2023 Deseret News girls basketball 5A All-State team

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Bountiful’s Taylor Harvey blocks a shot by Springville’s Ellie Esplin as Bountiful’s Hayley Smith guards Esplin during the 5A girls basketball championship game at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Bountiful won 41-39.
Bountiful’s Taylor Harvey blocks a shot by Springville’s Ellie Esplin as Bountiful’s Hayley Smith guards Esplin during the 5A girls basketball championship game at the Dee Events Center in Ogden, on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Bountiful won 41-39. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Editor’s note: The Deseret News All-State teams are based on coaches votes from a list of nominated players.

5A Player of the Year

Taylor Harvey, Bountiful, 6-3, Wing, So.

Led Bountiful to the 5A state title as she averaged 14.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.0 bpg and 2.8 spg.

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5A First Team

Ellie Esplin, Springville, 5-7, G, Sr. — 16.4 ppg, 2.8 spg

Tina Njike, Skyline, 6-2, C, Sr. — 14.9 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 2.9 apg

Sosefina Langi, Highland, 5-10, G, Sr. — 14.9 ppg

Brooke Pennington, Springville, 5-5, G, Sr. — 10.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 4.1 apg

Summer Christensen, Timpanogos, 5-6, G, Sr. — 15.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 5.1 apg, 3.5 spg

Jordyn Harvey, Bountiful, 6-1, W, Sr. — 9.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 4.1 spg

5A Second Team

Ali Tripp, Cottonwood, 5-8, G/SF, Sr. — 18.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg, 2.1 spg

Addy Scrivner, Lehi, 5-8, G, Jr. — 17.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg

Kayla Porray, Springville, 5-7, G, Sr. — 12.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.4 apg

Ashley Garner, Wasatch, 6-2, C, Jr. — 16.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 35 blocks

Natalia Ballin, Timpview, 5-5, G, Sr. — 12.1 ppg, 2.0 apg, 3.0 spg

Fui Niumeitolu, Jordan, 5-10, G, Jr. — 17.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.0 spg

5A Third Team

Sophie Nielsen, Brighton, 5-9, F, Fr. — 14.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 4.1 apg, 2.8 spg

Joss Baker, Olympus, 5-10, F, So. — 12.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.3 spg, 1.0 apg

Milika Satuala, Bountiful, 5-10, W, Fr. — 9.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.7 spg, 2 apg

Madison Hosino, Northridge, 5-9, G/F, Sr. — 15.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 spg

Sophia Legate, Highland, 5-10, SG, Sr. — 11.6 ppg, 57 3s

Lea Afu, Jordan, 5-10, F, Sr. — 14.0 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 spg

5A Honorable Mention

Abby Topham, Olympus, 6-0, F/C, Sr.

Lizzy McConkie, Bountiful, 5-7, G, Sr.

Iyana Beh, Murray, 6-0, F, Sr.

Georgia Hatton, Woods Cross, 6-0, F, Sr.

Mia AuClaire, Murray, 5-7, G, Jr.

Olivia Stephens, Brighton, 5-7, PG, Fr.

Kate Dickinson, Timpanogos, 6-1, C, Sr.

Emily Gwilliam, Spanish Fork, 6-1, C, Jr.

Tailor Palmer, Stansbury, 5-10, F, Sr.

Claire Cook, Bountiful, 5-11, F, Sr.

Cecilia Olevao, Highland, 5-11, C, Sr.

Sammi Love, Lehi, 5-8, G, Jr.

Brooke Eyre, Timpview, 6-1, F, Sr.

Emma Mulitalo, Viewmont, 5-10, SF, Sr.

Emersea Beddoes, Payson, 5-8, G, Sr.

Katie Walker, Timpanogos, 5-7, G, Sr.

Deseret News All-State

Girls basketball archives

The Deseret News has 35-plus years of girls basketball all-state teams archived at Deseret.com dating back to 1986.

Deseret News 5A All-Tournament Team

MVP — Taylor Harvey, Bountiful

Milika Satuala, Bountiful

Brooke Pennington, Springville

Ellie Esplin, Springville

Tina Njike, Skyline

Emily Gwilliam, Spanish Fork

Note: All-tourney teams were selected by Deseret News writers