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Posted On: 08/1/17 12:34 AM
The first three installments of the Class of 2020 rankings breakdown emphasized the talent out on the perimeter. Now we’ll analyze the the best of the best in the area of rebounding. Some prospects utilize their length and bounce while others may use the skill of carving out space and positioning while snagging rebounds for their respective teams.
With that being said lets look at who made Prep Hoops Top Rebounders in the Class of 2020.
Top Five Rebounders
5. Amar Brown (Cantwell Sacred Heart)
Brown is one of those 6-foot-4 big-bodied youngsters who possesses soft hands and a good motor to carve out space in the paint area. He isn’t overly explosive just yet, but he has a nose for the ball and does a nice job of out-letting to an open teammate to get the transition game going. It’s early, but he needs to improve his conditioning and finishing skills to convert some of those offensive rebounds.
4. Terren Frank (Sierra Canyon/Nike Phamily)
Terren, whose father (Tellis) was a standout at Western Kentucky in his day, has some physical tools of his own. Terran is an inside-out player who has a nose for the ball in the paint and good hands as well. Not too mention he has a shown a nice shooting touch from the perimeter this spring.
3. John Thomas Tan (Rolling Hills Prep/California Supreme)
When observing the 6-foot-5ish JT Tan you cannot help but appreciate his feel for the game at both ends. Despite his youth he carves out space, shows good leverage in the paint, and has a knack for always being around the ball. He doesn’t possess much lift, but he does have good feet and advanced fundamentals.
2. Mason Hooks (Harvard-Westlake/California Supreme)
There are not too many prospects that have the chiseled physique of Mr. Hooks. This no nonsense post prospect, who measures out about 6-foot-8, loves to bang on the inside, corrals rebounds, and imposes his will at both ends of the floor. Not too mention he’s a ambidextrous finisher.
Mobley has pterodactyl-type length, good hands, and excellent timing. At this stage he gets pushed around due to a lack of strength, but he has outstanding timing and he’ll rebound out of his area as well. Many times after snatching a rebound he’ll hand out a nifty assist in the paint or hit an open shooter out on the perimeter.