For a brand new varsity boys basketball player, there isn’t a tougher test in Idaho than Rocky Mountain High School. Just ask Idaho Falls junior Cooper Peterson.

Hillcrest senior Trey Johnson blocks a shot from Rigby senior Jacob Madsen Wednesday at Rigby High School. To view and purchase photos from our extended gallery, visit Pat Sutphin /

Ryon Pope, South Fremont The South Fremont High School boys basketball team had just suffered a heartbreaking 36-30 overtime to loss to rival Shelley in the 3A District 6 tournament title game.

Scott Adams, Firth High School There was little doubt who had the most talented team in the state at the 2A level. Molding that talent into a state champion wasn’t as easy.

Justin Jones, Rigby Elliott Anderson might have left Rigby in 1988, but the shadow of Idaho’s all-time winningest coach — he won seven titles with the Trojans — still looms over the program.

First team Jacob Bailey, Blackfoot, 5-10, sr., G Camron Hammond, South Fremont, Ht., sr., G Kelvin Krosch, Mackay, 6-5, jr., P Darryl Simons, Shelley, 6-2, jr., G Blake Skidmore, West Jefferson, 6-0, jr., G