Posted On: 02/14/21 8:39 AM

We are now less than a week away from the MIAA A Conference officially tipping off. As we continue to preview the league, we’ll move onto looking at the prospects who could be considered for Defensive  Player of the Year. There’s always a chance of a player not including on this list breaking out and making an argument for himself, but heading into the shortened schedule, these are the players I predict will have the best chance.

Julian ReeseJulianReese6'8" | CSt. Frances | 2021State#109NationMD | 6’9 | St. Frances ’21

Reese has the opportunity to have a dominant season as he looks to end his high school career on a high note before taking his talents to College Park. The 6-foot-9 southpaw was a force around the rim last season and if he wasn’t tallying blocks, he was altering shots enough to result in misses. Reese, who took MIAA Defensive Player of the Year honors last season, has great timing on his block attempts and does a good job of avoiding body contact to prevent picking up a foul. His presence alone forces teams to game plan their offensive attack to avoid his areas.

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