USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Utah Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Junior Solovi, East (Salt Lake City)
In just his second season, Solovi authored a remarkable turnaround for the Leopards, who had a two-win season as recently as 2014. Last year, East won its first state tournament game since 2008; this season the Leopards went 23-2 and claimed the Class 5A state title.
Player of the Year
Lauren Gustin, F, Salem Hills (Salem), 6-0, Sr.
The state’s Ms. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year, Gustin broke a state record for points per game (29.3) while also leading Utah in rebounding (17.2). Returning to Utah after a state championship season in Arizona, the Idaho commit carried the Skyhawks to a 24-1 season and the Class 4A state title.
Lavender Briggs, F/G, Provo, 6-1, Jr.
The spectacular junior transferred to Provo this past season and posted 25.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.4 steals per contest.
Tahlia White, G, Mountain View (Orem), 6-0, Sr.
The Class 4A First Team All-State pick fired in 23.6 points per game in her final season before joining Brigham Young.
Kemery Martin, G, Corner Canyon (Draper), 6-0, Jr.
The heavily recruited junior averaged 20.9 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals in her first season at Corner Canyon.
Mercedes Staples, G, Viewmont (Bountiful), 5-11, Sr.
A Clemson recruit and a three-time Class 5A All-State selection, Staples recorded 21.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds a night.
Emma Calvert, C, Fremont (Plain City), 6-3, Fr.
Morgan Kane, C, Riverton, 6-2, Sr.
Josie Williams, C, Roy, 6-5, Sr.
Shalyn Fano, F, Timpview (Provo), 6-0, Jr.
Emanuely de Oliveira, G, Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant), 6-0, Sr.