University of Montana junior guard Will Cherry was named as one of the top perimeter defenders in Division I basketball recently by CBSSPORTS.com writer Jeff Goodman.

Cherry, a 6-1, 177-pounder,  joined 11 other players on the prestigious list. Goodman wrote this about Cherry:

"He is a great team and on-ball defender. Does a nice job guarding a shooter running off screens and containing a slasher. Is quick, athletic and anticipates well."

Cherry had an outstanding sophomore season. Last year he was named first team All-Big Sky Conference. He was ranked seventh in the league in scoring, averaging 14.1 points a game. He led the conference and was ranked ninth in the nation in steals with 2.6 per game. He was third in the Big Sky in assists (4.3 apg). He was the recipient of the John Eaheart Award (Outstanding Defensive Player) for the second consecutive season.

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