Note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches votes. This year 24 of 26 4A coaches submitted votes. For a complete breakdown of the voting, see the associated graphic.

4A MVP

Jalen Moore, Sky View, Sr., 6-7, Forward – 21.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.2 spg

4A First Team

Brekkott Chapman, Roy, Jr., 6-8, Center – 19.0 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.9 spg

Tyler Crosbie, Mountain Crest, Sr., 6-1, Guard – 17.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 3.2 spg

Zach Hunsaker, Orem, Sr., 6-2, Guard – 15.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.3 apg, 2.6 spg

Sam Merrill, Bountiful, Jr., 6-4, Guard – 18.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 5.3 apg, 2.1 spg

Dalton Nixon, Orem, Jr., 6-7, Forward – 17.5 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg

Parker Van Dyke, East, Sr., 6-3, Guard – 24.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.7 spg

4A Second Team

Tyler Brimhall, Logan, Soph., 6-3, Guard – 12.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Faimafili Laulu-Pututau, Mountain Crest, Sr., 6-5, Forward – 14.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg

David Maynard, Herriman, Soph., 6-4, Guard – 17.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.4 spg

Ty Nielsen, Sky View, Sr., 6-3, Guard – 15.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.4 spg

Zach Seljaas, Bountiful, Soph., 6-6, Guard – 15.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.3 spg

Shad Watson, Box Elder, Jr., 6-2, Guard – 23.4 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.7 spg

4A Third Team

Nate Aland, Murray, Sr., 6-10, Center – 14.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg

Zavon Jackson, Westlake, Sr., 6-5, Guard – 15.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.1 apg, 2.0 spg

Jaren Jones, Olympus, Sr., 6-5, Forward – 12.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg

Bradley Kitchen, Springville, Sr., 6-2, Guard – 15.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.2 spg

Alejandro Llamas, Salem Hills, Sr., 6-1, Guard – 16.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg

Dax Raymond, Timpview, Sr., 6-5, Forward – 12.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg

4A Honorable Mention

Matt Dewey, Sky View, Sr., 6-5, F

David Divver, Highland, Sr., 5-10, G

Luke Falk, Logan, Sr., 6-4, F

Adam Finch, Provo, Sr., 5-10, G

David Hadley, Roy, Sr., 6-3, G

Eddy Hall, Mountain Crest, Sr., 5-9, G

Tanner Knowles, Mountain Crest, Sr., 6-3, F

Jake Lindsey, Olympus, Soph., 6-5, G

Quinn Peters, Orem, Jr., 6-2, G

Mason Rich, Bonneville, Sr., 6-6, C

Taylor Roy, Timpview, Sr., 6-3, F

Max Schreiner, Springville, Jr., 6-4, F

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Jalen Moore, Sky View, 4A MVP

Senior, 6-7, Forward

Twitter: @JalenMoore14

2012-2013 statistics

21.6 point per game (3rd in 4A)

7.0 rebounds per game (11th in 4A)

2.4 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

29 points at Roy on Jan. 30 and at Bonneville on Jan. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“By far the best athlete in Region 5 and maybe in the state that creates a mismatch for his team night in and night out. He has the ability to create off the dribble and score with pull-up jumpers from the outside. When he plays above the rim it's fun to watch and hard to play against with the momentum he gives his team. He has grown so much as a player and as an individual in the last two years. He is a good kid that truly understand the meaning of being a good teammate. He is a game time player that wants the ball in his hands when it counts. There is no doubt he put in time this past summer to getting better and not relying on his athletic ability. Utah State is getting a 6-foot-7 guard that can do it all. When he gets stronger at the next level it will be fun to watch what he will do.”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A second team

Note

Signed with Utah State

Sam Merrill, Bountiful, 4A First Team

Junior, 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @iluvgordy5

2012-2013 statistics

18.3 point per game (5th in 4A)

6.6 rebounds per game (12th in 4A)

5.3 assists per game (3rd in 4A)

2.1 steals per game (6th in 4A)

Season high

35 points vs. Sky View on March 1

Opposing coach scouting report

“Sam Merrill is the kind of player you would love to have on your team. He does some of everything. He's a great scorer off the bounce with the ability to pull up and knock down shots or get to the rim and finish. If you give him space, he'll hit 3s over the top of you. Scoring is only one area in which he excels. He also makes plays for his teammates and is a great rebounder from the guard spot. A great competitor with a killer instinct, he makes everyone around him better and is a matchup problem every night.”

Note

Verbally committed to Utah State

Parker Van Dyke, East, 4A First Team

Senior, 6-3, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

24.6 point per game (1st in 4A)

5.3 rebounds per game

4.0 assists per game (7th in 4A)

1.7 steals per game

Season high

41 points vs. American Fork on Dec. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Toughest guy to defend one-on-one in the classification. He used to have a predictability weakness off the dribble that could be exploited — but not so much this year. He has become a much more complete player and is rebounding better than he ever has. His ability to score has always made him who he is as a player and is the greatest asset he takes with him to the next level. I wish him well! And will miss the battles we've had over the last four years.”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A first team

2011 — 4A honorable mention

Note

Signed with University of Utah

Brekkott Chapman, Roy, 4A First Team

Junior, 6-8, Center

Twitter: @BrekkottChapman

2012-2013 statistics

19.0 point per game (4th in 4A)

8.6 rebounds per game (2nd in 4A)

1.2 assists per game

1.9 steals per game (10th in 4A)

Season high

30 points at Granger on Dec. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Brekkott has the ability to score inside and out. Very often he demands a double team or at least the attention of more than one player on defense. His speed is deceiving and with his long strides many will look and feel like they are running with him but soon find they are trailing behind.”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A honorable mention

Dalton Nixon, Orem, 4A First Team

Junior, 6-7, Forward

Twitter: @dnixon33

2012-2013 statistics

17.5 point per game (7th in 4A)

8.2 rebounds per game (3rd in 4A)

1.7 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

28 points vs. Foothill, Nev. on Dec. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very physical. A tough matchup because he is so strong in the post and yet has a great long-range game too. He runs the floor well and gets a lot of easy baskets because of it. He jumps well. He rebounds well. And you have got to block him out. I really like his feel for the game.”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A first team

Note

Verbally committed to BYU

Tyler Crosbie, Mountain Crest, 4A First Team

Senior, 6-1, Guard

Twitter: @TYLERCROSBIE0

2012-2013 statistics

17.4 point per game (8th in 4A)

3.5 rebounds per game

3.2 assists per game (14th in 4A)

3.2 steals per game (1st in 4A)

Season high

36 points at Syracuse on Dec. 12.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Smartest player we go against in our region that has improved his game every year. He has knack for the ball and always ends up with steals at the right time for his team while staying out of foul trouble. He is extremely explosive off the dribble and finishes at the rim even when he gets fouled. He is a great shooter that can hit big shots when the game is on the line. He has been MC's most consistent player the last two years with their back-to-back Region 5 titles. You can tell his teammates have a ton of respect for his work ethic and dedication to the game.

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A third team

Zach Hunsaker, Orem, 4A First Team

Senior, 6-2, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

15.0 point per game (14th in 4A)

3.5 rebounds per game

4.3 assists per game (6th in 4A)

2.6 steals per game (3rd in 4A)

Season high

22 points vs. Mountain View on Jan. 18 and vs. Wasatch on Dec. 20.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Zach is a great all-around player. He does everything for his team to win: passes, scores, rebounds and is a leader on the floor. He goes both right and left and has an extremely quick jump shot off the dribble. You can't leave him alone. He will make any open shot. He does a great job at getting the rest of his teammates involved. In a close game he will have the ball in his hands to make a play. ”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A MVP

Ty Nielsen, Sky View, 4A Second Team

Senior, 6-3, Guard

Twitter: @TyNielsen3

2012-2013 statistics

15.4 point per game (12th in 4A)

5.3 rebounds per game

1.5 assists per game

1.4 steals per game

Season high

30 points vs. Riverton on Dec. 31

Opposing coach scouting report

“Ty Nielsen is one of the most underrated, versatile players I’ve ever coached against. He was a huge reason Sky View had the success (it) did. As I prepared a scouting report for the Bobcats, we spent a lot of time on Ty. It was a difficult task. He rebounds so well, can score in multiple ways, and is a tenacious competitor. I’m a big Ty Nielsen fan.”

Faimafili Laulu-Pututau, Mountain Crest, 4A Second Team

Senior, 6-5, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

14.5 point per game

7.5 rebounds per game (7th in 4A)

3.2 assists per game (15th in 4A)

1.2 steals per game

Season high

23 points vs. Ogden on Dec. 5.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Faimafili Laulu-Pututau was one of the most competitive young men I’ve had an opportunity to coach against. Whenever we played them we had to be prepared for him on the glass. He was a relentless offensive rebounder, and a great finisher underneath as well as on the break. He was a great asset to Mountain Crest’s success and was part of a group that had been together for a long time.”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A first team

Note

Signed to play football at BYU

Zach Seljaas, Bountiful, 4A Second Team

Sophomore, 6-6, Guard

Twitter: @air_lars1

2012-2013 statistics

15.3 point per game (13th in 4A)

4.3 rebounds per game

3.2 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

29 points vs. Denver East, Colo. on Dec. 6.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Zach was a player who we always had to be aware of both offensively and defensively. Offensively, he could score from the perimeter and in the post so he was a difficult cover. Defensively, his length and tenacity was a big component of Bountiful's success this year. Bugs me that he is only a sophomore. I don't need two more years of having to compete against him. ”

Shad Watson, Box Elder, 4A Second Team

Junior, 6-2, Guard

Twitter: @ShadWat1

2012-2013 statistics

23.4 point per game (2nd in 4A)

4.1 rebounds per game

2.0 assists per game

1.7 steals per game

Season high

40 points at Bear River on Dec. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Shad Watson is scary good. He’s a guy we had to keep track of at all times, everywhere on the floor. Our whole focus defensively against Box Elder was to always be touching Shad. He always had to be accounted for. The problem is, he has unlimited range. Winning is of utmost importance to him. He’s a fierce competitor.”

Past all-state honors

2012 — 4A second team

Photo credit: Marsha Sparks

Tyler Brimhall, Logan, 4A Second Team

Sophomore, 6-3, Guard

Twitter: @tbrim24

2012-2013 statistics

12.9 point per game

3.1 rebounds per game

0.7 assists per game

0.8 steals per game

Season high

31 points vs. Park City on Jan. 2.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Tyler is a very good shooter. He can create problems for the other team even if he doesn't have the ball because most times defenders are instructed to guard him and not help when other players are penetrating. ”

David Maynard, Herriman, 4A Second Team

Sophomore, 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @DMayallday5

2012-2013 statistics

17.7 point per game (6th in 4A)

5.9 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

1.4 steals per game

Season high

28 points vs. Westlake on Jan. 11 and vs. Hillcrest on Feb. 25.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very good scorer, especially for (a) sophomore. Good catch and shooter from 3 or mid-range. Going to be a tough player for two more years. Glad I don't play him anymore”

Bradley Kitchen, Springville, 4A Third Team

Senior, 6-2, Guard

Twitter: @callmesteve14

2012-2013 statistics

15.8 point per game (10th in 4A)

5.6 rebounds per game

2.9 assists per game

2.2 steals per game (5th in 4A)

Season high

24 points at Timpview on Feb. 15.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Bradley Kitchen is a player every coach would love to have. His basketball IQ is his strength and he has no weakness to his game. He is a great leader who made his teammates better. Tough player who is willing to take the big shots for his team. ”

Jaren Jones, Olympus, 4A Third Team

Senior, 6-5, Forward

Twitter: @bigjern20

2012-2013 statistics

12.9 point per game

5.3 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

2.0 steals per game (9th in 4A)

Season high

23 at Alta on Dec. 4 and vs. Herriman on Jan. 18.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jaren was the MVP of our region and had a tremendous season. He is a difficult matchup because of his ability to shoot the 3 and still do most of his damage in the paint. He has a special ability to finish at the rim with contact. Had to of led the league in and-one opportunities. Jaren was excellent on ball in Olympus’ press and is a very versatile defender.”

Nathan Aland, Murray, 4A Third Team

Senior, 6-10, Center

2012-2013 statistics

14.1 point per game

8.0 rebounds per game (4th in 4A)

0.6 assists per game

0.5 steals per game

Season high

25 points at Herriman on Jan. 25.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Nate is very good getting to his favorite spots on the floor and very efficient catching and shooting before a double can reach him. He is a very good finisher when he catches the ball on the right block and when we force a miss he is terrific with his size, getting the rebound off his misses. A good pressure free-throw shooter.”

Dax Raymond, Timpview, 4A Third Team

Senior, 6-5, Forward

Twitter: @daxeybear

2012-2013 statistics

12.7 point per game

6.1 rebounds per game (15th in 4A)

1.5 assists per game

1.0 steals per game

Season high

20 at Mountain View on Jan. 29.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Dax is obviously one of the best all-around athletes in the state. His athleticism and competitiveness made him effective at both ends of the floor. He has a motor that doesn't stop and in my opinion was the key player to Timpview's successful season.”

Note

Signed to play football at Utah State

Alejandro Llamas, Salem Hills, 4A Third Team

Senior, 6-1, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

16.5 point per game (9th in 4A)

2.1 rebounds per game

3.5 assists per game (9th in 4A)

1.2 steals per game

Season high

39 points at Wasatch on Dec. 6.

Opposing coach scouting report

“I called him the Dalai Lama because he leads the show in Salem Hills. Sick ball-handling skills, both left- and right-handed. Will shoot it anywhere inside of half court.”

Photo credit: Todd Phillips

Zavon Jackson, Westlake, 4A Third Team

Senior, 6-5, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

15.7 point per game (11th in 4A)

5.1 rebounds per game

5.1 assists per game (4th in 4A)

2.0 steals per game (8th in 4A)

Season high

26 points at Dixie on Dec. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Zavon is a unique player to prepare for because of his skill set. With his size and strength you want to play him one way, but his rare ball handling and passing ability made you defend him like a point guard. He is outstanding at reading ball screens and using pass fakes to find open teammates. You are always worried in the fourth quarter against him, because he gets more aggressive and is impossible to keep from penetrating and scoring with his size.”

Note

2012 — 4A honorable mention

Photo credit: David Mineer Sr.