Timpanogos Audition Over – Timberwolves Set to Play Full Schedule in This Year’s Tournament
For the last three years Timpanogos has played just one game at the Vivint Great Western Shootout and after winning all three games, the Timberwolves’ audition is over.
They will play a full three-game schedule this year and their run-and-gun, up-tempo style could make them a fan favorite in this year’s tournament.
Timpanogos averaged 70 points per game last year and broke Lone Peak’s state record for the most 3-pointers made in a season when they knocked down 69.
The Timberwolves shared the Region 7 title with Timpview and finished the year with an overall record of 20-6.
Timpanogos lost its top scorer and two other key players but they return four experienced players.
Matt Norman is the top returning scorer. The 6’4, junior guard, averaged 11 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.
“I think he will be a high-level Division I player. I really think he’s going to blow people away this year. He has amazing body control around the paint. He can slash to the basket and score in about any way he needs to.”
As one of the top pitchers in Utah, Derik Eaquinto has helped the baseball team win a pair of state championships but he’s a very good basketball player as well. He averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.4 assists last year. He will move from the shooting guard spot to running the point this year.
Tyler Walker started to get playing time as a freshman and now that he’s a senior, he’s poised for a big year. He’s a 6’6, forward, who is good enough to take over games. He averaged 7.6 points and 4.0 rebounds last year.
Jacob Maddox is a returning starter at center. He’s 6’3 but still manages to frustrate taller post players he’s assigned to guard with his footwork and toughness.
Logan Wilkey is coming off a great offseason and will be counted on to play the 2/3 spot. Colin Christensen adds to the depth at guard and the Timberwolves got some additional help with a move-in. Riley Curtis gives the team another option behind the arc. He led Manti in 3-pointers last year with 35.
“I think we’ll be fun to watch because we’re going to run and gun,” Ingle said. “I think we have about the same caliber of shooters as last year. We just don’t have the same amount of depth as last year. The key for us is to get our younger guys to buy into the system. Our top 6 guys have but it takes 9-10 guys to all buy in to make it work. If they do and we stay healthy, we have a shot to win a state title.”
Head Coach: Izzy Ingle