James Edward’s bracket for 2A boys

Here’s Deseret News prep editor James Edward’s best effort at predicting what will happen in the boys 2A basketball state tournament over the next two weekends, beginning this Friday at Orem High School.

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  1. Richard Hansen

    I’ve followed 2A basketball for many years. During the time I helped as an assistant high school varsity coach, I began tracking some of the stats of the eventual state champion. I have found that over the past 16 years there has only been one team in that time that has won the state championship that didn’t have at least three players average in double figures in scoring for the season. They have also had 1 or 2 players that are capable and have had 20 plus points in one or more games during the season that didn’t averaage in double figures over the season.There have been many teams that had two players average double figures in scoring that played for the state championship but lost in the championship game. Right now according to the DesNews scoring stats- only Wasatch Academy has 3 players averaging in double figures in scoring. Maybe Race Parsons scoring average can compensate for the lack of the 3rd scorer– but if a team can put the defensive clamp down on him and make the other players make up for his lack of scoring, they won’t repeat as state champs. It seems as though havaing that 3rd scorer keeps the opponents defense honest and spread out.

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