Posted On: 03/5/21 12:00 PM

The New Prep Hoops Player Rankings are out. It’s been a difficult season, one that included the cancelation of the high school season, tons of players coming and going, and an overall lack of playing opportunities. Despite that and thanks to yeomen efforts from coaches, I’ve been fortunate to see a ton of players and learn some new names. The class of 2022 is loaded with top-notch defensive players. In this article, we take a look at the top defenders in the class of 2022. 

  1. Elijah Johnson Elijah Johnson 5'10" | PG Durango | 2022 State NV 5’8 PG Durango #15 (featured image) – Completely dominates games with his ability to defend the ball. 
  2. Shane Thomas Shane Thomas 6'3" | SG Durango | 2022 State NV 6’3 SG Durango #4 – Versatile defender that guards on ball and in the passing lanes.
  3. Donte Turner Donte Turner 6'2" | SF Cimarron | 2022 State NV 6’3 SF Cimarron #16 – Strong versatile, high IQ defender. 
  4. Dontrell Johnson Dontrell Johnson 6'5" | SF Bonanza | 2022 State NV 6’5 SF Bonanza #8 – High energy defender that blocks shots and defends the perimeter. 
  5. Anthony Pittman Anthony Pittman 6'0" | PG Bishop Gorman | 2022 State NV 5’11 PG Bishop Gorman #29 – Big-time lockdown defender on ball. 
  6. Robert Gibson Robert Gibson 6'4" | PF Durango | 2022 State NV 6’5 Durango #32 – Tough hard nose defender that guards 2 through 5. 
  7. Dominic Washington Dominic Washington 5'9" | PG Green Valley | 2022 State NV 5’7 PG Green Valley #76 – On-ball defender with low center of gravity and quick feet. 
  8. Aaron Price Aaron Price 6'7" | PF Liberty | 2022 State NV 6’7 PF Liberty #6 – Rim protector with the athleticism to hedge and switch ball screens. 
  9. Jacques Williams Jr Jacques Williams Jr 5'9" | PG Arbor View | 2022 State NV 5’10 PG Arbor View #34 – On-ball defender with good lateral quickness and quick hands. 
  10. Lorenzo Moore Lorenzo Moore 6'5" | PF Canyon Springs | 2022 State NV 6’4 PF Canyon Springs #17 – Physical low post defender that can protect the rim. 

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