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Prep basketball: What is the best basketball school in the state right now?

Published January 24, 2017 9:12 am
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As the final month of the regular season approaches, which school offers the most bang-for-your-buck under one roof? The Tribune calculated the combined winning percentage from the total overall record of every boys' and girls' basketball programs to discover which school currently offers the best product on any given night.

Emery, which collectively is 29-2 (.935 winning percentage), is currently the best basketball school in the state. Wasatch Academy is second, with an overall record of 23-3, though it does require stating the girls' are only 6-0, while the boys' are 17-3.

Copper Hills (27-5), Panguitch (25-5) and Sky View (23-5) rounded out the top five basketball schools in the state.

Overall, 22 different schools are winning more than 70 percent of their total boys' and girls' basketball games.

Here is a breakdown per class of the best basketball schools right now:

Class 5A

1. Copper Hills: 27-5

2. Sky View: 23-5

3. Viewmont: 23-6

4. American Fork: 24-8

5. Pleasant Grove: 21-8

Class 4A

1. Mountain View: 22-6

2. Timpview: 20-6

3. Woods Cross: 22-7

4. Box Elder: 20-8

5. Springville and Wasatch: 20-10

Class 3A

1. Juan Diego: 23-6

2. Desert Hills: 24-7

3. Grantsville: 26-9

4. Ridgeline: 20-8

5. Dixie: 22-9

Class 2A

1. Emery: 29-2

2. Wasatch Academy: 23-3

3. North Summit: 24-7

4. Enterprise: 21-10

5. San Juan: 19-10

Class 1A

1. Panguitch: 25-5

2. Wayne: 23-8

3. Bryce Valley: 23-9

4. Monticello: 20-8

5. St. Joseph: 17-8






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