Posted On: 09/24/21 8:56 AM

We are pushing ever closer to high school season. Come the winter, the old adage "defense wins championships" usually rings true. There are certainly many players in Michigan that thrive on the defensive end. We’ll take a look at 5 of, what should be considered, the best defenders in the state this coming season.

Amari Allen Amari Allen 6'2" | PG Hamtramck | 2023 State MI (2023, PG, Hamtramck)

Allen quickly developed the reputation as an elite perimeter defender. He keeps a low base and always seems to know where the ball is going. Allen does a great job cutting off passing lanes and using it to create turnovers. His lockdown defense can really limit the options for the other team’s offense. 

Ty Rodgers Ty Rodgers 6'6" | SF Grand Blanc | 2022 State #56 Nation MI (2022, SF, Grand Blanc)

If you watched Rodgers play this summer for MeanStreets, you knew he was going to be on this list. He brought a fire to the defensive end, often times matching up against the top scorer on the floor for the opposing team. Rodgers proved that he could defend a few different positions as well. His combination of strength

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