5A is as strong as it has been in a long time. You have teams with D1 talent all over and some young up and coming players. The difference maker that we are seeinga nd hearing expecially in th pools is that culture matters and the teams with the best winning culture are getting their well deserved respect.
Agree with the pollsters on this as Woods Cross has some players that know how to score. They will be lead by Mason Bendiger,and . These three have some opportunities to win some tough games and make a run. They had a superb year last season and they look to repeat that again. Bountiful is building and this could be a year that they take the next step in their youth movement and rebuild. Bonneville is a well coached team. We have also seen that well coached teams with dudes like that can shoot are always dangerous.
Woods Cross 73%
Box Elder 8%
This is all about culture and everyone knows what Olympus is about. It is next man up and lets hit some three’s and see what happens. Olympus hasand that is likely to next level prospect with that shooting ability. We will see who ends up on the floor with them as they should have some competitive players on the roster. Murray is a scary team especially because they are led by . Chudi is one of the best scorers in the West. is a solid scoring PG that also racks up assist. These two teams will be great matchups and shootouts as Murray looks to knock of Olympus. As for Skyline they look great on paper and have some big time names and if they put it together they could be a problem as well. is that good.
Two teams looking to change the culture and perception of their programs will be very good this year.over at Cottonwood is better than he gets credit for. He is a MM Division 1 prospect right now. Cedar Valley has also been building a new program and this is a great team to get the rolling into the next steps. is a good one player and so is . Payson has some solid players and is good.
Cedar Valley 26%
One of the best regions in the state. Alta has the advantage as they should and the new matchups that will happen will be fun to see as Alta has a new player inthat will take on all the guards at Timpview, Copper Lewis at Lehi and those young hoopers at Orem. is really good and will be a matchup problem. Lehi brings everyone back and they were good last year. Timpview has some really good players in and . Their supporting cast is really good too. Someone mentioned Mountain View in the poll and they only won 5 games last year and although they have some young players they will have another tough year, especially with Orem pulling the young kids they did like and .
Springville could runaway with this region but don’t overlook Wasatch they have some good players. Springville has some young shooters likeand a young big in . this mixture of young and veteran players looks like it will be too much to handle in Region 9.
Salem Hills 10%
Spanish Fork 8%