Posted On: 05/6/20 11:00 AM

The CIF-SS rank has a multitude of all-around superb defenders. From stout on-ball defenders to shot blockers, the section has an array of under-the-radar players in this area of the game. These four 2021 defenders are surely ones to watch for next season.

Kyle Frelow — Heritage Christian

Kyle Frelow became the defensive anchor for Heritage Christian this past season. The 6’6” forward averaged a standout 1.8 steals per game and 0.8 blocks per game en route to Olympic League Defensive MVP honors. His expertise as a defender centers on his ability to essentially do it all for the Warriors. He is not one to be prone to defensive lapses or missed assignments on the court. Instead, he is always on the move in cutting passing lanes and triggering traps. His size and impressive vertical reach attribute to his relentless defensive presence and pure ability to be an impact player.

Look for Frelow to continue to flourish as a multi-dimensional defender.

Pape Cisse — Fairmont Prep

Pape Cisse has all of the tools to become a dominant force on defense. This past season for Fairmont Prep, he averaged a fair 1.0 steals per game and 0.8 blocks per game.

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