The 2013-14 high school boys basketball season began Tuesday with 25 games around the state. To prepare fans for what should be another exciting season, the Deseret News has put together capsules for every team in 3A.

Each coach was invited to participate and submit information. Region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections.

Region 9 Capsules

1. Desert Hills High School

Head Coach: Wade Turley (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 15-7 (2nd in region with an 8-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Wasatch 52-46 in the 3A first round

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Trey Tanner, Sr., Center, 3.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg

Quincy Mathews, Jr., Forward, 4.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 0.9 apg

Taylor Houston, Sr., Forward, 6.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.9 spg

Brycen Williams, Soph., Guard, 4.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.3 spg

Coach Comment: “Our team is optimistic about the upcoming season and the boys are hungry to get back to the state tourney. If things bounce right and we work together as a team, we have the potential to be a very solid team.”

2. Pine View High School

Head Coach: Darrell Larsen (5th year)

2012-2013 Record: 13-9 (4th in region with a 6-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Jack Bangerter, Sr., Guard, 10.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, 2.5 spg

Kody Wilstead, Jr., Forward/Center, 10.7 ppg, 12.5 rpg, 1.2 apg

Chaz Petersen, Jr., Guard, 5.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.3 apg

Coach Comment: “We are returning some key players from last year’s squad added with some new youth. We feel we will be competitive in our always tough region.”

3. Snow Canyon High School

Head Coach: James Brown (13th year)

2012-2013 Record: 16-7 (1st in region with a 10-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Wasatch 66-61 in 3A third-place game

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Nate Gottfredson, Sr., Center, 14.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 1.6 apg

Hayden Anderson, Sr., Forward, 3.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Jacob Frei, Jr., Guard, 4.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.1 spg

Tanner Sampson, Sr., Guard, 1.1 ppg, 0.4 rpg

4. Cedar High School

Head Coach: Craig Cardon (9th year)

2012-2013 Record: 15-9 (3rd in region with a 8-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Morgan 69-57 in the 3A quarterfinals, and lost to Spanish Fork 63-58 in a 3A consolation game

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Dustin Staggs, Sr., Forward, 15.3 ppg, 9.2 rpg

Kordan Nielson, Sr., Guard, 8.6 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 spg

Kyle Wood, Jr., Guard, 0.1 ppg

5. Dixie High School

Head Coach: Ryan Cuff (6th year)

2012-2013 Record: 9-14 (5th in region with a 6-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Judge Memorial 54-40 in the 3A first round

No additional information provided

6. Canyon View High School

Head Coach: Robbie Potter (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 10-13 (6th in region with a 4-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Koy Huxford, Sr., Guard, 3.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Ryan Jensen, Sr., Guard, 1.7 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 0.3 apg

Keaton Kringlen, Jr., Forward, 3.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Brycen Bybee, Sr., Forward, 0.04 ppg, 0.04 rpg

Coach Comments: “I am excited about our group; they work hard and are putting in the time to understand the game. They are a very competitive group who has the desire to take the next step in a region that is always very strong. With only getting four of our seven region teams to the tournament, there are no nights off.”

7. Hurricane High School

Head Coach: Todd Langston (1st year)

2012-2013 Record: 1-19 (7th in region with an 0-12 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

No additional information provided

Region 10 Capsules

1. Morgan High School

Head Coach: Jim Wiscombe (27th year)

2012-2013 Record: 23-2 (1st in region with a 12-0 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Bear River 58-44 in the 3A championship

Returning Starters: 2

Returning Contributors:

Matt Murdock, Sr., Guard, 5.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.2 spg

Bridger Streadbeck, Jr., Center, 5.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 1.2 spg

Ben Saunders, Sr., Guard/Forward, 4.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Garren Miles, Sr., Guard/Forward, 3.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg

Hunter Stanford, Sr., Guard/Forward, 2.2 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.4 apg

Coach Comment: “We are excited to start a new year. After last year’s great ending, we know we have a target on our backs and need to be ready to compete every night. Hopefully we will be able to score the ball without Jake Miles, and defend as well as we did last year. When region play rolls around, we hope to compete in our new region. We do have lots of experience returning, which should be beneficial for the first part of the season. We will have to battle without Matt Murdock at the beginning of the season. The strength of 3A should be in the southern region this year and with the tournament at SUU, we will need to try and compete on their level.”

2. Juan Diego High School

Head Coach: Drew Trost (1st year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-12 (5th in region with a 4-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Gabe Colosimo, Jr., Guard, 18.4 ppg, 4.4 apg

Will Hoffler, Sr., Guard, 5.7 ppg

Jesse Springer, Sr., Guard, 6.1 ppg

Coach Comment: “With a good mix of returning varsity players and young talented players, I expect us to be very competitive this season. Gabe Colosimo is one of the best guards in the state and will lead our team. Seniors Will Hoffler, Jesse Spring, Dominic Colosimo, Wyatt Parking and Cam Hansen are a talented group that also provide a lot of toughness and hustle. I am very excited about the progress this team has made during the offseason and I look forward to a successful season.”

3. Park City High School

Head Coach: Caleb Fine (5th year)

2012-2013 Record: 9-14 (4th in region with a 5-5 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon 77-62 in the 3A first round.

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Bosten Van Der Veur, Jr., Guard, 13.8 ppg, 0.1 rpg, 0.2 apg

Sam Kingdon, Jr., Forward, 6.0 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Reid Marks, Jr., Guard, 6’0”

Tom Wood, Sr., Guard, 2.6 ppg, 0.2 apg

Coach Comments: “My players have worked very hard in the offseason. If we dedicate ourselves to team defense and have movement on offense, we will be a tough team in 3A this year.”

4. Union High School

Head Coach: Jeff Hanke (12th year)

2012-2013 Record: 8-13 (3rd in region with a 6-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Cedar 58-41 in the 3A first round

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Gavin Nielsen, Sr., Guard, 1.9 ppg

Landen Winn, Sr., Forward, 4.7 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Jace Woolstenhulme, Sr., Forward, 2.9 ppg

Coach Comment: “Our five seniors will play as hard as any group in the state. Depending on how fast the juniors and sophomores develop, they will have an impact on this team and they will impact Region 10 play.”

5. Uintah High School

Head Coach: Scott Mansfield (12th year)

2012-2013 Record: 2-19 (6th in region with a 0-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

C.J. Baum, Sr., Forward, 4.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apg

Haden Bunderson, Jr., Guard, 5.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg

Jordan Cushing, Jr., Forward, 3.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Max Mansfield, Jr., Forward, 2.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Coach Comment: “We expect to be very competitive in a well-balanced Region 10. We will be a young team with only two seniors, but lots of depth in our junior class. We like the way our players are responding to the challenge of creating an improved culture here at Uintah.”

Region 11 Capsules

1. Bear River High School

Head Coach: Scott Hunt (1st year)

2012-2013 Record: 18-8 (3rd in region with an 8-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Morgan 58-44 in the 3A championship.

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors:

Nick Hillis, Sr., Center, 6.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Parker Lewis, Sr., Forward, 0.4 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Stetson Summers, Sr., Forward, 1.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Landon Cornwall, Sr., Guard, 1.5 ppg, 0.9 rpg, 1.2 apg

JarDee Nessen, Sr., Guard, 0.1 ppg

Jared Olsen, Sr., Guard, 0.1 ppg, 0.1 rpg

McKade Mitton, Jr., Forward, 0.1 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Coach Comments: “We have an untested but talented team. We have some size but we are inexperienced. Everyone is learning a new system, which may take some time. A very difficult preseason will not lend itself to taking time to figure things out. We need to learn and learn quickly. Everyone seems excited and eager to play and the attitude and enthusiasm is great. We will be a team with very good depth as we have a talented senior and junior class.”

2. Grantsville High School

Head Coach: Chris Baker (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 7-15 (7th in region with a 2-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Devin Adams, Sr., Guard, 12.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.6 spg

Devon Arellano, Sr., Guard, 7.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.2 spg

Jake Riding, Sr., Forward, 1.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Coach Comments: “I am very excited about the upcoming season. We will be very senior loaded with Devin Adams leading the way. He will end being a four-year starter and with the work he and his teammates have put in over the last four years, they are all expecting big things. This will be as talented as a team as we've had in Grantsville in a long time.”

3. Tooele High School

Head Coach: Shawn Faux (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 4-18 (5th in region with a 2-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Justin Pollmann, Sr., Guard, 18.5 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.2 apg

Tyler Lawrence, Jr., Guard, 8.9 ppg, 0.7 rpg

Ace Hymas, Soph., Forward, 1.1 ppg

4. Ben Lomond High School

Head Coach: Ryan Wilcox (5th year)

2012-2013 Record: 15-11 (2nd in region with a 9-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon 67-66 in the 3A quarterfinals

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Corbin Medina, Jr., Guard, 4.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.0 spg

Coach Comments: “This year, we will be young and untested and our success depends on how fast we can learn team defense. Our team will have good shooters and physical post players. Without much experience, we will need players to step in and be leaders on and off the floor. We do not have much size, so we will have to focus on boxing out and work on defensive fundamentals. Competing on every single possession is a goal that we will be striving for this year.”

5. Stansbury High School

Head Coach: Rich Lakin (1st year)

2012-2013 Record: 6-16 (6th in region with a 2-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 4

Returning Contributors:

Gage Manzione, Jr., Forward, 1.0 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.0 apg

Tanner Barton, Sr., Guard/Forward, 3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.5 apg

Taylor Graves, Sr., Guard, 5.0 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg

Thomas Griffith, Sr., Guard, 7.4 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.2 apg

Coach Comment: “We have some great players returning this year. This team will have a new look as compared to previous years. We also have some other great players, (who) are a mix of seniors, juniors and sophomores, that should contribute to the success of this team.”

Region 12 Capsules

1. Payson High School

Head Coach: Dan Lunt (21st year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-13 (2nd in region with an 8-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Bear River 67-60 in the 3A first round

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Daniel Reno, Sr., Guard/Forward, 15.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.3 apg

Brycen Wood, Sr., Guard, 5.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 spg

Dallin Rowley, Jr., Guard, 3.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.7 spg

Mark Wolf, Sr., 2.3 ppg, 2.1 rpg

Coach Comments: “We only had two seniors last year, so we are returning almost everybody from last year’s squad. We are a very good defensive team that can get out and run. We also have a very deep bench.”

2. Richfield High School

Head Coach: Rand Janes (8th year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-9 (3rd in region with a 4-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Gunnison 46-38 in the 2A first round

No additional information provided

3. Juab High School

Head Coach: Jake Downard (2nd year)

2012-2013 Record: 4-15 (6th in region with a 1-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 3

Returning Contributors:

Josh Clark, Sr., Forward, 9.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Jeff Rowley, Sr., Forward, 6.7 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.6 spg

Chance Carlton, Sr., Guard, 2.8 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.4 apg

Coach Comment: “We have a hard working group of kids and have some good experience coming back. Not having to learn a new system this year should create more consistency among the team.”

4. Carbon High School

Head Coach: Jeff Cisneros (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 11-12 (4th in region with a 4-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Morgan 86-49 in the 3A first round

Returning Starters: 0

Returning Contributors:

Zac Hathaway, Sr., Guard, 2.0 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Cole Fossat, Soph., Guard, 1.8 ppg, 0.5 rpg, 0.7 apg

Garrett Blanc, Jr., Guard, 1.2 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Jarod Lessar, Jr., Forward, 0.4 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Coach Comments: “We will be very young this year. We have some great underclassmen that should see a lot of varsity time. Our team will be defined by our scrappy attitude.”

5. North Sanpete High School

Head Coach: Chris Hoopes (3rd year)

2012-2013 Record: 3-16 (5th in region with a 3-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Starters: 1

Returning Contributors:

Kaden Strait, Sr., Forward, 0.3 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Brady Wheeler, Jr., Guard/Forward, 3.7 ppg, 0.1 rpg, 0.1 apg, 0.1 spg

Brandon Lewis, Jr., Guard, 1.7 ppg, 0.1 rpg

Coach Comments: “We are excited about the upcoming season and the potential of our team. Our region will be a competitive, strong region and we look forward to the challenges of the season.”