Posted On: 05/3/21 11:59 PM

The PrepHoops Circuit season continued this weekend in Phoenix, AZ with the Bash in the Desert. The event took place at Inspire courts, Friday, April 30th through Sunday, May 2nd, and showcased a total of 67 teams ranging from ages 15 to 17U. The event also showcased several lock-down defenders. In this article, we take a look at the top Defenders from the event. 

Marcus Wilson Marcus Wilson 6'2" | PG Bella Vista Prep | 2024 State AZ 6’2 SG AZ Firestorm 2024 (#4PHA 2024) - Wilson was the best overall defender I saw at the event. It starts with his effort and energy. He has a relentless motor, and quick feet, allowing him to stay in front of ballhandlers. Combine that with good instincts and the ability to play passing lanes, and Wilson can take over games with his defensive talents. 

Bowen Davies 6’7 C Utah Force 2022 (#28PHU 2022) - I named Davies as one of the top 5 rim protectors on the West Coast. After seeing him this weekend, that may have been too low. He has remarkable timing and manages to catch opponents right as their going up for their shot. He had 9 blocks in one game alone, solidifying himself as one of the top

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