Posted On: 06/15/21 9:29 PM

There are few things more important in basketball than earning your offense second-chances, and ending the opponent's offensive possession. To be an elite rebounder one must give consistent effort, but also have talent for tracking down the ball. Let's talk about five sophomores who have exhibited those traits in pursuit of the basketball this summer: 

Will Cooper Will Cooper 6'5" | SG Millard South | 2024 State NE | Millard South

I'm not sure where OSA's 15U adidas team would be without Cooper playing the 5 for them. As one of the few players on that team with size, his rebounding is extremely valuable for them. He has excellent feel for the game regardless of the role he is put in, and he uses that basketball intelligence to track down rebounds. There are many times he is moving towards the eventual destination of the missed shot before it even clanks off the rim. When he is out of position for the rebound, he can still compete for it and win many of those battles using his size and solid hands.

Kevin Stubblefield Kevin Stubblefield 6'4" | PF Omaha Westside | 2024 NE | Omaha Westside

Stubblefield uses his leaping ability and physicality to win battles on the glass. He crashes hard on every shot, giving him a

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