Here are the top boys basketball players in Utah Valley in 2018-19:
Player of the Year: Tanner Cuff, Sr. G, American Fork
Set the tone for the talented Cavemen with his pass-first mentality (averaged 5.4 assists per game) while making key plays throughout the season on defense (team leader in steals) and on offense (16.2 points per game).
Offensive MVP: Matt Norman, Sr. G, Timpanogos
Talented scorer who could knock down shots (52 made 3-pointers) and get in the lane (20.4 points per game) while also playing tough defense.
Defensive MVP: Matt Van Komen, Sr. C, Pleasant Grove
Easily the most feared inside presence in the state as his 7-foot-4 frame allowed him to cover a lot of ground around the basket, blocking dozens of shots and affecting countless more.
Coach of the Year: Ryan Cuff, American Fork
Took a group of talented individuals and molded them into a cohesive unit that played its best basketball at the most important time of the season.
Trey Stewart, Sr. G, American Fork
Dynamic athlete who could get hot from long range or explode to the basket (14.8 points per game)
Isaac Johnson, Sr. C, American Fork
Potent post player with great range and shooting touch (18.7 points per game) while also protecting the rim and clearing the boards (8.1 rebounds per game).
Hayden Franson, Sr. F, American Fork
Versatile inside-outside competitor who opened up the floor with his shooting (27 made 3-pointers) but was also willing to make the tough plays inside (11.7 points per game)
Casey Brown, Sr. G, Pleasant Grove
Quick, creative scorer who could knock down jumpers, drive into the paint or make floaters or hook shots (17.4 points per game)
Kawika Akina, Sr. G, Pleasant Grove
Crafty, quick ballhandler with excellent court vision (3.4 assists per game) and a sweet stroke from long range (20 made 3-pointers) even after being limited due to injury.
Kael Mikkelsen, Jr. F, Pleasant Grove
Glue guy who would hustle after loose balls (2.4 steals per game), get big rebounds, take and make big shots and always made the team better.
Trevon Snoddy, Jr. F, Skyridge
Electric scorer who overcame not being the tallest player with decision-making and effort (20.1 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game).
Taft Mitchell, Jr. G, Orem
Explosive rising star who shouldered the scoring load, scoring in a variety of ways (20 points per game) while being a pesky defender (1.9 steals per game).
Ike Richards, Sr. F, Orem
Tough interior force who never backed down from a challenge at either end of the court (14.4 points per game, 8.5 rebounds per game).
Logan Sorensen, Sr. F, Payson
Incredibly athletic and gifted ball player who piled on the points (22.5 points per game) while distributing the ball (3 assists per game) and leading his team on the glass (5.8 rebounds per game).
Jared McGregor, Sr. G, Westlake
One of the most deadeye shooters in the state (75 made 3-pointers) who also played hard-nosed defense and set the tone for his team.
Jaxon Pollard, Sr. F, Lone Peak
A top-notch competitor who fought through injuries and was a difference-maker at both ends, scoring in bunches (15.1 points per game) and getting rebounds (8.6 boards per game).
Noah Smithson, Sr. G, Lone Peak
A lethal bomber from long range (72 made 3-pointers) who could shoot his team into games while forcing defenses to always be aware of his presence.
Nate Hansen, Sr. G, Timpview
Impressive leader who raised the level of play on a young team with his diligence and ability, not to mention his scoring (23.7 points per game).
Kevin Winsor, Sr. G, Lehi
A smooth shooter (77 made 3-pointers) who shouldered the scoring load (21.6 points per game) and played aggressive defense.