All-region basketball MVP Sudweeks helped guide Panthers to Region 9 crown

Pine View guard Jared Sudweeks (far right) prepares to take a shot against Salem Hills, St. George, Utah, Feb. 22, 2019 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Junior guard Jared Sudweeks of Pine View High has been named Region 9’s most valuable basketball player, as chosen by the region’s coaches. Sudweeks heads a list of more than two dozen Region 9 players selected for all-region honors.

Pine View guard Jared Sudweeks takes a shot against Salem Hills, St. George, Utah, Feb. 22, 2019 | File photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Sudweeks helped guide the Panthers to a 10-2 record during the regular season, culminating with the region title and a No. 1 seed in the 4A playoffs. Pine View won its opening-round game at home against Salem Hills on Feb. 22, but lost in the quarterfinals to Bonneville in Cedar City the following week, thereby finishing with a 14-9 overall record.

Pine View head coach Ryan Eves had high praise for Sudweeks, who averaged 11.5 points per game this season.

“Jared is the definition of hard work,” Eves told St. George News. “He has spent countless hours in the gym getting better and working on his game. He made 69 3’s this year and that was with every team’s best defender on him.”

Eves added he was proud of Sudweeks and his teammates for their leadership and the way they played as a team.

“Not very often do you have a team where the players are excited for each other’s successes and truly enjoy being around each other,” he said. “That was a huge reason they were able to be so successful.”

All five of Pine View’s starters are underclassmen, so the Panthers are expected to contend for the region title again next year.

Region 9 all-region boys basketball team, 2018-19

Jared Sudweeks, Pine View

First team all-region

  • Jared Koller, Pine View

    The Panthers’ Connor Brooksby takes it up against Dixie’s Hayden Cottle, St. George, Utah, Feb. 6, 2019 | File photo by David Larson, St. George News
  • Michael Moore, Pine View
  • Hayden Cottle, Dixie
  • Nic Roundy, Dixie
  • Bryce Thomas, Hurricane
  • Parker Holmes, Canyon View

Second team all-region

  • Taiven Shepherd, Pine View
  • Ryan Hopper, Pine View
  • Jordan Mathews, Dixie
  • Noah Lemke, Dixie
  • Mathew Myers, Hurricane
  • Mason Lyman, Canyon View
  • Mason Chase, Desert Hills
  • Joey Robertson, Snow Canyon
  • Zab Santana, Cedar

Honorable mention, all-region

  • Connor Brooksby, Pine View
  • Derek Wallace, Dixie
  • Dom Scott, Hurricane
  • Dallan Davis, Hurricane
  • Dallyn Brindley, Canyon View
  • Trevor Farrow, Canyon View
  • Trevin Lindstrom, Desert Hills
  • Carson Thornton, Desert Hills
  • Cole Warner, Snow Canyon
  • Jake Dunkley, Snow Canyon
  • Treyton Tebbs, Cedar
  • Tanner Eyre, Cedar

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