Posted On: 09/18/20 9:46 PM

The class of 2022 rankings were recently released. With over 75 players making the list, it’s our most extensive rankings yet. This class is home to some of the best defensive players in the state. In this article we break down the10 best on ball defenders in the c/o 2022. 

  1. Elijah JohnsonElijahJohnson5'10" | PGDurango | 2022StateNV 5’10 PG Durango (#15PHN) (featured image) - Is there anyone with better lateral quickness when guarding the ball? Johnson can be a pest full court, not worth challenging off the bounce.  
  2. Shane ThomasShaneThomas6'3" | SGCentennial | 2022StateNV 6’3 SG Durango (#6) - Thomas excels at shutting guys down in 1 on 1 situations. If you’re thinking of isolating your best offensive weapon, I’d advise you do it against someone other than Thomas.
  3. Anthony PittmanAnthonyPittman6'0" | PGBishop Gorman | 2022StateNV 6’0 PG Bishop Gorman (#50) - Pittman is a Pittbull. The PG has great lateral quickness and a dogged determination to get underneath and turn ballhandlers. 
  4. Jacques Williams JrJacquesWilliams Jr5'10" | PGArbor View | 2022StateNV 5’10 PG Arbor View (#37) - Tough to beat off the bounce because of his low center of gravity and foot speed. 
  5. Damion ByrdDamionByrd5'10" | PGSilverado | 2022StateNV 5’11 PG SLAM (#12) - Gritty competitor. Underrated upper body strength allows him to

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