Posted On: 09/5/21 6:00 AM

Who locked down opponents during the Prep Hoops Circuit in the spring and summer?  These are the top ones we saw from the state in Prep Hoops Circuit: Top Illinois Defenders!


Dajuan Bates Dajuan Bates 6'1" | PG De La Salle | 2022 State IL (RISE)

Bates is an aggressive in your face defender that gets steals on a regular basis at the point of attack.


Jalen Brown Jalen Brown 6'0" | PG De La Salle | 2022 State IL (RISE)

Another imposing defensive guard from De La Salle. Brown is a thicker guard that can defend both backcourt spots.


Keon Alexander Keon Alexander 6'6" | PF Bolingbrook | 2023 State IL (lllinois Hoopstars)

Alexander is a shot blocking presence inside with his length, timing, and anticipation.


Christian Meeks Christian Meeks 6'6" | SF Homewood Flossmoor | 2022 State IL (Illinois Hoopstars/Team Rose)

Versatile multi positional defender that can guard on the perimeter against wings or inside against power forwards.


Suliamon Agiste (Illinois Heat)

This Michelle Clark post is a shot blocking presence that showed well in the spring.


Miles Rubin Miles Rubin 6'7" | PF Simeon | 2023 State IL (Meanstreets)

Love what Rubin brings to the table as a rim protector with his quickness around the hoop swatting shots.


Mekhi Lowery (Illinois Stars)

Versatile defender that can check two through fours at the high school level.


Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson 6'4" | SF Whitney Young | 2023 State IL (Meanstreets)

Three and D wing

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