Region 1 Preview
Region 1 in the 5A classification is going to be a balanced region with tight finishes for playoff seeding. Sky View has the talent to regain the Region 1 title after Weber high’s undefeated region record this past year. Fremont also looks to compete with Sky View for the region crown with multiple other teams fighting for remaining playoff spots. Here is our predicted order of how Region 1 will finish.
- Sky View: The 6’5 Senior Forward, Luke White will lead the way for the Bobcats and will need to up is 10 point per game average for the his team to win the region. Also, Sky View will welcome in Mason Falsev one of the top freshman in Utah. The 6’1 guard turned heads with his play this past summer playing for Hard Knox basketball club. Mason will be an immediate impact player for the Bobcats.
- Fremont: The Wolverines will be lead by 6’7 Forward Zach Taylor, who is ranked as the #6 player in the class of 2018 in Utah. Taylor is looking to continue dominate the pain as he did this summer on the club ball circuit. Senior Saxton Morby will also be a major contributor for the Wolverines with his outside shooting and leadership.
- Roy: The Royals are returning several players with varsity experience which should get Roy back into the playoffs. Junior guard Alex Lamb, has proven to be a solid guard who can make plays for his teammates. Senior Forward Justin Boley, has also proven to be a threat with his post game and his ability to hit the outside jumper. Don’t be surprised if the Royals compete for the region title.
- Weber: The defending Region 1 champs will depend on many players with little varsity experience this season. Senior guard Connor Shaw will have to carry the scoring load this season and has shown last year that he can score in bunches.
- Northridge: The Knights will look upon last year’s JV players to step up for varsity minutes. No player who averaged more than four points per game for the Knights returns. 6’3 senior Jensen Clifford will be the knights go to scorer with his ability to score in multiple ways.
- Clearfield: The Falcons have been the Region 1 doormat for the past few seasons. Junior guard Boston Allen will need to be a more consistent scorer for the Falcons this season. A sixth place finish will be a huge accomplishment for Clearfield as they look to not finish last for the third straight
- Mountain Crest: The Mustangs are a mystery to most people. Mountain Crest lost a majority of their senior class to newly opened Ridgeline High School. The Mustangs will have many players that have never played on the varsity level. A finish higher than 7th would be a huge success this season.