Two Tooele County high school boys basketball players made their way onto the All-Region 11 First Team this season, thanks to spectacular senior campaigns.
Stansbury center Josh Jenkins was named the region’s Defensive Player of the Year. A dominant force inside, Jenkins often blocked would-be layups, and he also averaged five rebounds and nearly a steal per game.
Tooele’s Kyler Hymas was also a first-team selection, finishing as Class 4A’s ninth-leading scorer with 17.9 points per game. He hit 1.5 3-pointers per game, and also averaged 1.5 steals.
Jenkins and Hymas were joined on the First Team by Matt Kitzman of Juan Diego, who was named the region’s Most Valuable Player; Juan Diego’s Jason Ricketts and Bonneville’s Kinnon Finder.
Two more Tooele County seniors made their way onto the Second Team. Tooele senior Mitchell Bunn ranked fourth in Class 4A with 4.1 assists per game, and Stansbury’s Drake Schlappi filled stat sheets all season with 13.3 points and 2.2 assists per contest. The Second Team also included Juan Diego’s Rai Tiniraurii, Park City’s Mark McCurdy and Juan Diego’s Lawson Roe.
Tooele’s Dawson Banks and Stansbury’s Tavita Gagnier received Honorable Mention recognition, along with Ogden’s Keon Berghout, Carson White and Cooper Jones; Bonneville’s Tyler Hancock and Hank Bushell; Ben Lomond’s Sudan Puk and Tayshon Doss; and Park City’s Nathaniel Lowe and Alex Obradovich. Juan Diego’s Drew Trost was named the region’s Coach of the Year.