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Basketball: Davis County-based Utah Hoops 16-Under team wins tournament in Colorado

Published April 30, 2012 11:50 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Davis County-based Utah Hoops Under-16 team won the inaugural Best Buy Mile High Classic near Denver over the weekend, beating nationally ranked Minnesota Pump-N-Run 60-58 in the championship game at Lakewood, Colo. The Utah Hoops teams is comprised of Bountiful's Trevor Lloyd, Sam Merrill, Zac Seljaas, Pere Le Sueur and Jordan Bleak; Davis High's Abel Porter, Roy's Brekkott Chapman, Layton's Michael Hibbert and Woods Cross High's Luke Jowers. Utah Hoops went undefeated at the tournament, defeating Colorado Chaos Elite in the semifinals. Here's a recap of the tournament and a description of Merrill's game-winning drive and layup. Chapman and Merrill were also singled out by Hoopniks for their outstanding play during the tournament.