Posted On: 01/25/18 9:29 AM
With the season coming to a conclusion, it is time for the Mr. Basketball candidates for 6A. At this point, 5 individuals have set themselves apart due to their strong play and their team’s success.
With that said, the competition is far from over. There are multiple prospects who have been having solid years that will play key roles for their teams if they are able to make a run in the state tournament.
Top 5 Mr. Basketball Candidates
Steven Ashworth 6’1 PG 2018 Lone Peak
Ashworth is one of the most efficient players in the state. He is a capable shooter who executes extremely well. His ability to manage the tempo and create shots for his teammates is second to none. While Lone Peak has plenty of talent, his skill sets make his teammates better and put them in positions where they are able to be successful.
Matt Van Komen 7’4 C 2019 Pleasant Grove
Often times, the thought is if you are tall enough, you can play college basketball. While that might be true in some cases, Van Komen is more than just a long body. He is extremely skilled and is constantly improving. The big man has solid footwork on the block and is a magnet for rebounds. Further, his size and mobility enable him to protect the paint defensively.
Isaac Johnson 6’10 PF/C 2019 American Fork
Another long prospect who is more than just size. Johnson is a knockdown shooter who has improved his overall game. He is a capable scorer from an array of spots on the court. American Fork has struggled in big games this season. However, they are battle tested and bring one of the best players in the state into every game. This group will make noise come the postseason.
Sinai Enoch 6’0 PG/SG 2018 West Jordan
Enoch has been one of the most surprising prospects in the state. He was on our watch list prior to the season starting, and he has done more than enough to keep us watching. His ability to score the basketball has made him a huge threat for West Jordan. Further, if they are able to continue their solid play, his improvements will play a huge part in West Jordan winning their region.
Josh Sanders 6’3 PG/SG 2018 Davis
Sanders is one of the best shooters in the state. He is more than just a knockdown catch and shoot guy. He is capable of taking his defender off of the dribble and stopping on a dime to create separation and shooting space. Davis is in a tough battle in their region, and they will need Sanders to continue his strong play in order to pull out the tough wins that are needed.
Other Mr. Basketball Candidates
Anel Alagic 6’3 SF Granger 2018
Trevon Allfrey 6’6 PF Copper Hills 2019
Journey Baba 6’2 SG Kearns 2018
Richie Saunders 6’4 SG Riverton 2020
Chantry Ross 5’10 PG Lone Peak 2018
Brock Gilbert 5’8 PG Syracuse 2018
Dallin Hall 6’2 PG Fremont 2020
Darrian Nebeker 6’5 SF/PF West Jordan 2018