Posted On: 09/22/21 12:30 PM

Tony continues Kentucky Top 250 Expo coverage with this piece on the top defenders from the event. Many of these guys showed they can defend on ball and understand ball movements in help side situations. Some showed vocality and others just straight hustle. See who these top performers are below.

Mason Thornhill Mason Thornhill 5'11" | CG Greenwood | 2022 State KY (2022) 5’11 Greenwood

Thornhill Is one of the quickest on-ball defenders on display last weekend. Incredibly quick footwork and moves laterally to stop the ball entirely. Covers a lot of ground on the help side and back side. Contests for 50/50 balls and unafraid to get physical going for loose balls. Very intriguing and hard working guard.

Javier Ward Javier Ward 5'11" | SG Holy Cross | 2023 State KY (2023) 5’7 Holy Cross

Incredibly quick guard that makes a mark on both ends of the floor. Gets to his spots defensively and plays good help side defense. Moves well on the perimeter and showed he can guard guys bigger than him. Only a junior and could be an in-state target as he adds to his frame and grows.

Max Green Max Green 6'2" | CG Oldham County | 2024 State KY (2024) 6’4 Oldham County

Green sits down on the defensive end and showed a willingness to defend multiple positions. Smart defender and

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