Posted On: 07/28/15 11:00 PM

Colorado is no doubt loaded with backcourt talent, but don't overlook the impact the state's big men are having on both the high school and grassroots scenes.

One of the elite power forwards in America resides in Aurora, a pair of 6-foot-11 prospects play in the Jefferson County Conference and a number of big men elsewhere are vastly improving as rim protectors.

Here is Prep Hoops Colorado's list of the 10 best rim protectors in Colorado, regardless of class:

1.  De’Ron Davis:  The big guy is not only the premier player in Colorado, a top-50 prospect in the nation and a state champion, but is also the No. 1 rim protector in the Centennial State. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound power forward is an intimidating force. At Overland, he’s averaged 3.4 blocks as a freshman, 3.5 as a sophomore and 5.1 as a junior, and he alters plenty of other shots. His 139 blocks last winter were the sixth-most in a single season in state history, and he has a very good chance at becoming the career record holder for blocks, as he is only 90 away from first.

2.  Antonio Capley:  As a sophomore at

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