Posted On: 03/26/20 2:04 PM

With the possibility of losing the entire AAU season this year, I will try and mention all 115 juniors ranked. 

I like to take a look at my annual “Top-5’s”.

Every player has their 1 skill they usually excel at.   

It’s just a fun way to take a look at players’ elite skills in different categories. 

 

We move over to the 11 players who are top-tier defenders. These are the players that can lock you up on the perimeter and/or shut you down inside the paint. 

Here are my Top-5:

1. Lamin SaballyLaminSabally6'6" | SFBella Vista Prep | 2021StateAZ (Bella Vista Prep) 

-Sabally is probably the one player on the list that can do both at a high level. He is very athletic and times his opponents to block their shots plus uses his length to contain them on the perimeter. 

2. Malik MackMalikMack6'0" | PGDesert Vista | 2021StateAZ (Desert Vista)

-A top-notch next level on-ball defender. Unreal lateral quickness was a big catalyst of slowing teams down for the Thunder.

3. Jason Kimbrough JrJasonKimbrough Jr5'11" | PGMountain Pointe | 2021StateAZ (Mountain Pointe)

-Another quick ball hawk who moves like a DB covering a wide receiver. He was the big reason the Pride made that impressive run to the 6A

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