All right, Larry. Region nine hoops tonight. We've got a triple header. Desert Hills is hosting Snow Canyon on ESPN 97.7, Cedar is at Dixie on 590 KSUB and the Hurricane Tigers are in The Pit taking on Pine View.

We caught up with a few Panthers last night.

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Coach Patrick Amico

"Yeah. It has a totally different meaning after last night you know first got to give credit to Coach Murdock and the guys different groups and they did a great job and everything was a tough one.

So now we got to be ready. Hurricane, you talk about a guy doing a great job Coach Stout over there and they are peaking right now. They're playing their best basketball at the end of the year.

And of course, it's a night where we get them. So and they're going to have some revenge on their mind. Cayleb Jackman's back. He's an elite shot blocker, he's a great rebounder. So it's going to be tough.

And hopefully at home we can knock down some shots and hit some free throws and come out with the win.

Griffen Shepherd on getting to 1000 points

It was awesome. I mean, like always been. I mean, Nash also has a thousand. Yeah it's like nice because like when I had off nights he would be scoring more and like, we just pick up for each other.

Nash Schroeder on playing with Shepherd

"Yeah, it's been awesome. We've been playing together since eighth grade and I don't think we get to a thousand points without each other. So it's definitely a pretty cool that we both have a thousand points."


Jordan Roberts Makes History


"Alright Larry let's do it! A change needs to be made to the single season Mount Rushmore at UHSAA headquarters

Points - Rusty Price, North Rich High 1978

Rebounds - Barry Gardner, Dugway High 1975

Blocks - Shawn Bradley, Emery High 1990

Assists - Jordan Roberts, Dixie High 2024

Roberts had 13 assists against Desert Hills last night to break the record. According to my count he's right around 277 assists. The previous record was 266.

Congratulations Jordan and Kyle and Logan, and Damon and Breckon, and Tyson and everybody else who contributed to this awesome record!"

Preview transcript:

"Alright Larry let's Dixie at Desert Hills let's sell the matchup

Desert Hills has won 4 straight games and is playing their best basketball of the year

Eli Allred's scored 61 points in his last two games

Jackson Holman is back! Most accurate 3 point shooter in region and he 

Desert Hills hasn't lost a region game at home all year!

And the other the best team in the state and who's trying to be the first team to go undefeated in region 9 since...the Dixie Flyers did it in 2018. Should be fun we'll see you at the Thunderdome!


"Tomorrow night, Jordan Roberts of the Dixie Flyers needs 3 assists to break the all time single season assists record currently held by the great Rylen Jones. Utah high school basketball.

Roberts is averaging 12 assists per game. We did the math. 12 assists per game in a 32 minute high school game is equivalent to 18 assists per game in an 48 minute nba game. Who has the all time NBA single season assists per game record? Basketball John. 14.5 assists per game in 1989. Jordan is out-assisting Stockton!

Who has the college record per game? Avery Johnson at Southern University 13 assists per game in 40 minute college game. Roberts would be at 15 in a 40 minute game he is out assisting the all time college guy.

He's leading the country in assists per game. 

And he's on the verge of breaking the all time state record tomorrow night on ESPN 97.7 at the Thunderdome. And they should give him a standing ovation even though it's on the road. This is remarkable."


 Utah Hoops Pyramid of Success

Let's go...

We're honoring five basketball players from the Beehive State in our weekly pyramid based on who had the best weekend.

Let's start with the bottom tier...


Mason Falslev - Utah State

Falslev is one of my favorites because he's a 4A alum from Sky View. He went off against Boise State and scored 25 points and made a few threes. Falslev is all hustle on defense and is fun in transition. I look forward to watching the Aggies come tournament time.

Nizhoni Dominguez - Hurricane Lady Tigers

Domingues had 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Lady Tigers win against Crimson Cliffs. Nizhoni has scored in double figures in three straight games for Hurricane.

John Collins - Utah Jazz

Collins was arguably the Jazz best player against the Suns. Efficient game knock down shooter etc.


Kyle Lemke - Dixie Flyers

Nobody can stop Lemke. He gets the lobs, he gets to his spots, he can beat you over the top with a hook shot. I don't know how teams are going to play him in the playoffs but I'm guessing he'll be shooting a lot of free throws.

Olivia Hamlin - Snow Canyon Lady Warriors

The best player in the state? I think it's close. She had 34 last Thursday and a million steals. She is a one person full-court press. Rick Pitino would love to have her on his team.


Jaylen Searles - Utah Tech

Searles had a career night for the Trailblazers and what a game to have it. Cal Baptist is third in the WAC and a rival of Utah Tech. Searles went off and he is this week's King of Utah Hoops.

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