Wednesday, July 23, 2014

High school boys basketball: A closer look at this year's 1A All-Staters (23 items)

By , Deseret News

March 26, 2014

Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. This year 15 of 28 1A coaches submitted votes.

Note: For a more in-depth look at all classifications of the first-, second- and third-teamers, including a scouting report comment from an opposing coach, click here.

1 of 23. 1A First Team

1A MVP

Tyce Barney, Panguitch, Sr., 6-3, Forward — 23.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.6 spg

1A First Team

Austin Maloy, Monticello, Sr., 5-11, Guard — 16.1 ppg

Skyler Argyle, Rich, Sr., 6-4, Center — 12.9 ppg

Demont Nay, Tabiona, Sr., 5-11, Guard — 15.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.3 spg

McKay Jarman, Rich, Sr., 6-1, Forward — 12.0 ppg

JJ Ramos, Piute, Jr., 5-9, Guard — 12.8 ppg

TJ Hughes, Green River, Jr., 5-8, Guard — 13.1 ppg


2 of 23. Tyce Barney, Panguitch

1A MVP

Senior, 6-3, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

23.8 point per game (2nd in 1A)

8.4 rebounds per game (3rd in 1A)

2.2 assists per game

2.6 steals per game (4th in 1A)

Season high

41 points vs. Escalante on Feb. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“When preparing for Tyce the focus was not to stop him because we knew we could not. It was to contain him. We tried to have him catch in tough scoring situations and that did not always work because he plays the game with a lot of intelligence. Tyce constantly positioned and repositioned himself to be successful. As soon as we would have success, he would hit a big shot in transition. Tyce has excellent footwork, and took advantage of any mistake by a defender. Any coach would be lucky to have a player who is as competitive and works as hard as Tyce.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — First Team

3 of 23. Austin Maloy, Monticello

1A First Team

Senior, 5-11, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

16.1 point per game (9th in 1A)

Season high

31 points vs. Grand on Dec. 17.

Opposing coach scouting report

“What I appreciated most about Austin was his defensive intensity. Austin's athletic ability allowed him to defend the opposing team's best player. His quickness allowed him to defend out on the perimeter, and his strength made him an excellent post defender. On offense, Austin had an incredible first step. He often blew past his defender, giving himself an easy look or an easy look for a teammate. Austin was the team leader for Monticello. His leadership skills on the court were a big part of their championship run.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Honorable Mention

4 of 23. Skyler Argyle, Rich

1A First Team

Senior, 6-4, Center

2013-2014 statistics

12.9 point per game

Season high

27 points vs. Duchesne on Feb. 1.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Your entire defense has to focus on him the entire game, because he looks for any opportunity to score. He can score from 15 feet in in a variety of ways. Great shooter, with good post moves, and an excellent offensive rebounder. He is the key to Rich’s aggressive defense because of his length.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Second Team

5 of 23. Demont Nay, Tabiona

1A First Team

Senior, 5-11, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

15.4 point per game (10th in 1A)

4.4 rebounds per game

3.4 assists per game (5th in 1A)

1.3 steals per game

Season high

27 points vs. Maeser Prep on Jan. 3.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Team's best player, excellent shooter, makes teammates better, team's leader. Team plays well if he plays well. The one you need to stop if you want to win.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Second Team