Note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches votes. This year 18 of 31 1A coaches submitted votes. For a complete breakdown of the voting, see the associated graphic.

Note: For a more in-depth look at all of the first-, second- and third-teamers, including a scouting report comment from an opposing coach, click here.

1A MVP

Braxton Syrett, Bryce Valley, Sr., 6-1, Guard – 23.1 ppg

1A First Team

Tyce Barney, Panguitch, Jr., 6-3, Forward – 21.9 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 spg

Jake Duncan, Monticello, Sr., 6-4, Forward – 11.5 ppg

Hunter Mecham, Bryce Valley, Sr., 6-1, Forward – 12.8 ppg

Duce Namazi, Layton Christian, Sr., 5-11, Guard – 13.4 ppg

McKade Nielsen, Duchesne, Sr., 6-2, Forward – 12.8 ppg

Ty Rees, Wayne, Sr., 5-8, Guard – 24.4 ppg

1A Second Team

John Acree, Rich, Sr., 6-0, Forward – 14.1 ppg

Skyler Argyle, Rich, Jr., 6-3, Center — 10.1 ppg

Tyler Dalton, Piute, Sr., 5-11, Guard – 18.6 ppg

McKay Jarman, Rich, Jr., 6-3, Forward – 12.2 ppg

Kaden Moon, Duchesne, Sr., 5-9, Guard – 8.8 ppg

Demont Nay, Tabiona, Jr., 5-10, Guard – 17.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg

1A Third Team

Josh Hanberg, Duchesne, Sr., 5-8, Guard – 8.5 ppg

Colby Spencer, Valley, Sr., 5-8, Guard – 14.3 ppg

Gunnar Hollingsworth, Monticello, Sr., 5-11, Forward – 10.6 ppg

Dalan Bennett, Panguitch, Sr., 6-3, Forward – 16.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.9 spg

Klint Gardiner, Legacy Prep, Sr., 6-5, Center – 12.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.8 spg

Trent Roberts, Duchesne, Jr., 6-1, Center – 10.3 ppg

1A Honorable Mention

Austin Groll, Rich, Sr., 5-10, Guard

McKade Holman, Tintic, Sr., 6-6, Center

Jake Hardy, Pinnacle, Sr., 5-11, Guard

Logan LeFevre, Bryce Valley, Sr., 6-4, Center

Travis Green, Tintic, Sr., 6-3, Forward

Austin Maloy, Monticello, Jr., 6-0, Guard

Braxton Spencer, Duchesne, Jr., 5-11, Guard

Monte Clyde, Tabiona, Sr., 6-0, Guard

Zach Paige, ICS, Sr., Guard

James Trujillo, Wendover, 5-10, Jr., Guard

Kix Roundy, Bryce Valley, Fr., 6-3, Forward

Nick Gruet, St. Joseph, Fr., 6-0, Guard

Josiah Brannon, Bryce Valley, Jr., 5-11, Forward

Taje Richardson, Pinnacle, Sr., 5-10, Guard

Braxton Syrett, Bryce Valley, 1A MVP
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 6-1, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

23.1 points per game

Season high

43 vs. Piute on Dec. 22.

Opposing coach scouting report

“First word that comes to mind is 'winner.' Braxton is the most fierce competitor that I have ever coached against. Great speed, unlimited range and great free-throw shooter. Braxton can take a game over. Very deserving of MVP honors.”

Past all-state honors

2012 – 1A first team

McKade Nielsen, Duchesne, 1A First Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 6-2, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

12.8 points per game

Season high

21 vs. Tabiona on Jan. 4 and vs. Altamont on Feb. 22

Opposing coach scouting report

“Great athlete, team leader, excellent rebounder, good shooter from 15 feet and in, defends other team's best player.”

Jake Duncan, Monticello, 1A First Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 6-4, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

11.5 points per game

Season high

23 points vs. Monument Valley on Feb. 15.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jake was a very tough player to defend. He is very versatile. He can play with his back to the basket, play on the perimeter or finish on the fast break. Jake also worked really well from the high post. If the defender backed off of him he would knock down the shot. If the defender got too close to him he would drive around them. He also passed from the high post well and set his teammates up for open shots. Jake is a very strong player that also rebounded very well.”

Past all-state honors

2012 – 1A third team

Tyce Barney, Panguitch, 1A First Team
Photo credit: Ranse Savage

Junior, 6-3, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

21.9 points per game

7.6 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

1.8 steals per game

Season high

35 vs. Bryce Valley on Feb. 5

Opposing coach scouting report

“Keep him off the block; you need to box him out. Even if you do not get the rebound, do not let him get the board. He is an effective 3-point shooter. He is a competitor and wants to win at all costs.”

Past all-state honors

2012 – 1A first team

Hunter Mecham, Bryce Valley, 1A First Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 6-1, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

12.8 points per game

Season high

31 vs. Pinnacle on Feb. 27

Opposing coach scouting report

“Point guard for the Bryce Valley Mustangs. Had lots of weapons on his team, and he did a fantastic job keeping all of them happy and involved. Had a great state tournament, showed that he has great range on his 3-point shot.”

Duce Namazi, Layton Christian, 1A First Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 5-11, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

13.4 point per game

Season high

24 points vs. Legacy Prep on Feb. 19.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Namazi was without a doubt the leader of Layton Christian. He can go left and right and will take you off the dribble. He made his teammates better and gave them the ball in a position where they can be effective. Without Namazi, Layton Christian does not win region; he is that valuable to that team.”

Ty Rees, Wayne, 1A First Team

Senior, 5-8, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

24.4 points per game

Season high

44 points vs. Escalante on Feb. 1

Opposing coach scouting report

“As Ty plays, so do the other kids on his team. Their scoring evolves — everything around Ty. You need to pick him up at half court. They use several screens to get him open. He constantly is at the foul line. Ty is Wayne's team.”

Past all-state honors

2012 – 2A first team

Demont Nay, Tabiona, 1A Second Team
Photo credit: Wendy Strebel

Junior, 5-10, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

17.0 points per game

3.8 rebounds per game

3.6 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

28 points vs. Monticello on Feb. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Great shooter from anywhere on the floor. Team leader, good ball handler, makes his teammates better. Deny him the ball.”

Past all-state honors

2012 – 1A third team

John Acree, Rich, 1A Second Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 6-0, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

14.1 points per game

Season high

19 points in three different games

Opposing coach scouting report

“John is a very tough player. He plays really well with his back to the basket. He also shoots well from 15 feet and in. I feel like he was the heart and soul of Rich's team. When he played well, Rich played their best basketball. He rebounds very well and was very hard to keep off of the offensive boards. John is a very unselfish and hard-working player that I would assume will be very tough to replace next year.”

Skyler Argyle, Rich, 1A Second Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Junior, 6-3, Center

2012-2013 statistics

10.1 points per game

Season high

18 points vs. Bryce Valley on March 1.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Skyler has improved his toughness and intensity this year. He has become a beast around the basket. Good offensive rebounder, improved range on his shot and a very good interior passer. He runs the floor and puts a lot of pressure on any big man defending him. It's hard to come off him to help on penetration or weak-side help because he is a very efficient finisher.”

Kaden Moon, Duchesne, 1A Second Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 5-9, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

8.8 points per game

Season high

19 vs. Piute on Dec. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kaden is a very good basketball player. He is a 'do it all' type of player. He can score off of a fast break, drive to hole and score, or pull up and hit the 3-point basket. I feel like he is the player that really made Duchesne click. I think the best part of Kaden's game was on the defensive end. He was the best guard defender that we faced all year. Duchesne could stick him on the other team's best player and pretty much take that player out of the equation. I feel like Kaden made an already good defensive team become a great defensive team.”

Tyler Dalton, Piute, 1A Second Team

Senior, 5-11, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

18.6 points per game

Season high

28 points vs. Escalante on Feb. 14.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Force him to use his left hand; he is most effective going right. He has great 3-point range. You need to stop his penetration. Do not get baited into fouling him on the dribble drive. He is their team leader in energy and emotion.”

McKay Jarman, Rich, 1A Second Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Junior, 6-3, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

12.2 points per game

Season high

26 points at Duchesne on Jan. 19.

Opposing coach scouting report

“McKay presents a tough match-up problem for most teams. He can shoot it from the 3-point line as well as mid-range, and he is really good around the basket. He runs the floor very well, so most bigs have a hard time keeping up with him in transition or guarding him on the perimeter. If a smaller player is defending him, he has the ability to post them down low. Any game plan must focus on McKay.”

Past all-state honors

2012 – 1A honorable mention

Josh Hanberg, Duchesne, 1A Third Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 5-8, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

8.5 points per game

Season high

22 at Tintic on Jan. 12.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Great shooter, good defender, team leader. Makes teammates better. Lets his play do his talking. Contest every shot he shoots.”

Colby Spencer, Valley, 1A Third Team
Photo credit: Kori Spencer

Senior, 5-8, Guard

2012-2013 statistics

14.3 points per game

Season high

33 points vs. Diamond Ranch on Dec. 20.

Opposing coach scouting report

“One word sums up Colby, and that is 'relentless.' He really never stops. He was the point guard for Valley and led his team to possibly the biggest upset in recent tournament history with their first round win over LCA. Always encouraging his teammates to compete, he is a very positive kid and great leader.”

Gunnar Hollingsworth, Monticello, 1A Third Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 5-11, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

10.6 points per game

Season high

24 points vs. Cortez, Colo. on Dec. 15.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Gunnar was a very key player for Monticello. It seems like he could have played any position one through five for Monticello. Gunnar was. at best, 6 feet tall, and he played more like he was 6-foot-4 or 6-foot-5. He played much bigger than he is. Gunnar also jumps very well. He rebounds and blocks shots as well as anyone in 1A, which is also very impressive considering his height. I feel like Gunnar was the player that made Monticello a complete team and very tough to beat.”

Dalan Bennett, Panguitch, 1A Third Team
Photo credit: Ranse Savage

Senior, 6-3, Forward

2012-2013 statistics

16.4 points per game

6.4 rebounds per game

1.3 assists per game

1.9 steals per game

Season high

25 vs. Bryce valley on Feb. 23.

Opposing coach scouting report

“‪Dalan has been a great ambassador for Panguitch for the last four years. He is a strong competitor who was the glue for a strong Bobcat team. The thing I think of most is, every time we traveled to Panguitch, Dalan was always in the gym when we arrived shooting. He showed is commitment to being a winner when he had the presence of mind to make a full-court pass with no time on the clock in the region championship to an open teammate under the basket to push the game into the second overtime. Most high school students would have gotten the rebound and thrown a Hail Mary, not understanding how much time they had to get the ball down the floor. Our scouting report for Dalan is that he was the best shooter on the floor this year. He really made an effort to be physical and do the extra things besides shoot the ball. I have enjoyed competing against Dalan. He is an awesome young man on and off the court. “

Past all-state honors

2012 – 1A honorable mention

Klint Gardiner, Legacy Prep, 1A Third Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Senior, 6-5, Center

2012-2013 statistics

12.5 points per game

5.9 rebounds per game

1.4 assists per game

1.8 steals per game

Season high

25 vs. St. Joseph on Jan. 4 and at Oakley on Feb. 8.

Opposing coach scouting report

“A big man with a soft touch. Can play inside and out. He is very long and gave us fits defensively. Extremely difficult to get much inside when Klint was in the game. Appeared to understand the game very well.”

Trent Roberts, Duchesne, 1A Third Team
Photo credit: Gary Czenkus

Junior, 6-1, Center

2012-2013 statistics

10.3 points per game

Season high

23 vs. Summit Academy on Jan. 5.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Trent was the best post-up player in the 1A classification this year, in my opinion. He is very strong and physical. He worked hard to get into position to get the ball and was very hard to stop when he got it. He has great post moves and finished well at the basket. He also ran the floor really well and finished well off of the fast break. Trent seemed to have great work ethic and plays the game the right way.”