Posted On: 06/16/21 5:00 PM

The Territorial Classic took place Friday, June 11th, until Sunday, June 13th. The tournament, which took place at Nets on Fire in St George, UT featured H.S, and Prep Programs from across the West Region. This high-level setting was designed to evaluate and provide exposure to under-the-radar prospects. All games were live-streamed and included official stats. The tournament featured several players that could straight up, lockdown. In this article, we take a look at the top defenders from the tournament. 

Khaman Maker Khaman Maker 7'1" | C Desert Valley Prep | 2024 State NV 7’1 C Desert Valley Prep 2024 (#2PHN 2024) - Maker showed up and was dominant. The tournament did not keep track of official blocks, but he had a million. Deters everything at the rim, Maker has great timing and is a willing rim protector. 

Carter Lankford 6’4 SF D1 Southern California 2022 (featured image) - Lankford has a good frame and plays with a high motor. At 6’4 he defends both 3’s and 4’s well. His extra effort mentality led to a ton of 50/50 wins and his instincts allowed him to get into the passing lanes to get steals and deflections. He was able to turn many of those steals into instant offense in transition. 

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