Posted On: 11/23/21 1:53 PM

The Winter Invitational took place at the Kroc Center in Phoenix Arizona, from Friday, November 12th until Sunday, November 13th. The event, hosted by Team Cezer featured boys teams from 5th grade through 8th and attracted teams from Arizona, Nevada, and California. The format is two days of pool play followed by bracket play on Sunday. We know offense gets the love, however, several players stepped up and took the challenge on the defensive side of the ball, while others cleaned the glass. In this article, we take a look at the top Defenders and Rebounders from the event.

Desean Garner 5'0 PG Prodigy 2028 - One of my favorite things to do at events is to ask the scorer's table "Who's balling". When I asked that during Garner's game the response was, "#0 he plays great defense". Great eval from the table, as Garner backed it up with some lockdown on-ball defense. It starts with his attitude as the Pit Bull PG relished taking on the challenge of defender ballhandlers, add in his quick feet and it was a nightmare trying to get by Garner all weekend.



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