Posted On: 06/19/20 5:00 PM

Who are the top on-ball defenders currently attending school in the Nation’s Capital? The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the very best, regardless of class. Below you will find, listed in alphabetical order by last name, 10 of the best on-ball defenders from Washington D.C. This is part of a series that will aim to highlight players based on various superlatives.

Note: these superlative lists will not be mutually exclusive. If someone can handle the ball and do something else (i.e. shoot) at a high level, they will be included in both lists. 

Afamdi AchufusiAfamdiAchufusi6'4" | SFSidwell Friends | 2021StateMD | Sidwell Friends ’21

At 6-foot-4, Achufusi is a big guard who can guard several positions. Owning a 6-foot-7 wingspan, he smothers defenders with his length and is the go-to choice for Sidwell when they need to shut someone down. 

Miasiah BrownMiasiahBrown6'2" | CGWoodrow Wilson | 2021StateMD | Woodrow Wilson ’21

Brown is known for being a pitbull on the defensive end. He’s a scrappy guard who always picks up full court, exhibits outstanding defensive posture, and is adept at picking the pockets of opposing ball-handlers. 

Michael CheadleMichaelCheadle5'7" | PGDunbar | 2021StateMD | Dunbar ’21

Cheadle is a diminutive lead guard who enjoys applying

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