Posted On: 09/10/19 12:30 PM

Defense wins championships and is also one of the first things college coaches look for in potential prospects. When looking at defenders on Saturday, I was watching for guys that could move their feet and stick with their man, versatile and able to defend multiple positions, or protect the rim/perimeter with active hands and smart play. The 5 guys below did all of this and earned my respect as it is sometimes is hard to find good defensive talent in a showcase setting.

Ben Knostman (2021) 6’4 Tippecanoe

Knostman knows how to use his length on both ends of the floor. While he played well on the offensive end, I especially liked how he disrupted passing lanes and used active hands while defending on the ball. An under the radar talent thus far in his career, Knostman will have an opportunity to step into such a bigger role alongside Nolan Mader at Tippecanoe this upcoming season.

Khalil Luster (2022) 5’5 Lima Senior

Although he was one of the smaller performers on Saturday, Luster caught my attention early on as such an elite on-ball defender. Simply put: the guy is fast. His footwork and agility is impressive and he defended against

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