TOP 5 UTAH 4A SCORING LEADERS TO START BASKETBALL SEASON
Some High School squads at the 4A level have played six games, some have played two, but regardless of current preseason records, Basketball season is officially underway and in full swing.
With every 4A team delivering a small sample size of what we can expect, this is a good time to check in on who’s starting the year red hot.
Remember kids, scoring isn’t everything, but it certainly helps win ball games. Let see who’s doing it at the highest level a handful of games into the preseason.
This top 5 list is strictly based upon points per game scoring and NOT a list of current top 5 players or performers.
This list is purely based on PPG, but it can be skewed this early in the season due to the number of games played.
No one on this list has played more than three games, more volume equals more diluted statistics. There are plenty of athletes who have scored more total points behind more games early on.
Check this link via MaxPreps for a complete list of top scorers in the 4A classification:
* Statistics Via MaxPreps and Deseret News
5. Breckon Robinson, Dixie Flyers
Two games, and two dominant victories for the Flyers.
It might be easy to predict a top scorer coming out of DHS after watching the 97-22 beating they handed to Cyprus, but Robinson’s consistency shone through in the 17-point win over Mountain View as well.
Breckon netted 20 points with two triples against the Pirates and went on to lead all scorers in the win over the Bruins with 24 points and 4 three pointers down the hatch.
Robinson also has assisted on 11 baskets, showcasing his true impact.
Robinson is averaging a cool 22 points per game with a 67 percent field goal percentage on 24 shot attempts.
Whether it’s getting to the rim, converting as a 60 percent three-point sniper, or finding the open man, Robinson is primed for a big year.
4. Nash Schroeder, Pine View Panthers
It’s an optimistic time for the Panthers, with some top-notch returning talent. Nash is clearly one of those names.
In two games, the results for Pine View have been split, but Schroeder’s stats have been nothing but overall wins.
In the opening night 2-point loss at Canyon View, Schroeder paced the Panthers with 19 points, 6 boards and 4 assists.
In the winning effort VS Richfield for the Panther’s first win, 62-50, Schroeder would follow it up with 25 points, 2 triples and another 4 assists game.
I know this list is scoring focused but 18 rebounds in two games time is an absurd stat for a scoring guard, demonstrating how valuable Nash will be in multiple aspects of the game.
Schroeder is putting up 22 points per game tying him with Breckon Robinson. If you’re a Flyer fan you can move Nash to fifth if it so suits you.
For the two region 9 guards, it is interesting to note that Breckon has 6 three pointers made and Nash has three, illustrating how two different scoring guards operate.
3. Tanner Davis, Sky View Bobcats
Tanner Davis and the Bobcats are the first team on list with three games, 2 of which have been a Sky View win.
Sky View has bested Bonneville on the road by two, and left Box Elder with a 4-point win. The one loss occurred up in Madison Idaho.
In some clearly close ball games, Davis has come up clutch in the Bobcat wins.
In Both wins, Davis was the game’s leading scorer. Tanner torched the Lakers with 28 points, 3 assists and 4 steals behind 6 made threes. Davis and his encore performance would come in the form of a 33 point, 9 rebound, 4 assists and 4 steal performance against the Bee’s with three deep balls.
The third game was rough sledding for most of Sky View as Davis recorded 11 points in the defeat.
The stats tell you two things with Davis: He can score at an absurd clip, and he’s a threat to force a turnover at any given moment.
Tanner Davis is averaging 24 points per game on 56 percent shooting while drilling ten triples on 67 percent shooting.
2. Jordan Child, Logan Grizzlies
Up in Cache Valley, the Grizzlies are putting 4A on notice. 3 games, 3 wins for LHS.
As the old saying goes: “behind every Logan W is a Jordan Child scoring clinic.” Child has led all scorers in every Logan game this year.
Child handled Mountain View in a 14-point win with 23 points to lead all scorers. He also ripped down 12 boards to boot.
In a twenty-point drubbing in Spanish Fork, it once again Child to lead the way with 31 points and yet another 12-rebound game.
And finally in the closest contest yet, a 55-53-win VS 5A Woods Cross, it was Child with a smooth 24-point game.
Child is averaging 26 Points Per Game, all inside, as he only has one listed three pointer. His 8 boards a game is a high mark on this undefeated Logan team.
1. Owen Mackay, Snow Canyon Warriors
Like Dixie, Snow Canyon has gotten out to a hot 2-0 start with wins over both the Cyprus Pirates and Mountain View.
Like Dixie, they’ve had the help of a top 4A PPG scorer.
Owen Mackay has been the DUDE early on this season as expected.
The slashing Mackay had dropped 20 points with 12 boards against the Pirates in the opening win, which was impressive for sure.
But if you want the type of performance that is worthy of the #1 spot, look no further than Owen’s game against the Bruins.
In the ten-point win, Mackay exploded for 38 points, with 13 rebounds in a dominant effort.
In his scoring pursuits, he’s only hit two threes’ showing that if the deep ball isn’t falling, he has no issue putting it on the floor and getting to the rim.
Mackay’s 25 rebounds in two games are also very noteworthy.
Owen Mackay is averaging 29 PPG on 54 percent shooting to lead all scorers in 4A and will look to continue to pace the field as the season progresses.