By Taylor Sturm @TSturmRS on June 3, 2014
Rebounding is one of the most important aspects when it comes to a successful college basketball team, and unlike scoring dominance, it seems to translate well at the next level. Last season, players like Jarnell Stokes and Julius Randle led the way, but who will step up and take their place? Here are 10 college basketball players who are more than capable of leading the nation in rebounding during the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Standing 7-feet tall and weighing 270-pounds, Hammons has the potential to be a dominant rebounder in college basketball.
Portis only averaged around seven rebounds per game, but he’s only going to get better. The former McDonald’s All-American is going to be a first-round NBA draft pick one day.
It may be cheating to put two players together on a list of ten, but these players perform so well together that I don’t want to split them up. The Badgers’ run to the Final Four had a lot to do with their success; Dekker and Kaminsky will be one of the best rebounding duos in the country once again.
Last season Spangler helped lead the Sooners to an NCAA Tournament berth by averaging approximately 9.3 rebounds per game. He should return just as strong this upcoming season.
Goodwin is one of the most underrated players in college basketball. If he continues to improve under Josh Pastner, he could be one of the best players in the country very soon.
The Buffaloes lost steam after a season-ending injury to Spencer Dinwiddie, but Scott helped pick up the slack on the boards that eventually kept them en route to a 2014 NCAA Tournament berth. Expect him to continue that during next season.
Cauley-Stein surprised many by returning to college for another season, but he’s already an NBA-ready rebounder.
Say what you will about Iowa State’s inability to make things happen in the NCAA Tournament, but that didn’t stop the Cyclones’ Hogue from showing out. With DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim gone, Hogue could become the go-to player down-low.
Mickey proved quickly last season that he was one of the best freshmen in college basketball. Now, without the shadow of Johnny O’Bryant III over him, he should shine on a young, talented team.
Last season, Harrell averaged over eight rebounds per game. During the 2014-15 season, he will be a major part of whether the Cardinals fail or succeed; expect him to thrive under that pressure.
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