5A is loaded with talent and here is the Prep Hoops All-Tournament Team for the 5A prospects. MVP: Jaxon Johnson Jaxon Johnson 6'8" | SF Alta | 2024 State #256 Nation UT || Alta High School || Jaxon Johnson Jaxon…
5A is loaded with talent and here is the Prep Hoops All-Tournament Team for the 5A prospects.
MVP: Jaxon Johnson Jaxon Johnson 6'8" | SF Alta | 2024 State #256 Nation UT || Alta High School ||
Jaxon Johnson Jaxon Johnson 6'8" | SF Alta | 2024 State #256 Nation UT had a stellar playoff run where he was able to showcase his versatile talent that has college coaches locally hopping they can keep him close to home. Jaxon was shooting the ball from deep with ease. His high release made it impossible at times for players to contest when he had space. His improvement off the bounce was on display as well as he attacked the rim and many times made his way to the free-throw line where excels. Jaxon plays defense with his feet first but he also contest shots and can get out on the break quickly when the ball changes possessions.
Ace Reiser Ace Reiser 6'0" | PG Alta | 2024 State UT || Alta High School ||
Ace had a very memorable playoff run as he came up clutch many times when his team needed him. His ability to control the ball and dribble it and handle it like it is on a string is what separates him from a lot of PG’s. This playoff run he showcased two aspects of his game that are not talked about enough and that is his ability to separate from his defender on moves to the basket and his shooting ability. Whit his shooting from deep it takes a little bit more time to develop but he is always able to get shots off and he hot some big shots. Driving to the basket attacking the rim and getting in lanes was important to get others looks around him.
Anthony Felesi Anthony Felesi 6'5" | CG Orem | 2026 State UT || Orem High School ||
The #1 player in the Class of 2026 really came to play as he was shooting the ball exceptionally well and that opened up other parts of his game. He has developed that shot and his mid-range floaters and shots have also blossomed late in the playoffs as well. He has a bright future ahead. He might be among the top scoring players in the state next year.
James Rust James Rust 6'5" | CG Timpview | 2023 State UT || Timpview High School ||
James Rust James Rust 6'5" | CG Timpview | 2023 State UT plays with so much energy and so much motor as he left it all on the floor during this run. He was hitting big shots from deep and one of the best things we saw from James inthe playoffs was his attacking and slashing to the hoop. With some stout defense James played a superb tournament as he can exit the high school scene with his head held up high as he played at an elite level on both ends of the floor.
Carter Doleac Carter Doleac 6'8" | PF Alta | 2024 State UT || Alta High School ||
Slow and steady wins the race and that is somewhat of the style that carter displayed in the playoffs. Not so much slow but steady. Carter waited for the game to come to him, he was patient in the dunker/short corner spot and he cleaned everything up. His activity on the glass was unreal as he racked up many offensive rebounds that just demoralized defenses and it wore them out. In the Championship game he was ready and he was a finisher for sure.