Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the all-state teams are based on coaches' votes. This year 18 of 22 3A 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.

3A First Team

3A MVP

Garren Miles, Morgan, Sr., 6-3, Guard — 15.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.8 spg

3A First Team

Kordan Nielson, Cedar, Sr., 6-0, Guard — 18.6 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.4 spg

Daniel Reno, Payson, Sr., 6-4, Guard — 19.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.6 spg

Dustin Staggs, Cedar, Sr., 6-8, Center — 14.4 ppg, 9.6 rpg

Matt Murdock, Morgan, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 7.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 5.3 apg, 3.2 spg

Nate Gottfredson, Snow Canyon, Sr., 6-7, Center — 14.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.0 apg

Gabe Colosimo, Juan Diego, Jr., 6-1, Guard — 20.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.7 apg, 3.6 spg

Garren Miles, Morgan
The Spectrum & Daily News

3A MVP

Senior, 6-3, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

15.7 point per game (8th in 3A)

2.6 rebounds per game

2.1 assists per game

1.8 steals per game

Season high

31 points vs. Hunter on Dec. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“He was one of the best shooters in 3A this year. Not only could he makes 3s, but his mid-range game was deadly. Combine his shooting ability with his tendency to guard the opposing team's best player made him one of the best all-around players we faced.”

Player Note

Cousin of last year’s 3A MVP for Morgan, Jake Miles

Kordan Nielson, Cedar

3A First Team

Senior, 6-0, Guard

Twitter: @shortyN_10

2013-2014 statistics

18.6 point per game (5th in 3A)

3.7 rebounds per game

2.6 assists per game

1.4 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. Pine View on Feb. 7

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kordie was the caption of Cedar's ship. He is very intelligent and can score in multiple ways. His best asset is handling the ball in tight games and making the right decisions. He is one of the best to finish free throws down the stretch of games.”

Daniel Reno, Payson
Courtesy Payson High

3A First Team

Senior, 6-4, Guard

Twitter: @danielkreno

2013-2014 statistics

19.2 point per game (4th in 3A)

4.5 rebounds per game

1.6 assists per game

1.6 steals per game

Season high

29 points vs. Viewmont on Dec. 21

Opposing coach scouting report

“He is a tough matchup. He has deep range that makes you come out and guard him and the athleticism to beat you off the bounce and he finished really well around the basket. Being able to get to the rim with his size and toughness, he gets to the free-throw line and he is a good shooter. He is a very unselfish player and looks to make his teammates better.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Third team

Dustin Staggs, Cedar

3A First Team

Senior, 6-8, Forward

Twitter: @DStaggs33

2013-2014 statistics

14.4 point per game

9.6 rebounds per game (4th in 3A)

Season high

25 points vs. Desert Hills on Jan. 29

Opposing coach scouting report

“Dustin Staggs is one of those players that can take his team to the next level because he can rebound, play shutdown post defense, run the floor and score. He is tough to stop when he gets his jump hook and junction jump shot going. He definitely can change the game when he is in rhythm."

Past all-state honors

2013 — Second team


Matt Murdock, Morgan

3A First Team

Senior, 6-1, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

7.9 point per game

3.2 rebounds per game

5.3 assists per game (1st in 3A)

3.2 steals per game (2nd in 3A)

Season high

17 points vs. Bear River on Feb. 27

Opposing coach scouting report

“Murdock is the floor general and player that makes Morgan go. He is excellent at distributing the ball among a talented group and putting them in great positions to score. He is very solid with the ball and is also a very capable shooter. He is a true point guard and it was his toughness, leadership and defense that led them to another state championship.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Third team

Nate Gottfredson, Snow Canyon
The Spectrum & Daily News

3A First Team

Senior, 6-7, Center

2013-2014 statistics

14.4 point per game

6.7 rebounds per game (9th in 3A)

1.0 assists per game

Season high

31 points vs. Viewmont on Dec. 19.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Best player on great team. Runs floor very well. Establishes post position on block. Able to turn either shoulder in the post. Very good jump hook with either hand. Very patient with ball. Very good passer if double-teamed. Fifteen-foot range can score off the bounce. Good rebounder and shot blocker.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — First team

Gabe Colosimo, Juan Diego

3A First Team

Junior, 6-1, Guard

Twitter: @jdgipper22

2013-2014 statistics

20.8 point per game (1st in 3A)

3.8 rebounds per game

4.7 assists per game (2nd in 3A)

3.6 steals per game (1st in 3A)

Season high

34 points vs. Spanish Fork on Dec. 31.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Gabe Colosimo is a load to guard. When we played them at our place he didn't shoot it very well and we beat them easily, but at Juan Diego it was a completely different story. He has the ability to shoot the 3 and also has the ability to take it to the hole off the dribble. His ability to shoot, drive and find the open man made him the toughest player to guard in our region.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Second team


3A Second Team

Kody Wilstead, Pine View, Jr., 6-6, Forward — 14.3 ppg, 12.9 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.3 spg

Devin Adams, Grantsville, Sr., 6-4, Forward — 15.3 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 3.1 spg

Parker Lewis, Bear River, Sr., 6-4, Forward — 17.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg

Brandon Willardson, Richfield, Jr., 6-5, Forward — 16.9 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.3 apg

Ben Saunders, Morgan, Sr., 6-3, Forward — 12.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.4 spg

Bosten VanDerVeur, Park City, Jr., 6-1, Guard — 19.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.6 spg

Kody Wilstead, Pine View
The Spectrum & Daily News

3A Second Team

Junior, 6-6, Forward

Twitter: @Wilstead13

2013-2014 statistics

14.3 point per game

12.9 rebounds per game (1st in 3A)

1.7 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

24 points vs. Desert Hills on Feb. 12.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kody Wilstead really became a basketball threat this year instead of just an excellent athlete. He was an animal on the boards and altered how and when you could attack the basket. He has a smooth jump shot, can use the glass, and has developed a good jump hook. He is definitely one of those players you have to game plan around.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Honorable mention

Player Note

Deseret News 2013 3A football MVP


Devin Adams, Grantsville

3A Second Team

Senior, 6-4, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

15.3 point per game (10th in 3A)

5.6 rebounds per game

2.1 assists per game

3.1 steals per game (4th in 3A)

Season high

26 points at Ogden on Dec. 20.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Devin is a workhorse. We felt like Devin was one of the best athletes in the region and a very difficult player to stop because of his ability to outwork you. He is a scorer as much as a pure shooter. He will knock down a 15-footer with confidence but also beat you to a rebound and score on an offensive putback. He is extremely physical and will defend you with tenacity. He was a defensive stopper and made your life miserable if he was assigned to guard you. Overall, Devin was the best player on one of the best teams in 3A. He was just a rugged, physical, athletic player that did not want to lose and made you earn everything you got.”


Parker Lewis, Bear River
Courtesy John Fronk

3A Second Team

Senior, 6-4, Forward

Twitter: @LewisEra14

2013-2014 statistics

17.2 point per game (6th in 3A)

4.7 rebounds per game

1.5 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

32 points vs. Snow Canyon on Dec. 7.

Opposing coach scouting report

“When you played Bear River you had to know where Parker Lewis was. He was very hard to defend. He is a big kid in which you could not defend him with most high school bigs. He was savvy going right or left and finished so well with either hand. You could not give him space, whether it was in the paint or out by the 3. He was also a good rebounder. He hurt us really bad in our first game this year with offensive rebounds. He is a big kid who played really hard. Parker was Utah high school basketball's version of the NBA player, Kevin Love.”


Brandon Willardson, Richfield
Courtesy Richfield High

3A Second Team

Junior, 6-5, Forward

Twitter: @bwilly_21

2013-2014 statistics

16.9 point per game (7th in 3A)

5.7 rebounds per game

2.3 assists per game

Season high

32 points vs. Pine View on Jan. 3.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Brandon Willardson is an outstanding shooter. You have to take away the spot shot, force him to put the ball on the floor. Contest all shots.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Honorable Mention (2A)

Ben Saunders, Morgan

3A Second Team

Senior, 6-3, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

12.0 point per game

3.9 rebounds per game

1.0 assists per game

1.4 steals per game

Season high

21 points vs. Riverton on Dec. 30.

Opposing coach scouting report

“He was a hard matchup for us. He can play both inside and outside, while consistently making mid-range jump shots. His versatility was key to Morgan's dominant season.”

Bosten VanDerVeur, Park City
Park Record

3A Second Team

Junior, 6-1, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

19.6 point per game (3rd in 3A)

5.0 rebounds per game

2.7 assists per game

1.6 steals per game

Season high

31 points vs. Wasatch on Dec. 19

Opposing coach scouting report

“Bosten VanDerVeur is a talented basketball player that caused opposing teams matchup headaches. You have to respect him on the perimeter, but his strength was taking the ball to the hole. Several times we thought we had him stopped, only to see him use his great change of pace to lull us to sleep and then drive by us to the basket. His explosion out of his change-of-pace move made him an extremely hard player to guard.”


3A Third Team

Justin Pollmann, Tooele, Sr., 6-2, Guard — 20.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.7 spg

Quincy Mathews, Desert Hills, Jr., 6-4, Forward — 12.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.6 apg

Josh Clark, Juab, Sr., 6-2, Guard — 15.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.0 spg

Chaz Petersen, Jr. 5-11, Guard — 11.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 4.1 apg

Jacob Frei, Snow Canyon, Jr., 6-0, Guard — 9.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.3 spg

Landon Cornwall, Bear River, Sr., 6-1, Guard — 11.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.5 spg

Justin Pollmann, Tooele
Courtesy Maegan Burr

3A Third Team

Senior, 6-2, Guard

Twitter: @JustinPollmann

2013-2014 statistics

20.1 point per game (2nd in 3A)

5.7 rebounds per game

4.5 assists per game (3rd in 3A)

2.7 steals per game (6th in 3A)

Season high

30 points vs. Stansbury on Feb. 5.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Justin was a very difficult guy for us to guard. He has a very diverse skill set and can beat you in many ways. He can beat you off the dribble, pull up for a soft mid-range jump shot or knock down the 3. His scoring average of over 20 points per game speaks to his ability to beat you night in and night out. He is very competitive and works extremely hard. He is a very athletic player that not only scores but defends and rebounds as well. Justin is a very well-rounded player.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — Third Team

Quincy Mathews, Desert Hills
Courtesy Broc Mathews

3A Third Team

Junior, 6-4, Forward

Twitter: @QuincyMathews

2013-2014 statistics

12.9 point per game

7.9 rebounds per game (6th in 3A)

1.6 assists per game

Season high

21 points vs. Snow Canyon on Feb. 14.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Very hard matchup. Can play inside or outside. Able to shoot 3-point shot or go to block and post up. Very physical and competes on every play. Able to defend every position on the floor. Can create own shot for himself or for teammates. Should be dominant player in Region 9 next year. Must always know where he is at.”

Josh Clark, Juab
Courtesy Liz Bowles

3A Third Team

Senior, 6-2, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

15.6 point per game (9th in 3A)

10.1 rebounds per game (3rd in 3A)

1.6 assists per game

1.0 steals per game

Season high

38 points vs. Parowan on Jan. 2.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Josh Clark is a tough kid. Take away the baseline drop on the block, and force him to shoot the 15-foot jumper. Keep him off the boards.”


Chaz Petersen, Pine View
The Spectrum & Daily News

3A Third Team

Junior, 5-11, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

11.1 point per game

1.8 rebounds per game

4.1 assists per game (4th in 3A)

Season high

27 points at canyon View on Feb. 5.

Opposing coach scouting report

“He is their point guard and does some good things for them. He is quick and handles the ball well in pressure situations. He was one of Pine View's better 3-point shooters and also loves to penetrate. His mid-range shooting is excellent, especially his floaters in the paint.”

Jacob Frei, Snow Canyon
The Spectrum & Daily News

3A Third Team

Junior, 6-0, Guard

Twitter: @freijacob

2013-2014 statistics

9.1 point per game

2.8 rebounds per game

2.5 assists per game

1.3 steals per game

Season high

17 points vs. Canyon View on Jan. 31 & vs. Dixie on Jan. 10.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Jake is a great jump shooter, especially in transition. Great athlete that runs the floor well and has a knack for knowing how to get open. The tough leader for the Warriors that hates to lose. He plays both ends of the floor and never takes a break. Great rebounder and knows how to finish at the rim. You must try to limit his touches or he will make you pay. Isn't afraid to take the game-winning shot.”


Landon Cornwall, Bear River
Courtesy John Fronk

3A Third Team

Senior, 6-1, Guard

Twitter: @Landon_Cornwall

2013-2014 statistics

11.4 point per game

2.6 rebounds per game

3.6 assists per game (7th in 3A)

1.5 steals per game

Season high

34 points vs. Sky View on Nov. 27.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Landon is a natural leader. He is a deadly outside shooter that can also take you off the dribble and make an athletic play inside. He is a great passer and is very poised in clutch situations. Landon led Bear River on offense and defense and was key to their success.”

3A Honorable Mention

Jaylon Steck, Richfield, So., 6-1, Guard

Bridger Streadbeck, Morgan, Jr., 6-3, Forward

Dallin Rowley, Payson, Jr., 5-10, Guard

Devon Arellano, Grantsville, Sr., 5-10, Guard

Hunter Stanford, Morgan, Sr., 6-1, Guard

Tanner Sampson, Snow Canyon, Sr., 5-10, Guard

Hayden Anderson, Snow Canyon, Sr., 6-4, Forward

Tyler Lawrence, Tooele, Jr., 6-2, Guard

Jack Bangerter, Pine View, Sr., 6-0, Guard

Gage Manzione, Stansbury, Jr., 6-2, Guard

Brycen Wood, Payson, Sr., 6-1, Guard

Collin Dowdell, Pine View, Sr., 6-4, Forward