Posted On: 01/21/22 11:00 PM

Defense wins championships. If you’re going to have a winning squad you’re going to need at least one defensive stopper. This year we have been blessed to have several big-time defenders within our borders. We take a look at our top 10 defenders in the state. 

  1. Khaman Maker Khaman Maker 7'1" | C Desert Valley Prep | 2024 State NV 7’1 C Desert Valley Prep 2024 (#3PHN 2024) - Elite shot blocker, in addition to his rim protection skills, Maker can also get out to the perimeter to block and challenge shots. 
  2. Pharaoh Compton Pharaoh Compton 6'6" | PF AZ Compass Prep | 2024 AZ 6’5 PF Spring Valley 2024 (#9PHN 2024) - The athletic forward has major springs. He uses them to protect the rim for the Grizzlies. The high-flying Compton is one of the top shot blockers in the state. 
  3. Angelo Kambala Angelo Kambala 5'10" | CG Liberty | 2023 State #244 Nation NV 6’0 CG Liberty 2023 (#5PHN 2023) - One of the top on-ball defenders in the state. Kambala is a tough, hard-nosed defender, with pick-pocket ability. 
  4. Jase Richardson Jase Richardson 6'2" | PG Bishop Gorman | 2024 State NV 6’3 PG Bishop Gorman 2024 (#5PHN 2024) - Athletic wing with lightning-quick hands. Richardson is one of the best at playing passing lanes and causing deflections. 
  5. Shane Thomas Shane Thomas 6'3" | SG Durango | 2022 State NV 6’3 SG Durango 2022 (#6PHN 2022) - One of the top 3 and

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