Posted On: 03/16/21 12:00 PM

More and more as the game of hoops progresses, rim protectors are becoming a necessity for teams to make noise and be a real contender heading down the stretch. Not necessarily does a rim protector have to be a guy who blocks a ton of shots, but creates a wall in the paint that makes life hard for players scoring inside the paint. Here are some of the top rim protectors around.

 

Fred Criqui Fred Criqui 6'7" | C St. Marys | 2022 State KS , 6’7 Center, St Marys, 2022: As his capable offensive game continues to develop and mature, Criqui’s defensive prowess in the paint is already blossoming into quite the center prospect. He has great physical size and long arms with a quick jumping ability off the ground. Looking into his hudl you will find a couple of highlight blocks spiking balls into the stands or into the floor, but also see a bunch of great wall ups or sliding over to force tough 2 point field goal attempts. One thing he needs to clean up on this end is jumping at shot fakes, but staying out of foul trouble has drastically improved for him this season. He was at about 2 blocks per game this

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