Originally written on Bearcats Blog  |  Last updated 8/9/12
The theme this week on the Bearcats Blog countdown are defenders. James White was a lockdown perimeter defender. JK Schaffer and Derek Wolfe proved their defensive skills to be so elite that they are both in the NFL. The following athlete was a bad ass defender who was a fan favorite. Like James White, he could throw down a dunk. That player is Immanuel McElroy. #17Immanuel McElroy ResumeImmanuel McElroy is probably one of the top 5 on the ball defenders in UC history. That is a lot of praise, but no one shut down the opposing wings like McElroy did. Some players have one skill that they ride to success. McElroy's was playing shut down defense. When you look at the players from the Bob Huggins era, McElroy is one of the underrated guys who stand out. Obviously because he made this list. The transfer from Tyler JC  wasn't exactly keen on shooting the ball much his first few games as a Bearcat. He scored 3, 2, 2, and 5 the first 4 games of the season. He had 6 assists in the opener. H...
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