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(Courtesy photo) Bountiful's Kennedy Redding, right, has been selected for the 2014 all-Tribune girls basketball team.
Girls’ basketball: The All-Tribune Team

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Apr 08 2014 02:09 pm • Last Updated Jun 04 2014 09:09 am

Shelbee Molen

Fremont, Junior

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How the All-Tribune Team was chosen » Tribune and TribPreps staff used personal observations, analysis of season statistics, and input from coaches throughout the state to select an All-Tribune MVP and an additional five-member All-Tribune Team. These players were selected from throughout the state and regardless of classification.

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16.8 points, 4 assists, 1.8 steals

Plans for next year » Help my team return to the championship game

Best memory from this season » Taking state

Person who taught you the most about basketball » My mom

Sport you’d like to try » Tennis

Favorite (W)NBA team » Seattle Storm

Favorite (W)NBA player » Sue Bird

Basketball coach you wish you could play for » Pat Summitt


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Basketball arena (college or pro) where you’d most like to play a game » Madison Square Garden

Dream vacation location » Hawaii

One word to describe you » Competitive

Favorite restaurant » Costa Vida

Favorite movie » The Proposal

Favorite subject in school » History

Favorite all-time athlete » Jennie Overdiek Keele (She played at BYU)

Olympic event (other than basketball) you’d love to win a gold medal in » Gymnastics

Thing you’re most proud of accomplishing » Getting offered a scholarship to play basketball at BYU

Three people — dead or alive — you’d invite to lunch » John Wooden, Gordon B. Hinckley, and my Grandma Lois

Most cherished possession » My piece of net that I got when we cut down the nets at state, and my scriptures

Shelby Richards

Riverton, Senior

14.5 points, 3 assists, 3 steals

Plans for next year » Attend Salt Lake Community College on basketball scholarship

Best memory from this season » Being able to play with my sister

Sport you’d like to try » Football

Basketball coach you wish you could play for » Pat Summitt

Dream vacation location » Tour Europe

One word to describe you » Interesting

Favorite restaurant » Any with good pasta

Favorite movie » Love and Basketball

Favorite subject in school » Language arts

Olympic event (other than basketball) you’d love to win a gold medal in » Track and field

Thing you’re most proud of accomplishing » Taking the state championship last year

Three people — dead or alive — you’d invite to lunch » My twin brother, Michael Jordan, Skylar Diggins

Most cherished possession » 2013 state championship ring

Savannah Park

Springville, Senior

13.7 points, 2.2 assists, 2.1 steals

Plans for next year » Attend college on a basketball scholarship (school undecided)

Best memory from this season » It’s hard to pick only one memory, so I’m going to have to pick all of the memories from state tournament week. From the big, buzzer-beating shots, to hearing the final buzzer sound in the state championship game. The thrill of holding the trophy with two of my best friends on the team. All of those memories combine for one of the best seasons of basketball in my entire career.

Person who taught you the most about basketball » My coaches, teammates, and parents. My coaches taught me about the game. They taught me to work hard and have mental toughness. My parents taught me more about the lessons you can take from basketball.

Sport you’d like to try » Football. I’ve always wished that there was a girls football league.

Favorite (W)NBA team » Los Angeles Sparks. Because my nickname is "Spark."

Favorite (W)NBA player » My favorite current NBA player is either Dwyane Wade or Chris Paul.

Basketball coach you wish you could play for » John Wooden, I’ve read one of his books and his coaching philosophy and life outlook is very inspiring.

Basketball arena (college or pro) where you’d most like to play a game » I’d love to play on the UNC basketball court in the Smith Center.

Dream vacation location » Spend an entire summer on the beaches of North Carolina while touring the state (my favorite place in the world). Then cruise to Jamaica to enjoy more warm weather.

One word to describe you » Short

Favorite restaurant » Olive Garden

Favorite movie » Miss Congeniality

Favorite subject in school » Math

Favorite all-time athlete » Dwyane Wade

Olympic event (other than basketball) you’d love to win a gold medal in » Gymnastics

Thing you’re most proud of accomplishing » Academic All-State in tennis and basketball, along with some state championships

Three people — dead or alive — you’d invite to lunch » Sandra Bullock, Taylor Swift, Thomas S. Monson

Most cherished possession » My basketball jersey, because it brings back so many fun memories

Haley Bodnar

Desert Hills, Senior

14.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.7 blocks

Plans for next year » Play ball at Purdue

Best memory from this season » winning a state championship this year

Person who taught you the most about basketball » Parents

Sport you’d like to try » Golf

Favorite (W)NBA team » Chicago Sky

Favorite (W)NBA player » Elena Delle Donne

Basketball coach you wish you could play for » Sharon Versyp (she will be my coach next year)

Basketball arena (college or pro) where you’d most like to play a game » Mackey Arena

Dream vacation location » Trip to Japan

One word to describe you » Focused

Favorite restaurant » Olive Garden

Favorite movie » Space Jam

Favorite subject in school » Language Arts

Favorite all-time athlete » Kareem Abdul-Jabbarw

Olympic event (other than basketball) you’d love to win a gold medal in » Racewalking

Thing you’re most proud of accomplishing » A Division I full basketball scholarship to play in the Big Ten

Three people — dead or alive — you’d invite to lunch » Channing Tatum, Will Smith, LeBron James

Most cherished possession » My state ring

Kennedy Redding

Bountiful, Sophomore

18.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.8 blocks

Best memory of the season » When the state playoffs started. They are exciting.

Person who taught you the most about basketball » My older brothers

Sport you would like to try » Badminton

Favorite (W)NBA team » Boston Celtics

Favorite (W)NBA player » Kevin Durant

Basketball coach you wish you could play for » John Wooden

Basketball arena where you would most like to play a game » EnergySolutions Arena

Dream Vacation » Tahiti

One word to describe you » Happy

Favorite restaurant » Panda Express

Favorite movie » Remember the Titans

Favorite subject in school » Math

Favorite all-time athlete » Mike Trout

Olympic event (other than basketball) you would like to win a gold medal in » Volleyball

Thing your most proud of accomplishing » Keeping good grades

Three people — dead or alive — you’d invite to lunch » President Hinckley, Mike Trout, Sarah Loader (great, great, great, great grandmother)

Most cherished possession » My family



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