Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. This year 28 of 29 4A coaches submitted votes.

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

4A Boys Basketball All-State Team

4A MVP

Sam Merrill, Bountiful, Sr., 6-4, Guard — 15.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 7.3 apg, 2.1 spg

4A First Team

Dalton Nixon, Orem, Sr., 6-8, Forward — 20.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg

Alec Monson, Olympus, Sr., 6-5, Forward — 21.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg

Zac Seljaas, Bountiful, Jr., 6-7, Forward — 18.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.7 spg

Brekkott Chapman, Roy, Sr., 6-9, Forward — 16.7 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.8 spg

Jake Lindsey, Olympus, Jr., 6-5, Guard — 18.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.7 spg

Shad Watson, Box Elder, Sr., 6-2, Guard — 20.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 spg


Sam Merrill, Bountiful

4A MVP

Senior, 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @iluvgordy5

2013-2014 statistics

15.9 point per game

4.4 rebounds per game

7.3 assists per game (1st in 4A)

2.1 steals per game (6th in 4A)

Season high

23 points vs. Orem on March 8 (4A championship)

Opposing coach scouting report

“Outstanding point guard. Very composed and tough when the game is on the line. Makes big shots when needed and really knows how to find his teammates. Great leader. Big reason why they had the season they had and took over when needed in state tourney title run.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A First Team

Player Note

Signed with Utah State


Dalton Nixon, Orem

4A First Team

Senior, 6-8, Forward

Twitter: @dnixon33

2013-2014 statistics

20.2 point per game (3rd in 4A)

8.9 rebounds per game (1st in 4A)

1.7 assists per game

1.1 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. Chaparral, Ariz. on Dec. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Dalton Nixon was our most difficult matchup of the season. He can knock down a deep 3-point shot and punish you on the low post. His unique blend of size, strength, athleticism and skill made him a near unstoppable force in high school basketball. As a four-year starter and 4A state tournament MVP as a sophomore, Dalton will go down as having possibly the greatest basketball career in the long history of Orem High School.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A First Team

2012 — 4A First Team

Player Note

Signed with BYU


Alec Monson, Olympus

4A First Team

Senior, 6-5, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

21.8 point per game (1st in 4A)

8.3 rebounds per game (3rd in 4A)

2.3 assists per game

1.2 steals per game

Season high

31 points vs. Murray on Jan. 21.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Alec really blossomed this year as a senior. He was a good player last year, but he was virtually unguardable this year as a senior. He can shoot the 3, penetrate with both hands, and post up smaller players. Everyone's first decision when playing Olympus this year was who was going to guard Monson, and there was seemingly never a good option. He also displayed great poise and leadership this year. You could tell that he knew he was the best player on the floor and wanted the ball in his hands whenever Olympus had a key offensive possession.”


Zac Seljaas, Bountiful

4A First Team

Junior, 6-7, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

18.6 point per game (5th in 4A)

6.1 rebounds per game

3.6 assists per game (9th in 4A)

1.7 steals per game

Season high

33 points vs. Judge on Feb. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“With his size, length and skill, Zac is virtually impossible to match up with. He also is one of the more versatile players I have seen at the high school level as he can guard post and perimeter players equally well. You pretty much have to hope he just has an off-night when you play against him as his ability to create his own shot is a special talent as well.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A Second Team

Player Note

Verbally committed to BYU

Brekkott Chapman, Roy

4A First Team

Senior, 6-9, Forward

Twitter: @BrekkottChapman

2013-2014 statistics

16.7 point per game (9th in 4A)

8.9 rebounds per game (2nd in 4A)

2.0 assists per game

1.8 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. Box Elder on Feb. 26.

Opposing coach scouting report

“At 6-9 and a wing span of about 7 feet, Brekkott was unstoppable down low. You can’t let him catch the ball in the low post. He is a great rebounder, especially on the offense glass. If he missed his shot, there was a pretty good chance he would get his own rebound. Add his guard skills and he was extremely versatile. He can beat you off the dribble or pull up and shoot over you. He has good range from 20 feet; you have to challenge his outside shoot. He is a force down low and a challenge on the wing, very difficult to guard. Brekkott improved year after year, especially on his outside game. Not to mention he is the top defender in the region with good shoot-blocking skills and excellent anticipation. It will be fun to watch him play at Utah and not against us.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A First Team

2012 — 4A Honorable Mention

Player Note

Signed with Utah

Jake Lindsey, Olympus

4A First Team

Junior, 6-4, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

18.5 point per game (6th in 4A)

6.4 rebounds per game

4.8 assists per game (4th in 4A)

1.7 steals per game

Season high

31 vs. Mountain View on Jan. 24.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jake Lindsey's skill level is only topped by his grit and determination. Simply put, he is a winner. His size and athleticism along with his ballhandling skills causes nightmares for opposing coaches. He finishes at the rim with either hand and if you are able to take that away, he is willing to kick one out to an open teammate. He is at his best when the game is on the line snaring an offensive rebounding or making a clutch 3. He has an awesome court presence and is never rattled or taken out of his game.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A Honorable Mention

Shad Watson, Box Elder

4A First Team

Senior, 6-2, Guard

Twitter: @ShadWat1

2013-2014 statistics

20.7 point per game (2nd in 4A)

3.6 rebounds per game

1.9 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

42 vs. Ogden on Feb. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Shad Watson has been a dominant scoring force in Region 5 and the entire state of Utah in his four-year career at Box Elder. He has a scorer's mentality not many players have. Shad can make highly contested 3-point shots and drive to the basket when overpursued. He has been one of the hardest kids to prepare for every year. Shad always represented his school with honor not only as a player but as a person."

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A Second Team

2012 — 4A Second Team

4A Second Team

Quinn Peters, Orem, Sr., 6-4, Guard — 13.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 6.3 apg, 2.0 spg

Max Schreiner, Springville, Sr., 6-4, Forward — 15.8 ppg

Tyler Brimhall, Logan, Jr., 6-4, Guard — 17.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg

Jake Connor, Highland, Sr., 6-3, Guard — 15.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 apg

Cooper Holt, Orem, Sr., 6-4, Guard — 15.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.0 spg

Sunday Owda, Kearns, Sr., 6-3, Forward — 13.8 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg

Quinn Peters, Orem

4A Second Team

Senior, 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @QuinnyThePooh3

2013-2014 statistics

13.0 point per game

4.7 rebounds per game

6.3 assists per game (2nd in 4A)

2.0 steals per game (10th in 4A)

Season high

20 points vs. Springville on March 7 (4A semifinals)

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very tough. Competitive player. Great leader for his team. Makes big shots and really gets his teammates involved. Great decision-maker. Very important in their tourney run.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A Honorable Mention


Max Schreiner, Springville

4A Second Team

Senior, 6-4, Forward

Twitter: @Max_Schreiner15

2013-2014 statistics

15.8 point per game

Season high

28 vs. Westlake on Dec. 6.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Probably the best all-around player in Region 8. Schreiner's length and strength created many tough matchups. His ability to crash the class and stretch the floor when needed with clutch shooting made him an invaluable part of his team. There were games when he refused to let his team lose. His demeanor on the court and off make him a great example of what a student-athlete should be.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A Honorable Mention


Tyler Brimhall, Logan

4A Second Team

Junior, 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @Tbrim_24

2013-2014 statistics

17.1 point per game (8th in 4A)

5.4 rebounds per game

1.8 assists per game

2.0 steals per game

Season high

30 vs. Morgan on Nov. 27.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Tyler is the type of player you must center a scouting report around. If you're going to have success against Logan, you must figure out a way to control Brimhall. That was much easier said than done. His basketball IQ is extremely high and he's able to score in a myriad ways. I have great respect for his game.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 4A Second Team

Jake Connor, Highland

4A Second Team

Senior, 6-3, Guard

Twitter: @jconnor04

2013-2014 statistics

15.1 point per game

3.9 rebounds per game

1.4 assists per game

Season high

27 points vs. Kearns on Jan. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jake is a tough-minded player who doesn't mind the difficult shots in pressure situations. (In fact I think he kind of relished it.) He was an aggressive defender who likes the physical play. A great fit for Highland's defense-first style. He was a good leader for the Rams and we will miss his competitive spirit.”

Cooper Holt, Orem

4A Second Team

Senior, 6-4, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

15.6 point per game

4.3 rebounds per game

1.7 assists per game

1.0 steals per game

Season high

26 points vs. Lone Peak on Dec. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“His scoring numbers this year showed that you couldn't try and guard Cooper as just a shooter. He put great pressure on defenses this season by fearlessly attacking the basket off of the dribble. He has very good length and can finish at the rim or get to the free-throw line. But you can't play off of him, because he can still hit the 3.”


Sunday Owda, Kearns

4A Second Team

Senior, 6-3, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

13.8 point per game

7.4 rebounds per game (6th in 4A)

1.4 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. East on Jan. 14.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Sunday is a long, athletic player who was not afraid to do the tough things that helped his team win. A great defender who loved to compete, he sets great screens, rebounds well for his size and seemed to be a pass-first guy on a shot-hungry team. We thought he displayed a very rounded game for a young player.”


4A Third Team

Ryan Warner, Mountain View, Jr., 5-11, Guard — 13.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.4 spg

Jeff Pollard, Bountiful, Jr., 6-8, Forward — 9.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Ryan Pauley, Judge, Sr., 6-6, Forward — 13.0 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg

Spencer Conrad, Mountain View, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 11.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.8 spg

Gavin Baxter, Timpview, So., 6-6, Forward — 11.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg

Hayes Hall, Spanish Fork, Sr., 6-2, Guard — 16.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.5 apg


Ryan Warner, Mountain View

4A Third Team

Junior, 5-11, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

13.8 point per game

2.3 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

2.4 steals per game (3rd in 4A)

Season high

27 vs. Olympus on Jan. 24.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Ryan is a complete ballplayer who is very difficult to guard. He's quick, an excellent ballhandler, and can penetrate well both ways. He can finish at the basket despite his size but also has a good floater that keeps defenders guessing. He's also an excellent shooter who you have to guard a step behind the arc. And, finally, he runs well and gets out in transition. Overall, the best player on a well-balanced Mountain View team that was extremely hard to guard individually and collectively.”


Jeff Pollard, Bountiful

4A Third Team

Junior, 6-8, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

9.5 point per game

7.6 rebounds per game (4th in 4A)

Season high

22 vs. East on Jan. 17

Opposing coach scouting report

“Strong post player who plays his role to perfection. Much-improved shooter to 15 feet and excellent offensive and defensive rebounder. Perhaps the key to Bountiful’s defense is his ability to protect the basket so that his teammates can gamble on the perimeter. He sets great screens to free up Bountiful’s shooters and is a very capable scorer inside when he has to be.”

Ryan Pauley, Judge Memorial

4A Third Team

Senior, 6-6, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

13.0 point per game

5.9 rebounds per game

3.0 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

29 points vs. Hillcrest on Dec. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“One of the best all-around players in the state. 6-5 post with point guard skills. Good shooter who must be guarded out to 3-point range and good off the bounce. His best skill might be his passing ability. The kind of player every coach loves to have because he makes everyone who plays with him better.”

Player Note

Committed to Air Force

Spencer Conrad, Mountain View

4A Third Team

Senior, 6-1, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

11.9 point per game

3.2 rebounds per game

2.9 assists per game

1.8 steals per game

Season high

22 points vs. Olympus on Feb. 18 and Corner Canyon on Jan. 31.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Spencer Conrad is a fierce competitor. He is a tremendous defender and uses his speed to create pressure and havoc at the defensive end of the floor. Offensively he is a pure shooter and creates his opportunities by setting up his man with great cuts and movement. He'll take the big shot and never quits on a play or his teammates.”


Gavin Baxter, Timpview

4A Third Team

Sophomore, 6-6, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

11.4 point per game

6.2 rebounds per game

Season high

22 vs. Kearns on Dec. 30

Opposing coach scouting report

"Gavin is an exceptional basketball player, especially considering that he is only a sophomore. Some of Gavin's best qualities are his basic fundamentals. He has very good footwork, can dribble with both hands, has great post moves, and can shoot from the perimeter. At 6 foot 7, this makes him a real threat anywhere on the court. Gavin is also an exceptional athlete and shot blocker and has great body control. The next two years should be very good for Timpview with Gavin as their anchor.”

Hayes Hall, Spanish Fork

4A Third Team

Senior, 6-2, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

16.5 point per game (10th in 4A)

3.8 rebounds per game

1.5 assists per game

Season high

29 points vs. Provo on Feb. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Hayes is a fantastic scorer. He really stretches the floor with his range, but will also get to the basket and draw fouls, and is an excellent free-throw shooter. He doesn't get rattled and rarely makes mistakes on the floor.”


4A Honorable Mention

Dacraeon Vines, Kearns, Sr., 6-3, Guard

Henry Morris, Highland, Sr., 6-4, Forward

Britain Covey, Timpview, Jr., 5-10, Guard

Bushmen Ebet, Kearns, Jr., 6-2, Guard

Mitch Grant, East, Sr., 6-4, Forward

Zach Facemyer, Timpanogos, Sr., 6-1, Guard

Jaxton Andersen, Logan, Jr., 6-4, Forward

Jordan Bleak, Bountiful, Sr., 6-0, Guard

Riley Corbin, Timpview, Sr., 6-2, Guard

Alex Meldrum, Skyline, Jr., 5-11, Guard

Chase Deboer, Roy, Sr., 6-3, Guard

Tanner Riley, Judge, Sr., 6-2, Guard