward; Dallas Moklebust, junior, guard.

Ogden – Emric Egbert, senior, forward; Cale Kwallek, junior, guard.

Roy – Dakota Nalder, junior, guard; Nate Jones, junior, forward; Cody Hobbs, junior, guard.

Sky View – Riley Panter, junior, guard; Braxton Godderidge, senior, guard; Bryan Dority, senior, guard; Jake Hendricks, sophomore, guard; Tyler Downs, junior, center; Jake Kozlowski, senior, center.

St. Joseph – David Donlevy, senior, guard; Chris O’Brien, sophomore, guard/forward; Thomas Emenger, senior, center/forward; Mike O’Brien, sophomore, forward; Will Carrington, senior, center; Mason White, freshman, guard.

Syracuse – Braden Hall, senior, guard; Kalvin Mudrow, sophomore, forward/center; Michael Phelps, senior, guard/forward; Josh Thalman, senior, forward; Deondre Watson, senior, center/forward.

Viewmont – Austin Johnson, junior, forward; Kelton Hirsch, senior, guard; Aaron Dalton, senior, forward; Jared Whitworth, senior, forward; Porter May, senior, forward.

Weber – Carson Bischoff, junior, guard; Adam Olpin, junior, guard; Nick Austin, junior, guard; Cooper Cosby, senior, guard; Huston Wade, senior, forward; Tyler Christiansen, senior, center.

Woods Cross – Xequille Harry, senior, guard; Jackson Pohlman, senior, forward; Travis Howey, senior, center; Trevin Knell, freshman, forward.

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