Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

The 4A and 5A state playoffs begin Monday with many top athletes on display. Trimming the list of great players in-state to just 10 players wasn't an easy task, but here are the top 10 players to watch over the course of the 4A and 5A state boys basketball playoffs.

10 Jaden Jackson
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

It's not all about Jordan Loveridge for West Jordan. The 6-foot-2 guard proved to be one of the best players in Utah during the regular season, averaging 16.3 points and 2.4 assists per game.

9 T.J. Haws, Lone Peak
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Haws is without question the top sophomore in the state, helping lead defending 5A champion Lone Peak into the playoffs. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 17.2 points and 2.3 3-pointers per game during the regular season.

8 Parker Van Dyke, East
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Van Dyke leads low-seeded East into the 4A state playoffs. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 24.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game during the regular season.

7 Hayden Schenck, Weber
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Schenck is the best guard out of Region 1, leading Weber into the 5A playoffs. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 19.8 points and five assists during the regular season.

6 Zach Hunsaker, Orem
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The Tigers are the favorites to win it all in 4A and Hunsaker runs the show at the point. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 13.6 points and 2.4 assists per game.

5 Brock Smith, Fremont
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Smith dominates the post for the Silverwolves, who are bidding for an upset as a low seed in the 5A playoffs. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 19.9 points and 10.7 rebounds per game during the regular season.

4 Brandon Miller, Brighton
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Miller is one of the best scorers in the state, leading the Bengals into the 5A playoffs. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 22.9 points per game and 2.8 3-pointer made during the regular season.

3 Marcel Davis, American Fork
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There are a lot of great players for the Cavemen, but Davis is the guy who runs the show. The 6-foot-3 guard runs the point better than anyone in the state and averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 assists per game in the regular season.

2 Nick Emery, Lone Peak
Ravell Call, Deseret News

Emery is certainly one of the top two players in Utah, leading Lone Peak into the 5A playoffs as one of the favorites to win it all. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 22.5 points per game and 3.5 3-point makes.

1 Jordan Loveridge, West Jordan
Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

Loveridge is the premier player in Utah and will lead West Jordan into the 5A state playoffs as the favorites in most minds. The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 22.8 points and 12.6 rebounds per game during the regular season.