Posted On: 04/15/19 1:00 PM

Here is look at some of the top defensive players from last weekend’s Gateway All-American Tournament in St. Louis

Maricus Grant 6’2 Marcus Denmon Elite (Battle ‘20) – One of the best on-ball defenders in the state, Grant can make life absolutely miserable for opposing ball handlers. He has size, strength and he moves his feet well. And he has fast hands to boot.

Yaya Keita 6’9 Gateway 17U (DeSmet ‘21) – An athletic rim-protector who plays with a high motor around the rim. He had one play when he darted into the passing lanes for a steal and dribbled down for a slam dunk. He is very good at getting out of his area to challenge shots.

Dez McKinney 6’0 Marcus Denmon Elite 17U (Raytown South ‘20): A phy

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