Utah Premier has had one of the longest and more successful youth programs in the Mountain West and they had themselves a great showing., They ended up winning the Class of 2028 Rocky Mountain Championship. They played fundamentally sound on…
Utah Premier has had one of the longest and more successful youth programs in the Mountain West and they had themselves a great showing., They ended up winning the Class of 2028 Rocky Mountain Championship. They played fundamentally sound on both ends of the floor as they have a team that has a lot of versatility. They are located in the Salt Lake Valley but have players scattered all over Utah.
Coach: Heath Hills
At Utah Premier, we strive to play with tempo and high IQ on offense. Pushing the ball up the court is priority number one with spacing and off ball movement key to the half court offense we run.
Defensively we teach man to man principles with the ability to option to a specialty zone to change the pace and flow of game.
Constant efficient movement is key to both our offense and defense.
#0 5’9 Owen Bagley: Owen is a long wing that brings a lot of versatility to the team. He spreads the floor with his 3-point shooting and knows how to get to the whole and can finish the tough shots.
#1 5’9 G Owen Willes: He takes and makes big shots. He’s an elite three point shooter and loves to get in the passing lane for game changing steals. Owen has really improved on D.
#2 5’4 PG Thomas Sunderland: Tommy is a steady PG that can get his team into the offense, shoot the three, and finish well around the rim.
#3 5’7 PG Tim Hammer: Timmy is consistent shooter, defender, and ball handler that consistently performs for his team. He’s a great decision maker that can be trusted in big moments
#4 6’1 W Stone Tia: Stone is the engine that gets this team going. He’s tall and explosive and is an excellent help or on ball defender. On the offensive side of the ball he overpowers the other team. He sees the floor very well. He’s growing as a player and the sky is the limit!
#5 5’6 G Lincoln Beck: Lincoln is a great on ball defender and play maker. He has a great floater and can finish well at the rim. He’s expanding his range and is becoming a three point threat
#13 6’2 C Cameron Kirchen: Cameron is a strong rebounder and a natural shot blocker. He is developing is post moves and is on his way to becoming a dominant offensive player
#41 5’7 PG DC Aukusitino: DC is patient, smooth, and sees the floor incredibly well. He knows how to get his teammates open and hits them with beautiful passes. He is new to the team and has been a huge boost.
With a 52-10 record Utah Premier is a club that plays a lot of games and they have played against some tough teams
Came up short in the Championship Games at the SLC Big Mountain Jam , Las Vegas Big Foot Hoops Easter Showdown and Boise North West Premier Invitational
Rocky Mountain Showcase Recap
7th Grade Div. 1 Went 5-0, Won our Pool and the Championship Game over a very talented CDE Team 68-61. Who beat us in the championship game the week before in the BMJ.
We win and lose as a team, and focus on learning and growing from each win/loss.
Our 13U National Players focus on being complete players and great teammates. We work hard on man defense principles and expect all of our players to compete with intensity discipline, and accountability on defense.
Our offense is built around consistent movement, seeing the floor, not, just the rim, and always be a threat.
Notes: Utah Premier not only develops good talent they travel well and we hope to see them at a Prep Hoops Next Event soon.