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Loveridge, Emery make All-American lists, and more signings

Published April 17, 2012 1:02 pm

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Two Utahns have made Maxpreps.com's list of basketball All-Americans. And they're no surprise.

West Jordan forward Jordan Loveridge became the first Utahn to make the Maxpreps.com All-American team, landing on the honorable mention list. The 6-foot-6 senior Utah signee averaged nearly 23 points and more than 13 rebounds per game for the Jaguars as they made it to the Class 5A semifinals.

Lone Peak junior guard Nick Emery didn't make the cut for the all-ages squad, but he was selected to the junior All-American team for helping lead the Knights to a second straight 5A title. Emery, a 6-foot-1 guard committed to BYU, was one of the state's leading scorers with nearly 22 points per game.

Both Loveridge and Emery have been cited as national level prospects. Loveridge was recently added to ESPN's top 100 for the 2012 class and was a Ballislife.com All-American. Emery was invited to the NBPA's Elite camp this summer to drill and scrimmage with some of the top 2013 recruits.

A few local signings:

• Fremont forward Brock Smith has signed with Snow College. The senior 6-foot-6 forward averaged 20 points and just more than 10 rebounds per game as the Silver Wolves' top scorer and rebounder last season.

• Riverton guard Morganne Campbell has signed with Utah State University Eastern, according to former Riverton coach Ron Ence. Campbell averaged just over six points a game for Riverton, and was one of the team's top defenders. The Silverwolves were 56-13 with Campbell as a starter.

— Kyle Goonkgoon@sltrib.comTwitter: @kylegoon