Posted On: 08/30/20 11:01 AM

There’s an abundance of great players coming back for the 2020-21 season at the 5A level and many of them were huge contributors already this past season. While many of last year’s rebounding leaders have graduated or moved on (in the case of Nathan BittleNathanBittle6'11" | PFCrater | 2021State#8NationOR), there are some key guys back who should see an increase in their rebound totals.

Here are the top returning rebounders for 2020-21.

Jake NewellJakeNewell6'3" | SFThurston | 2022StateOR (2022 Thurston) - 8.5 rpg - #5

The top returnee is Newell who burst onto the scene this past season as a sophomore. At 6-foot-5 he’s somewhat of an undersized post but with a solid frame, athleticism, and a never-say-no attitude Newell is relentless on the glass, especially on the offensive boards where he registered almost 40 percent of his rebounds.  The football star that recently picked up his first scholarship offer from New Mexico could be a double-double threat in 2020-21.

TJ ZimmermanTJZimmerman6'4" | PFWest Albany | 2021StateOR (2021 West Albany) - 8.0 rpg - #7

Zimmerman’s future is also likely in football but on the hardwood, he’s an almost immovable force - especially on the boards. At 6-foot-5, 235-pounds, he seriously takes up space in the lane

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