The best division one college basketball players in Utah for 2013-14: first team

Jordan Loveridge, sophomore, Utah: Loveridge started all 33 games and was a huge part of the Utes’ return to the post season.  One of his most impressive performances of the season came in a December win over Idaho state when Loveridge finished with 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks.  For the season, Loveridge averaged 14.7 points, seven rebounds and 2.3 assists a game.

Delon Wright, junior, Utah: Wright started all 33 games for the resurgent Utes was the best player for the Utah all season long.  Wright had some remarkable performances on the season including the first game of the year when Wright finished with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting as well as 10 rebounds, seven assists, seven steals and three blocks in a win over Evergreen State.  For the season, Wright earned All-PAC 12 First-team honors after averaging 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists a night.  Wright was also named to the PAC 12 All-defensive team after averaging 2.5 steals and 1.3 blocks a game.

Davion Berry, senior, Weber State: Berry led the Wildcats in scoring, assists and steals on his way to winning the Big Sky Player of the Year award and carrying Weber State to the NCAA tournament.  One of his best games on the season came in a late January win at Northern Arizona when Berry scored 28 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go along with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.  For the season, Berry averaged 19.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.9 assists and one steal a game.

Tyler Haws, junior, BYU: Haws followed up a huge sophomore season with a terrific junior year while helping to lead the Cougars back to the NCAA tournament after a year absence.  His most impressive game of the season came in a January loss at Portland when Haws finished with 48 points on 50 percent shooting from the floor as well as three rebounds and two steals.  For the season, Haws was named WCC Player of the Year after averaging 23.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal a game.

Kyle Collinsworth, sophomore, BYU: in his first season back on the floor, Collinsworth had a great all-around season for the Cougars to earn All-WCC First team honors.  One of his most dominant performances of the season came in the Cougars’ first conference tournament game against Loyola Marymount when Collinsworth totaled 23 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and three steals to help BYU advance.  For the season, Collinsworth averaged 14 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.7 steals a game before suffering a season ending knee injury against Gonzaga in the conference championship game.

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