By LARRY VAUGHT
Bleacher Report columnist Bobby Reagan had an interesting post this week about the five all-time best defenders in Kentucky basketball history.
He went with Anthony Davis No. 1 and Nerlens Noel No. 2. They were followed by Dale Brown, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Rajon Rondo.
All certainly were legitimate defenders and there’s no way to dispute Davis being No. 1. He played just one year at UK, but was spectacular. Same with Noel.
However, there are a few other players I would have to strongly consider for honors.
Start with guard Larry Johnson. Final Four MVP Jack Givens says he was the best perimeter defender he played with or saw.
Jamal Maglorie was a physical, dominating player. He could block shots or just knock a defender out of the way.
I thought Chuck Hayes did a terrific defensive job. And what about John Calipari’s first defensive stopper, DeAndre Liggins.
I could list more — and I am sure you can, too.
So let me know who you would rate as your top defenders. Do yo ugo all-in with Bleacher Report’s Reagan? Do you have a completely different five? Let me know.