Top Defenders in Class 5A at State


Posted On: 03/15/18 6:49 PM

A player that buys in on defense giving great effort on both ends is hard to find. Every player on this list buys in giving everything they have to help their team on defense.

Kalib Boone 2019 Tulsa Memorial Post 

Boone anchored the paint for Tulsa Memorial making it near impossible to score inside. He totaled a state tournament high 7 blocks in one game. Boone is a long, lanky 6’9 Post with great athleticism. Put all of the skills together and Boone is tough to handle.

Keylan Boone 2019 Tulsa Memorial Wing 

Keylan plays on the Wing, but still finds ways to block opponents shots as they drive to the rim. The length of Boone helps him to be a lockdown defender. When he is locked in on defense Boone makes it tough to get past him and if you do he can block your shot from behind. He is also a good help defender.

Mo Wilson 2018 Northwest Classen Wing

Wilson defensively is similar to Keylan Boone with his length and versatility. He dominates players who attack the rim. Northwest Classen does not have a ton of size making Wilson a key player in defending the paint. Another area he thrives is being active in the passing lanes.

Demarco Jones 2019 Booker T. Washington Wing

Jones is a versatile Guard that is super quick. He does a good job in man defense of sticking with his man. Jones is always locked in ready to do anything he can to help his team win.

Jaycson Bereal 2018 Booker T. Washington Forward

Bereal goes through stretches where he is not locked in on defense however you can not ignore the parts when he is locked in. Bereal is super athletic with length making him an elite shot block from the Wing/Forward spot when he is focused. Boise State is getting a potential two-way monster if they can pull the best out of him.

Ryan Gendron 2018 Bishop Kelley Wing

Gendron is not the quickest but does have length and strength on his size. He fights through screens doing anything he can to stay with his man. Gendron also thrives in help situations on defense. He garnered several steals by exploiting the passing lanes.

Seth Hurd 2019 Booker T. Washington Forward

Hurd battled all year long for Booker T. Washington in the paint turning into a reliable post defender. Booker T. Washington could trust Hurd was going to give them solid minutes on defense. He has learned how to be a better shot blocker without fouling. Hurd has also become one of the best at grabbing defensive rebounds.

Anthony Goodlow 2018 Del City Post

Goodlow surprised the Mabee Center crowd with his athleticism blocking a couple of shots into the stands. He is headed to Tulsa to play football. Goodlow gave Del City a low post defender that made opponents think twice in the paint.

Nate Goodlow 2020 Del City Guard 

Goodlow brings it non-stop on both ends of the floor. He is quick on defense with fast hands that help him to swipe the ball away. Goodlow has a bright future with his work ethic on the court.

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