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Posted On: 09/9/20 6:00 AM

Time to dive into the superlatives from the Prep Hoops Circuit.  In this series we look at specific skills and classes for who shined the most in that area during the PHC.  Here is our Prep Hoops Circuit: Top 2021 Illinois Defenders!

Jackson GitterleJacksonGitterle6'3" | SGSt. Patrick's | 2021StateIL (Sharks Basketball Blue)

Tough and gritty defender that got steals and took them the other way.


Hamahrie BowersHamahrieBowers6'5" | SFHillcrest | 2021StateIL (Team MORE/Illinois Hoopstars National)

Bowers is a lengthy wing defender that can check three spots and uses his long arms to swat shots.


Luke BramanLukeBraman6'8" | CRoanoke-Benson | 2021StateIL (HIT)

Braman is a good rim protector with his long arms and decent timing on that end.


Brian MathewsBrianMathews6'9" | CDePaul Prep | 2021StateIL (HIT)

The UMass commit was like a brick wall on the defensive end keeping his hands up making it difficult for slashers to score and walled up against opposing posts.


Ashawn BurbridgeAshawnBurbridge6'5" | PFJoliet West | 2021StateIL (Illinois T-Wolves)

Burbridge brings versatility as a defender being able to defend either forward spot inside and out.


Donald CoatsDonaldCoats6'7" | PFThornton | 2021StateIL (Illinois Hoopstars National)

Lanky forward that used his physical gifts guarding threes and fours.


KJ DebrickKJDebrick6'7" | CSpringfield Lanphier | 2021StateIL (Illinois Hoopstars National)


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