Posted On: 12/30/20 5:00 AM

Prep Hoops Maryland recently updated the class of 2021 rankings, and now it’s time to take a closer look. Here we highlight ten of the top perimeter defenders who remain unsigned.

#9 | Bez Mbeng Bez Mbeng 6'3" | CG Good Counsel | 2021 State #190 Nation MD | Good Counsel

Mbeng is a nice all-around player, but defense is a staple of his overall game. He has a nose for the ball and is very active. Mbeng was top-five on the UA Association in box plus-minus. He had an absurd 5.9% steal rate, which was significantly higher than any other UAA plus-minus leaders. 

#12 | Elijah Hawkins Elijah Hawkins 5'9" | PG DeMatha | 2021 State MD | DeMatha

Everyone remembers the viral clip of Hawkins locking up University of Kentucky guard Devin Askew last season. WCAC foes know that feeling all too well. The league will breathe a collective sigh of relief when Hawkins graduates.

#14 | Primo Spears Primo Spears 6'1" | PG Mt. Zion Prep | 2021 State MD | Mt. Zion Prep

Spears deserves plaudits as a perimeter defender primarily for his intangibles. He's a vocal communicator who gives max effort on that side of the ball at all times. 

#18 | Byron Ireland Jr. Byron Ireland Jr. 6'2" | CG St. Frances | 2021 State MD | St. Frances

Because of his size, Ireland is comfortable defending either guard spot.

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