In all reality every player in Utah is a hidden gem but people are starting to see that Utah can produce high quality talent in the middle of the pack. There are kids from Utah that play at the next…
In all reality every player in Utah is a hidden gem but people are starting to see that Utah can produce high quality talent in the middle of the pack. There are kids from Utah that play at the next level that are not highly ranked ever year. Here is a group of players that could turn out to be hidden gems in their respective levels.
#36 PHU || 6’0 PG Tyrese Lacey Tyrese Lacey 5'10" | PG Layton Christian | 2023 State UT || Layton Christian Academy || 2023 ||
A really good PG up north playing at a small private school that has game. Tyrese has speed and a change of pace as he can really keep defenders off balance trying to keep up with him on speed dribbles. He actually has a good controlled handle to go along with that speed. Gets in the lane and he finishes well. Defensively he causes issues as he has a high motor and defensive intensity. He is a good college prospect.
#45 PHU || 6’3 CG Colby Whicker Colby Whicker 6'2" | CG Davis | 2023 State UT || Davis High School || 2023 ||
Unselfish passer that makes the right play because he uses his vision and ability to draw two and kick the ball out. Plays good defense on the ball and he helps his teammates well taking away angles and contesting shots. He is fundamentally sound boxing out and tracking down boards, he has strength and on the break he is strong going left and right.
#64 PHU || 6’4 Griffyn Doughty Griffyn Doughty 6'4" | PG Weber | 2023 State UT || Weber High School || 2023 ||
If you have seen this kid play you will notice that he has all the tools, skills and physical attributes to play at a high level. When he gets looks he can really shoot the ball. He has a good high release and he moves well finding openings. He really benifits from playing with play making guards that can find him in a spot up position because he knocks those down at a high percentage.
#68 PHU || 6’9 C Colby Dean Colby Dean 6'9" | C Pleasant Grove | 2023 State UT || Pleasant Grove High School || 2023 ||
Colby is an underrated big that continues to get better and develop. He still has some room to develop and get better in various aspects of his game but as of right now he has some good skills that his high school and club teams have been able to compliment his game with. He is a good rebounder and he has some good touch around the rim. Nice shot that can continue to develop. Could be a great find for the right school looking for a player that can be effective with his back to the basket.
#92 PHU || 6’2 SG KJ Jenson KJ Jenson 6'0" | SG Bingham | 2023 State UT || Bingham High School || 2023 ||
KJ will be off the radar because he has missed some time but he is a quality guard that can rotate over to a lead guard as he has worked on his strength and handle. Off the ball he needs to work on his speed but this kid can really shoot the ball and he has range. Will be a player that can use that great shooting to help out the rest of his game.