Posted On: 02/17/22 7:22 PM

Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at some of the top defensive players around the state that we’ve had a chance to look at this season. There are many good ones, but here are a few that caught my eye.


Ahlante Askew Ahlante Askew 6'1" Republic | 2023 MO (Republic): The instincts and energy from this 6’1 2023 point guard make him one of the best perimeter defenders in the state. In one game, I’ve seen him guard two or three actions on the same possession. He’s an excellent on-ball defender who can pick pockets with his quick hands. He’s also very good at drawing charges.



Photo: Nate Latsch

John Bol John Bol 7'2" | C CBC | 2024 State MO (CBC): The 7’2 2024 has established himself as one of the top rim-protectors in the state. He averages four blocks a game, with three games of 10 blocks. His agility, length and timing make it very difficult to get up a shot in his area.



Connor Turnbull Connor Turnbull 6'10" | PF Fort Zumwalt North | 2022 State MO (Fort Zumwalt North): The 6’10 2022

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