Top Rebounders for the 2025 Class
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Being able to rebound and box out is something that will always be valuable to a team’s success. These two things are what can help give teams extra possessions and how you drain your opponents if you focus on these…
Being able to rebound and box out is something that will always be valuable to a team’s success. These two things are what can help give teams extra possessions and how you drain your opponents if you focus on these two skills. For this list, we have players who look to dominate in those areas. Here are my top rebounders for the 2025 class.
Ansong is a long and intimidating physical presence standing at 6’11 at the center position. He swallows rebounds with his lengthy arms. Ansong is excellent at offensive rebounding with great overall timing on his putbacks. He has a soft touch around the rim with a nice consistent post hook. Ansong also makes it near impossible to get around him when he is boxing out.
Bragg has a motor that never turns off as he plays a lot bigger than he is standing at 6’3″. He is always crashing and flying in for offensive rebounds. The most impressive thing of his I think is his leaping ability. Bragg can tower over much taller players for rebounds making him the ultimate weapon for how a coach can use him. He can put the ball up right away or dribble it out for a three-pointer.
Ekhelar is an athletic rim-running center with high energy in his game. He skys in for every rebound he can get his hands on. Ekhelar is strong at boxing out allowing him to get good positioning on offensive boards and putbacks. He will send your shot into the bleachers if you try to test him in the paint. Rebounding over multiple players is something he specializes in. Ekhelar grabbed 127 rebounds this past season.
Richardson stands at 6’4″ in the small forward position and plays with a lot of physical toughness. He has a strong upper body to bang down low in the posted area. Richardson has a hawks eye for tracking the ball when it bounces off the rim from a shot attempt. He can rebound in traffic over multiple defenders and is great at securing the ball when coming down from lurking defenders. Richardson had 182 rebounds this past season.
Tal stands at 6’4″ but with his long arms, he looks to be about 6’8″ on the court. He is his team’s defensive anchor in the paint and makes players’ life difficult when trying to test him. Tal dives after every loose ball and will always come down with the board in traffic. Offensive rebounding is key for him as he can get good positioning on boxouts for easy putbacks. Tal grabbed 154 rebounds this past season.