OGDEN — The state's best basketball talent from the 4A and 5A classifications will be be on display during the state tournament this week.

Lone Peak High School is getting all of the national attention, but that doesn't mean there aren't terrific athletes and college commits playing in the state of Utah that will be competing in this week's 4A and 5A tournaments.

Among the players that will play in 4A and 5A tournaments this week are four future BYU Cougars, two Utah Utes and two Utah State Aggies. All are leaders of their respective teams and will do their best to put their teams on top of the Beehive State basketball pedestal.

Here are twelve of the top players who are battling for title this week.

Nick Emery

Height: 6-2

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

School: Lone Peak

Emery is arguably the state's top player and led Lone Peak to state titles in each of the last two seasons. The BYU signee averages 18.8 points per game this year for the Knights and has proven to be a shutdown perimeter defender.

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Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Class: Junior

School: Roy

Chapman exploded on the recruiting scene in the offseason and leads Roy into the playoffs. He averages 19.9 points per game and is one of the most athletic players in the state.

Dayon Goodman




Height: 6-8

Position: Forward

Class: Senior

School: Kearns

Goodman is one of the most accomplished post players in the state and leads Kearns with his 19.5 points per game average.

TJ Haws

Height: 6-4

Position: Guard

Class: Junior

School: Lone Peak

Haws was the 5A playoff MVP last season and could very well be again this year. The BYU commit averages 17.5 point and 4.4 assists per game.

Zach Hunsaker

Height: 6-2

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

School: Orem

Hunsaker runs the show for the defending 4A state champs and is one of the most accomplished point guards in the state. He averages 14.9 points and 4.5 assists per game.

The video below is of a game-winner Hunsaker hit against Mountain View on Feb. 14, 2012.

Sam Merrill

Height: 6-4

Position: Guard

Class: Junior

School: Bountiful

Merrill does it all for the Braves averaging 17.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists on the year. He committed to Utah State over the offseason.

Eric Mika

Height: 6-10

Position: Center

Class: Senior

School: Lone Peak

Mika has made a huge impact for the Knights this season and averages 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. The BYU signee has proven to be a very physical and athletic presence inside on both ends of the court.


Brandon Miller

Height: 6-2

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

School: Brighton

Miller showed very strong in last year's playoffs and that has continued into this season. The Utah signee averages 19.4 points per game on the year.

Jalen Moore



Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

Class: Senior

School: Sky View

Moore is one of the most exciting players in the state with his superior athleticism. The future Utah State Aggie averages 21.3 points per game.

This video was taken on Dec. 27, 2012 in an 18-point loss vs. East High School.

Dalton Nixon

Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

Class: Junior

School: Orem

Nixon burst onto the scene last year and was the 4A playoff MVP during Orem's championship run. The BYU commit averages 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season.



Hayden Schenck

Height: 6-3

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

School: Weber

Schenck went down with injury during last year's tournament and hopes to lead Weber to a deep run this year. Schenck leads the state in scoring at 25.9 points per game and averages 6.1 assists.


Parker Van Dyke

Height: 6-3

Position: Guard

Class: Senior

School: East

Van Dyke averages 25.7 points per game and four assists. The future Utah Ute is a threat from anywhere on the court and possesses one of the top mid-range jumpers in the state.