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Posted On: 09/19/20 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 2023 Illinois Defenders!


Demarcus Wesley (Illinois Hoopstars Central)

Wesley is a bouncy four man that was active as a shot blocker and defending on the perimeter.


George Bellevue (Illinois T-Wolves)

Quick and explosive shot blocking presence that had some huge swats throughout the summer.


Miles Rubin & Wes Rubin (Chicago Lockdown)

The best inside defensive duo on the 15U circuit with their ability to change the game with their shot blocking and length.


Mike Gardner (Illinois Hoopstars)

Intimidating presence inside that can protect the rim.


Ahmad Henderson (Illinois Hoopstars Nelson)

Quick guard that gets after it on the perimeter with his defensive pressure.


Rehime Crain (Chicago Demons)

Crain shined on the defensive end for the Chicago Demons making his biggest impact in that area.


Cade AltadonnaCadeAltadonna5'10" | PGHighland | 2023StateIL (Illinois Bears)

This Highland point guard created turnovers with his activity level as a defender.

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