Posted On: 06/2/21 8:01 PM

Every player likes to score. And every fan enjoys watching the ball go through the hoop. But on the other side of the ball is a team trying to prevent it from happening. Defense is just as important as offense. Or as they say: It never takes a day off. It travels well. And it wins championships.

Here are some of the top defenders at the GRMC 16U tournament (in alphabetical order):

Quentin Adams, 5-foot-8 guard, United Basketball, Highland Park HS:

Ultra quick, Adams is all over ball handlers, making their lives miserable and disrupting the flow of an offense. Adams has quick hands and the ability to anticipate dribbles, handoffs and passes in the air. He gets his hands on a lot of balls and produces some turnovers that lead to points.

Michael Brown, 6-foot-5 center, Wichita Magic, Southeast HS:

Brown is a long wing/post who really intimidates in the lane. He defends well against big men, but he also knows when to peel off and swat a shot by a driver. He jumps well enough to stuff shots at the rim. Brown runs the floor well, so his long arms are in the way even when teams get

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