Posted On: 08/12/20 1:06 AM

Anyone who was in the Mississippi Basketball and Athletic facility this past weekend in Jackson would have seen the excellent defense played by Solomon Washington Solomon Washington 6'7" | SF Carver | 2022 State #147 Nation LA (6’7"/LivOn). He turned away several shot attempts at the rim and chased down a few others. Outside of his stellar defensive effort, there were a number of guards who had good weekends playing defense as well. We will highlight a few of those perimeter defenders here as these preps got real "defensive" at the Pelican State Hoopfest.

Jalen Johnson | 6’2" | Louisiana Elite (16U) - The 16U Louisiana Elite team might not have won any games in the showcase pool.  However, it was not due to their defensive effort.  One guard who led the way defensively was Jalen Johnson.  He guarded everyone from small guards to big wings during the three game stretch.  Johnson has good lateral quickness and anticipates well.  Proof of that was him taking a charge in a transition situation.  To be honest, he was one of the only guards to attempt to the whole weekend.  Johnson did have some highlights offensively as well and should be a big part of Louisiana Elite’s plans going forward.  

Louisiana All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Hoops Louisiana to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week with an annual subscription!