Region 11’s boys basketball coaches released their All-Region selections Tuesday, with Tooele County well-represented after both Tooele and Stansbury advanced to the state tournament.
Tooele sophomore center Justin Rogers and Stansbury junior guard Peyton Thevenot were named to the First Team. Tooele senior Nathan Swan was named to the Second Team and THS senior Josh Wilkins earned Honorable Mention. Stansbury senior Jake Spaulding and junior Jaden Jenkins also were on the Honorable Mention list.
Thevenot was tied with Region 11 Most Valuable Player Raimoana Tinirauarii as the league’s leading scorer at 16.5 points per game, while Rogers ranked third at 14.7 ppg. Thevenot ranked fifth in Class 4A in 3-pointers made per game, setting a new Stansbury single-season school record with 70 total 3-pointers in 23 games. He scored a season-high 26 points in a Feb. 7 game against Tooele and broke the 20-point barrier in four of the Stallions’ final six games.
Rogers ranked seventh in Class 4A and third in Region 11 in rebounds per game at 6.8. He had four double-doubles, including a 21-point, 12-rebound, eight-assist effort in a thrilling road victory over Bonneville on Jan. 4. His highest-scoring game of the season came in a 26-point, 10-rebound display against Dixie on Dec. 1 that also included four steals.
Other First Team selections included Bonneville’s Zach Alspaugh, Juan Diego’s Lawson Roe and Park City’s Mark McCurdy. Bonneville’s Tyler Hancock was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while Coach of the Year honors went to Bonneville’s Kyle Bullinger.
Swan was Tooele’s third-leading scorer at 11.6 points per game, was second on the team in rebounds and 3-pointers made, third in assists and fifth in steals. As one of only two seniors on the Buffaloes’ roster, he provided a much-needed boost to a young team. He scored 25 points in a game against Alta on Dec. 29, though his best games might have been the last two games of the region season: a 23-point, nine-rebound, five-assist game at Ben Lomond on Feb. 15 and a 20-point, eight-rebound, six-assist game at Ogden on Feb. 19.
The Second Team also included Park City’s Nathaniel Lowe, Bonneville’s Hank Bushell, Ben Lomond’s Titus Hughes and Juan Diego’s Talon Valdes.
Wilkins averaged 14.3 points per game in his senior season and hit a team-high 31 3-pointers. He hit five 3-pointers and scored 21 points in the Buffs’ first-round Class 4A state tournament loss to Bear River on Feb. 22, though his highest-scoring games were Dec. 14 against Murray and Jan. 25 against Ogden, when he scored 28 points.
Spaulding averaged 5.5 points per game for Stansbury, though he had 12 points in a key victory over Park City on Jan. 25 and a season-high 19 points in the Stallions’ near-upset against Green Canyon in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament. He scored in double-figures four times in region play after not scoring more than five points in any of his team’s first 11 preseason contests.
Jenkins was Stansbury’s second-leading scorer at 9.4 points per game and led the team in rebounds, assists and steals. He had back-to-back double-doubles at the Steve Hodson Cancer Classic in December in Cedar City, posting 14 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four steals against South Sevier and 16 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals against Cedar.
Other Honorable Mention recipients included Hancock, Ben Lomond’s Garet Rentmeister and Chans Edjamboya, Park City’s Alex Fugate, and Ogden’s Bo DeVries, Isaiah Coria and Austin Richards.