Posted On: 02/26/21 8:13 PM

Offense sells tickets but defense wins championships. We all have heard this statement time and time again, so it’s only right that we recognize some of the best defenders from around the state this season.

It’s only correct that we begin the list with the player that led the state in steals, averaging over 8 steals a night. Anson HS Senior Lanyc Shuler was outstanding on the defensive side of the ball but what’s scary is that he’s just as good if not better on offense, he averaged almost 30 Points a night on the season with multiple 50+ Point games.

New Life Christian Junior Guard Demetrius Polk has been one of the better overall defenders in Cumberland County this season. He uses his strength to make things difficult for opponents but also does a nice job of sliding in and taking charges at a very high rate.

Granville Central & App State signee Terence Harcum Terence Harcum 6'1" | CG Granville Central | 2021 State NC was once again one of the better overall players in 1A on both ends of the floor. He ranked #7 in the state in steals per game, with 4.5 steals a night .Harcum does a nice job of moving his feet,

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