3A Contenders and Pretenders

High School
Utah

Posted On: 02/14/17 3:03 PM

3A was a one horse race until Desert Hills pulled off a 51-48 upset of Dixie in region play and Pine View beat them as well 60-49. The Flyers are still a lot people’s favorites to repeat as State Champions with a 21-2 record. They have big wins against Spanish Fork, Ridgeline, Viewmont, Kearns and Riverton.

3A Rankings

  1. Desert Hills- The Thunder gave everyone hope with their win over Dixie. Logan Hokanson is going to have to continue to be consistent if the Thunder want to make some noise. They will also need other players to step up.
  2. Juan Diego– The Eagles have a steady PG in Tan Eslliey an athletic big inĀ Steven Price and a handful of weapons off the bench. They have played so great teams this year and are battle ready.
  3. DixieRichard Guymon is a handful, not to mention Kaden Elzy and Sam Stewart. With no more pressure to finish undefeated the Flyers can focus on one game at a time.
  4. Pine View– The double-double machine Trey Farrer is going to need help to get past the teams ranked above them.
  5. Ridgeline– The Fighting Brenchley’s will be a beast in the playoffs. They played Dixie close and beat Juan Diego.

Pretenders

This years 3A State Champion will come out of Region 9 or Region 11. Grantsville has a weak schedule and Region 10 is DOWN! To make matters worse Region 10 is paired up with a down Region 12. It would be a surprise to see any of the teams that represent Region 10 and 12 get passed the 2nd round. Two very important coin flips in Region 9 and 11 will determine some great early match-ups.

BIG TIME GAME

Juan Diego vs. Pine View

A lot of DII and JUCO talent will be on display in Draper, UT Friday night. Trey Farrer of Pine View is definitely a sleeper talent at 6’8 and can flat out score the ball. Juan Diego has Steven Price at 6’6 who has had multiple schools reach out to him as of late. Good luck beating Juan Diego at home Pine View.

Elite 8

Stansbury vs. Desert Hills

Ridgeline vs. Carbon

Dixie vs. Canyon View

Juan Diego vs. Grantsville

Final 4 Out Look

Ridgeline vs. Desert Hills

Juan Diego vs. Dixie

Finals

Juan Diego vs. Desert Hills

Champion

Juan Diego