I see three no-brainer votes here-- 3 of the all-time greats at in this poll. But for the 4th vote, I went with someone who should be a no-brainer... Billy King. He was simply the finest defensive ballplayer I have ever seen. And yes, I am including the sublime Shane Battier in that statement. Billy's lockdown ability one-on-one was something truly special to behold.
To this day, Marc Macon still wakes up screaming with nightmares about vbeing guarded by Billy King. Have you ever heard of one player ruining another player's career with one game of defense? If not, you should watch the 1988 Great 8 game again. At the time, Macon was considered the finest offensive freshman to hit college ball in decades. He was never the same.
--Jason "Shel, JD, and Mr. Clutch are easy picks... but don't forget to vote for Billy!!" Evans