Posted On: 01/10/20 2:45 PM

Defense wins championships, and IMO any good defense starts by cutting off the head. That means having relentless guards willing to take the challenge of stopping the other teams' best perimeter options. The ability to create turnovers and guard multiple positions factors in heavily on my ratings. In this article, PH takes a look at the best defensive backcourts in Nevada. 

(1) M'Wani Wilkinson/Will McClendon - Bishop Gorman: This is a clear case of production and versatility. Wilkinson can guard every position on the floor, and as a rim protector, he is elite. You can make the argument that he technically is a post player. However, he has had no problem switching out on guards, in fact, I've seen Gorman play 7-10 times this year and I don't remember anyone even challenging him off the dribble. As for McClendon, he may have the quickest hands of anyone in the class of 2021. If you ever wondered what high IQ looks like on the defensive end, watch him. He does a great job of creating havoc with back taps and jumping passing lanes. At 6'4 with Scottie Pippen arms, he often plays at the top of the Gaels vaunted press.


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