Plenty of league titles and playoff seedings hang in the balance, and several games will determine how teams line up entering the postseason.
Which league is the most competitive? What are some can’t-miss player matchups? Can anybody upend the Gorman boys and Centennial girls dynasties?
Eight-time defending Class 4A state basketball champion Bishop Gorman, which finished last season in New York at the GEICO Nationals, opens the season again as the team to beat in Nevada.
Desert Pines three-sport athlete and highly-touted football star Darnell Washington is the winner of the Richard Nelson Courage Award.
Jalen Hill had 19 points and seven rebounds as Clark rolled to a 55-40 win over Desert Pines in the Class 4A boys state basketball quarterfinals. Arbor View defeated Spanish Springs 72-56 in the other quarterfinal.
Mwani Wilkinson scored all 18 of his points in the second half, including Gorman’s first 12 points of the fourth quarter, as the Gaels defeated the Jaguars 52-42 in the Southern Nevada boys basketball championship game.
Darnell Washington had eight rebounds and four blocked shots to lead Desert Pines to a 49-46 victory over Arbor View.
The Jaguars hit 10 of 17 from the field in the first quarter, including five 3-pointers, opened up a 26-16 lead and never looked back en route to an 84-67 victory over Centennial.
Here are the 2019 all-league boys basketball teams as selected by coaches.
Leland Wallace only made three baskets on Friday night, but the Centennial senior still made his presence felt.