Front: Coach Youngbull, Jori Benson, Kawika Akina, Conner Adams, Max Miller, Tim Nichols, Hunter Powell, Andrew Williams, Tyler Fairbanks, Derek Leetham, Coach Clement.
Back: Coach McAllister, Coach Anderson, Casey Brown, Jamari Egbert, Preston Bushman, Matt Van Komen, Derek Church, Dylan Jones, Kael Mikkelsen, Coach Scoville, Coach Tucker
Pleasant Grove heads to the ‘Iolani Classic for the first time in 2018. The Vikings are led by Head Coach Randy McAllister and are coming off a second place finish in the state of Utah, losing to Lone Peak 61-44 in the state championship game. The Vikings have a strong returning group of seniors, led by 6’2 Casey Brown, 15 ppg (committed to BYU), 7’4 Matt Van Komen, 16 ppg, 5 bpg (committed to Utah), 5’9 Kawika Akina and 5’10 Tyler Fairbanks. 6’2 Junior Kael Mikkelsen is also a returning starter for Pleasant Grove. The Vikings are excited to bring back a veteran group.
Coach McAllister commented on the upcoming season. “Expectations are high this season for a team that lost in the state championship game last year and has most of its core guys back. 83% of the offense is back. Experience and poise should be strengths of this year’s team. Our pre-season schedule is loaded with tough opponents that we hope will better prepare us for the stretch run in Utah.”