Posted On: 01/26/19 10:46 AM

 Over the course of the year in watching the summer grassroots season as well as the high school season, I have come across some very impressive on-ball defenders around the Show-Me State. These youngsters take particular pride in getting after the opposing ball handler on defense on a consistent basis. Here is a look at five of those such players:

Maricus Grant 6’2″ Battle (’20) – When it comes to on-ball pressure and hawking the basketball, there may not be a better player in the state than Grant, who combines his size, physical strength and a relentless will to harass opposing ball handlers. He will guard you the full length of the floor.

Malek Davis 5’10” Cardinal Ritter (’19) – A four-year starter at Cardinal Ritter

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