Posted On: 07/16/21 11:25 AM

We’re wrapping up these postseason recaps with defensive specialists. Depending on who you ask, I’ve saved the best and most important position for last.

Passing and defense can truly make or break a team. The most formidable club and high school squads are the ones that can consistently place the ball on their setter’s head and make every offensive option available. This helps highlight the immense value that a skilled backcourt player can bring to the court.

Here in the Midwest, we have an incredibly long list of players who hold things down in the backcourt day after day. Let’s meet a few of those athletes now.


2023s to Follow

The recruitment of 2023s is now at full speed. Let’s take a look at some of the talents we’ve seen in this star-studded class.

Olivia Lombardi Olivia Lombardi 5'7" | DS/L West Des Moines Valley | 2023 State IA continues to carry a family tradition of success at West Des Moines Valley. With older sister Payton headed to Tennessee Tech, Olivia is set to carry the torch for a Valley team that has been known for its ball control.


Another Iowa backcourt player that has provided a lot