Posted On: 08/28/20 11:00 AM

We’ve learned quite a bit through three sessions at I95 Coalition. Now seems like a good time to recap what we’ve seen so far. Here are some of the top shot-blockers we’ve seen during our time in the gym. 

Alpha Bangura Jr. | Team Durant/Westtown (PA) ’21

Bangura is an effective rim protector who showcases a unique blend of coordination to go along with an outstanding first and second jump. He is fearless and prideful when protecting the rim. 

Malachi Briscoe | District Basketball Club/St. Mary’s Ryken (MD) ’22

Briscoe is armed with length and athleticism which aid him in his efforts to patrol the paint. He is a chase-down artist who tracks the ball well and can get off the floor in a hurry.

Marcel GardnerMarcelGardner6'8" | CSt. Andrew's | 2023StateMD | New World/St. Andrew’s (MD) ’23

Gardner is a towering paint presence who not only blocks shots at a good rate but also alters many others. His influence as a shot-blocker/alterer will only increase as he gets stronger and continues to fill out. 

Jonathan IzemefJonathanIzemef6'9" | CNational Christian | 2021StateMD | New World (DC) ’21

Standing at about 6-foot-9, Izemef is like a brick wall in the paint. When he throws his arms up,

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