The fine people over at The Bleacher Report ranked the top 5 perimeter defenders in the draft. It’s no surprise that DeAndre Liggins made the list, but Brandon Knight is in the top five as well. By my calculations, that means 40% of the best perimeter defenders in the draft came from Kentucky. We run this.
Here’s what it said:
DeAndre Liggins better be great defensively, because he’s NOT offensively.
Takes great pride in his defense and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. His huge wingspan combined with solid lateral quickness makes him the top perimeter defender in the 2011 NBA draft class.
A clutch performer offensively, unwavering performer defensively. Very smart defender who uses his quick feet and long arms to stay in front of his man, contest shots and deny penetration.
Someone please, please, please take DeAndre in the first round. Pleeeaassssseeeee