Fayetteville, AR — The Collision in the Ville brought the competitive spirit out of everyone. This event was filled with thriller games, buzzer beaters, shocking upsets, high-speed talent, elite ball-handlers, deadly sharpshooters, unstoppable bucket getters, and dominant postmen. Here take…
Fayetteville, AR — The Collision in the Ville brought the competitive spirit out of everyone. This event was filled with thriller games, buzzer beaters, shocking upsets, high-speed talent, elite ball-handlers, deadly sharpshooters, unstoppable bucket getters, and dominant postmen. Here take a look at some of the best defensive prospects of the weekend.
Sire Brown | Marshall, WI | YMOM Diamonds In The Rough 2026
Sire Brown is a rare breed, he constantly held my attention as a rim-protecting guard, by far the best shot-blocking guard of them all, maybe the best shot-blocker period. His timing and talent for sending a shot away were simply Impeccable and mind-blowing. The 6-foot Diamonds In The Rough standout threw a block party all weekend long, showing out as a great chase down artist as he followed shots all the way to the rim, timing it perfectly to swat the shot or pin it off of the backboard, which Brown did on multiple occasions. I loved how Sire Brown never gave up on a play despite the score or the player seeming out of his reach. His sensational effort was the cause for 3 blocks or more blocks per game. Brown also closed out and contested shots so amazingly well that he was able to block long jumpshots by covering ground and flying out with intentions to get a hand on the ball on its way up. You have to love Sire’s hustle, he’s a true high motor competitor with no quit or let up in his game.
Lee Prince | Arkansas | Hoyas Elite 2026
If you like ultra-competitive athletes, Lee Prince is your guy. This defensive standout gave teams 94 feet of pressure with passion and intensity. Prince poured a lot of energy into speeding opposing guards up and forcing them to get rid of the ball early, causing miscommunication between teammates and turnovers before teams could even make it to halfcourt. This kid was a dangerous defender that did whatever he could to get the basketball, diving on the floor, running from behind players for steals, baiting throws, and making it tough for players to make the right decision with the ball. Lee Prince shows the potential to become a dynamic combo guard due to his abilities to score and create on and off the ball alongside his impactful defensive prowess.
Deign Kendall | Oklahoma City, OK | RSE Elite 2026
Oklahoma native, Deign Kendall, completely harassed opposing guards with his quick choppy feet and super active hands, deflecting and poking the ball loose on countless occasions before turning it into two points. Kendall’s defense was uncanny and a key commodity for RSE Elite. This ballplayer makes you have to play in a high-paced up-tempo game, he never stopped running and constantly looked to create a steal on a play-to-play basis and as soon as a shot went up he was always off to the races for open court layups. A nightmare and a constant threat on the defensive end, Kendall even contested shots out of his vicinity. Deign Kendall brought constant pressure on both sides of the ball, impacting the game as a relentless defender and a relentless slasher on the offensive end who looked to take his man all the way to the hole and either finish over them or through them.
Caisus Jones | Ruston, LA | WBBP Rush 2026
Caisus Jones Made life difficult for players on the perimeter with his low defensive stance and quick feet that allowed Jones to constantly cut off penetration to the hoop. Jones’s on-ball intensity forced opposing guards to over-dribble and over-pass leading to jumped throws in the passing lanes for his teammates. He showed an outstanding ability to help, recover, and contest shots without fouling or being out of position.
Adam McKnight | Nixa, MO | Missouri Crush 2027
Adam McKnight terrorized teams with his unlimited motor, great effort, heart, and hustle, McKnight couldn’t help but make his presence known with the high amount of productivity he brought to the floor. Standing at a solidly built 6-foot-2-inches, McKnight shut the paint down, causing confusion with his lateral speed, anticipation for the play, and ballhawk nature. Any interior pass became a steal whenever this Missouri prospect was on the floor, in order to score on McKnight opposing players had to attempt to force their way through his body because shooting over the top or out leaping him was not an option, Adam proved to be capable of matching his athleticism with anyone. McKnight went on to show off the athletic layer of his skillset towards the end of Crush’s first game, where Adam nearly put a slam dunk on his defender’s head, going up high and hard looking to punch the jam despite the hand in his face and body to body contact, displaying great control of his movements and power mid-air; also a bit acrobatic at times.