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Posted On: 03/12/18 3:27 PM
Prep Hoops scouted the Oklahoma Class 6A State Tournament this past weekend! This list breaks down the best rebounders in Class 6A at State!
Braden Boyer 2018 Broken Arrow Post
Boyer plays on a team that has a lot of talent and he contributes to that. He is the big man for the Broken Arrow Tigers. He does a lot of the dirty work, including getting rebounds. On both sides of the ball he grabs rebounds and has a great ability to find the open man after getting the board. Boyer is committed to Arkansas Fort-Smith and will hope to continue his rebounding production at the next level.
Ben Smith 2019 Edmond Santa Fe Forward
Smith is an athlete. He is all over the place during a game and is always competing on the boards. He was pivotal in the run to the state finals for Edmond Santa Fe, even coming away with the game-winning shot against Putnam City West in the quarterfinals after grabbing the board off a missed shot. Smith will have the chance to prove how good he is next year when he takes a more starring role for the Wolves.
Shemar Smith 2019 Norman North Post
Smith was dominant on the boards for Norman North. He struggled with playing time because of foul trouble during his first game but he came away with big boards despite it. His play did not let up on the second day of the tournament either. He was dominant on the boards in their semifinal loss to Putnam City North. Smith will move into a more leadership role next year as he becomes a senior and will look to provide a lot of production for Norman North. Smith is a developing player and will be fun to keep an eye on over the next year.
Blake Owens 2018 Putnam City North Post
Owens dominated down low for for the Panthers. He played big for the Panthers and used his length to his advantage to grab boards throughout the tournament. After every shot he would crash the boards and go after the rebound. Owens is a guy who could benefit from going to a Prep School or JUCO route and develop a little more because he could develop into a NCAA Division I talent.
Jacob Thionnet 2019 Edmond Memorial Wing
Edmond Memorial is a team that does not have a lot of size, but Thionnet makes up for it on with his effort. He is a competitor and that drives him to work harder and get the board for his team. He is a guy who can play either the 3 or the 4 and he pays a attention to the smalls things throughout games which give him an advantage when crashing the boards. Thionnet is a player who exemplifies that little things win big games.
Marquis Gatewood 2018 Putnam City West Post
Gatewood is a beast on the inside. He has size that is hard to match coming in at 6’8. He already has the advantage with his size getting rebounds, but he does a good job getting the fundamentals right and boxing his guy out. Gatewood is lanky and uses his advantages on both sides of the floor to out rebound his opponents.
Greg Hawkins 2018 Union Post
Hawkins is a sneaky kind of athletic. When a person sees him they do not think he will be as athletic as he is, but he definitely surprises some people. He is helped a lot by his size when it comes to grabbing rebounds as well. He is good at maneuvering his way past people trying to box him out to get easy second chance points.
Davon Richardson 2020 Sand Springs Wing
Richardson is a solid all around player. He has a solid shot and does the fundamentals right, but it is his effort that gives him the extra edge. He wants to win so he plays hard. He is always crashing the boards and grabbing rebounds no matter what end of the floor he is on. He creates opportunities for his team off his rebounds with his vision and ability to pass after he gets the board.