Posted On: 09/9/20 7:22 PM

What players caught my eye with their defense when I watched them play this 17u season?  Here is my list. 

D1 Minnesota - Tamin Lipsey (on ball lock down)

D1 Minnesota Prospects - Cole TiranColeTiran5'11" | PGEden Prairie | 2021StateMN (consistent in position)

Gilleylen Elite - D’Sean LarkinsD’SeanLarkins6'0" | PGRobbinsdale Armstrong | 2021StateMN (defended a few positions)

Grassroots Sizzle - Andre GrayAndreGray6'3" | SGHopkins | 2021StateMN (one of the most intimidating guard defenders out there)

Howard Pulley - Hassan KamaraHassanKamara6'4" | SFOsseo | 2022StateMN (his position and on-ball defense was outstanding every time)

Minnesota Comets - Dom Aguilar (can defend three different spots)

MN Crossfire Jorgenson - Evan Hoy (6’7 held his spot well)

MN Crossfire Stone - Reagan KochReaganKoch6'2" | SGJordan | 2021StateMN (always in position, always harassing)

MN Fury - Eddie BeeningaEddieBeeninga6'1" | PGWayzata | 2021StateMN (so disruptive, and a few times his defensive plays were clutch)

MN Heat - Andrew MorganAndrewMorgan6'9" | PFWaseca | 2021State#210NationMN (not just the blocks but the low post D was excellent)

MN Heat PB&J - Laron ThomasLaronThomas6'1" | SGNorth St. Paul | 2021StateMN (played with so much energy)

MN Matrix - Kortland Johnsen (has the potential to be a strong defender for AV)

Mn Rise - Caden GrindeCadenGrinde6'4" | SGSpring Grove | 2021StateMN (disruptive so many plays on the wing)

MN Select Ohnstad - Cole TiranColeTiran5'11" | PGEden Prairie | 2021StateMN (consistent in position) Gilleylen Elite - D’Sean LarkinsD’SeanLarkins6'0" | PGRobbinsdale Armstrong | 2021StateMN (defended a few positions) Grassroots Sizzle - Andre GrayAndreGray6'3" | SGHopkins | 2021StateMN (one of the most intimidating guard defenders out there) Howard Pulley - Hassan KamaraHassanKamara6'4" | SFOsseo | 2022StateMN (his position and on-ball defense was outstanding every time) Minnesota Comets - Dom Aguilar (can defend three different spots) MN Crossfire Jorgenson - Evan Hoy (6’7 held his spot well) MN Crossfire Stone - Reagan KochReaganKoch6'2" | SGJordan | 2021StateMN (always in position, always harassing) MN Fury - Eddie BeeningaEddieBeeninga6'1" | PGWayzata | 2021StateMN (so disruptive, and a few times his defensive plays were clutch) MN Heat - Andrew MorganAndrewMorgan6'9" | PFWaseca | 2021State#210NationMN (not just the blocks but the low post D was excellent) MN Heat PB&J - Laron ThomasLaronThomas6'1" | SGNorth St. Paul | 2021StateMN (played with so much energy) MN Matrix - Kortland Johnsen (has the potential to be a strong defender for AV) Mn Rise - Caden GrindeCadenGrinde6'4" | SGSpring Grove | 2021StateMN (disruptive so many plays on the wing) MN Select Ohnstad - Jaelen TremlJaelenTreml6'4" | SFHopkins | 2021StateMN (loves the assignment of a top guy) MN Select Robinson - Mick Wherley (Shakopee big was so active when I watched) Playmakers Showcase - Zaa Buffalo (Brought constant energy) WOTN - Cooper LaufenburgerCooperLaufenburger6'3" | SFLakeville North | 2021StateMN (quick hands, passing lane disruptor)   My Top Three for Summer Defensive MVP? I would go with Kamara, Lipsey, and Treml

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