Posted On: 02/4/21 4:07 PM

We all love spectacular R&J athletes, but for every guy catching the lob, there’s a guy throwing the pass. It’s great to jump high, but fundamentals last longer. In this article, we take a look at the top 10 most fundamentally sound players in the state. 

Jaden HardyJadenHardy6'4" | CGCoronado | 2021State#4NationNV 6’5 CG Coronado 2021 (#1PHN 2021)

Best Fundamental: Coming off Screens.

Hardy is the best I’ve seen at the H.S level. Whenever coming off a screen he: 

  1. Sets the defender up with a proper jab step
  2. Stays low
  3. Comes off shoulder to shoulder with the screen setter. 

Sean KlekasSeanKlekas6'0" | PGElko | 2021StateNV 6’0 PG Elko 2022 (#97PHN 2021) 

Best Fundamental: Screen Setting. 

Lot of PG’s have been good screen setters, Klekas is another one. When setting screens he always: 

  1. Has his base approximately shoulder length apart.
  2. Makes contact with his man in the middle of the back.
  3. Stays set.

Will McClendonWillMcClendon6'4" | SGBishop Gorman | 2021State#42NationNV 6’3 SG Bishop Gorman 2021 (#3PHN 2021) (featured image)

Best Fundamental: Off Ball Defense 

McClendon is one of the cleverest defensive players I’ve seen. When he’s off-ball you can expect him to: 

  1. Have his hips and head turned so he can always see

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