Predicting the DMV’s Top Rebounders (Part 1)

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Posted On: 09/15/18 5:00 PM

In anticipation of the upcoming high school season, we will be taking a closer look at various teams and players throughout the DC Metro Area. In this edition we highlight five players who could find themselves among the top rebounders in the area this season.

EJ JARVIS | MARET ’19

6-foot-9 Yale commit EJ Jarvis is one of the best defensive players not just in the MAC, but the entire region. Jarvis should not only lead Maret in rebounds, but also blocks among several other statistical categories. He is also a vocal leader and his ability to communicate defensively will be a huge part of his team’s success. 

HUNTER DICKINSON | DEMATHA ’20

Hunter Dickinson

7-foot-1 center Hunter Dickinson is the best post prospect in the area regardless of class, and should dominate opponents this season by using his size, physicality, and intelligence. The experienced lefty should corral every rebound in and out of his area on the defensive end, and use his length to keep plays alive on the offensive glass. 

MAKHI and Makhel MITCHELL | WOODROW WILSON ’19

Makhi Mitchell

Makhi Mitchell and his brother Makhel Mitchell will likely take turns patrolling the paint for the Tigers, and it should be hard for opponents to sniff an offensive board when the two of them are on the court and locked in. The Mitchell twins have the potential to be the most dominant local one-two front court tandem.

JOSH ODURO | PAUL VI ’19

Josh Oduro

Josh Oduro has done nothing but improve each year. Don’t be surprised to see Oduro lead PVI in blocked shots and rebounds this year. The 6-foot-9 George Mason commit has a great feel for the game, and has a natural ability to alter shots. 

NGONADI OLISA | NATIONAL CHRISTIAN ’19

Ngonadi Olisa

Ngonadi Olisa is a flat out work horse, and this should mean plenty of second chances for his team while he’s on the floor. A long, lanky 6-foot-7 power forward, Olisa fundamentally sound defensive rebounder who boxes out, but also has the strength to seal off most opponents and the coordination to secure the ball in traffic.