Posted On: 10/11/18 7:15 PM
We highlight the top returning shot blockers in the 2021 class from last year. These guys led the 2021 class in blocks per game and come back this year and look to push their totals even higher. They were the best in the 2021 class at blocking shots. There are some missing players as some statistics from players were not uploaded to maxpreps.com.
Jake Moynihan (Seton Catholic) – 6’5 SF – 3.4 BPG
Moynihan is a guy for Seton Catholic that has to be very good on both ends of the floor if Seton wants to have success. In his freshman year, he was very good and was able to lead the freshmen class in a lot of categories. He is always going to be an elite shot blocker due to his size and strength.
Stephen Atkinson (Owen Valley) – 6’2 SF – 1.3 BPG
Atkinson is an undersized wing who has a little bit of room to grow further. He’s a guy who is going to give you toughness as well as a little bit of defense. He is able to make the offensive player change his shot and usually it’s changed so that the player shoots it into his hand.
Kyle Ross (Andrean) – 6’7 PF – 0.9 BPG
Ross is advanced for his age because he is so skilled and big. He moves really well which allows him to get into position to get blocks. He reads the offensive player driving to the lane really well which allows him to rotate over into position early. Ross is going to end up doubling his blocked shots total this year.
Landen Jordan (Fort Wayne Concordia) – 6’7 PF – 0.8 BPG
Jordan is a huge presence in the post for Concordia. He is a little on the raw size but he has a knack for where the shot is coming from. He is able to read the offense pretty well and move into where the ball is coming from. Jordan has a ton of potential that is untapped.
Walter Mattingly (Batesville) – 6’5 PF – 0.7 BPG
Mattingly is a guy that you aren’t going to hear much about, but he is a guy who has a really good idea of how to get into position. He is pretty quick on his feet laterally and is able to get into a spot where he can make plays. Won’t ever jump off the stat sheet at you but is going to have a few blocks a game every year.