Class 4A: Top 10 Returning Rebounders
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1.) 2024 Caden Wilkins Caden Wilkins 6'7" | SG Bettendorf | 2024 State #69 Nation IA (Bettendorf) – 10.3 rebounds per game The top-ranked 2024 player in the state put up huge numbers as a junior for the Bulldogs, averaging…
1.) 2024(Bettendorf) – 10.3 rebounds per game
The top-ranked 2024 player in the state put up huge numbers as a junior for the Bulldogs, averaging 19.9 points and 10.3 rebounds a game to go with 3.2 assists and 1.5 blocks. He’s a versatile all-around weapon who can take over games in a variety of ways.
2.) 2024(Roosevelt) – 9.7*
Wright, a Des Moines East transfer, is among the best rebounders in the state, an athletic forward with good hands, a nose for the ball, and a non-stop motor. He attacks the glass on both ends of the floor and should be a key piece for a Roosevelt team loaded with incoming transfers from other Des Moines schools.
3.) 2025(Council Bluffs Lincoln) – 9.1
Bracker, a 6-6/6-7 forward, is a strong, physical big man with great hands. He makes good, strong contact on his boxouts and is a great rebounder both in and out of his area. He pounds the offensive glass (3.2 a game) and is working to extend his range on the offensive end.
4.) 2024(Johnston) – 8.3*
Huston is an explosive athlete who was great as a junior at Marshalltown, putting up 14.4 points and 8.3 rebounds a game. He has transferred to Johnston where he’ll be a key piece for a Dragons team that could be among the top contenders in the class.
5.) 2024(Dallas Center-Grimes) – 8.2
Cahill is an athletic, bouncy 6-5/6-6 forward who does a great job high-pointing the ball and pounding the glass on both ends of the floor. He provides a ton of value as a rebounder and switchable defender with his combination of size, length, and athleticism, and he has an explosive second jump that he uses to leap above opposing players to pull down boards. He was excellent when we saw the Mustangs play in Winterset over the summer, and he looks primed to have a huge senior season.
6.) 2024(North Scott) – 8.0
A long, bouncy 6-7 wing with great length, Phillips uses that superior length to snatch rebounds seemingly out of nowhere. Coming off a great summer with the Iowa Barnstormers, he’s also a good enough ball-handler and decision-maker to be able to pull down a defensive rebound and lead the break. North Scott could be a surprise contender in 4A this season, and Phillips is a major reason why.
7.) 2024(Senior) – 7.6
Few players in the state had a better spring and summer than Williams did with the Iowa Mavs , where he routinely dominated games on both ends of the floor. He’s a long, athletic forward with great footwork around the bucket and an explosive second leap that he uses to corral rebounds at a high clip.
8.) 2025(Iowa City West) – 7.4
The youngest McCaffery brother was really good as a sophomore for the Trojans, averaging 16.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks a game. He has great size at 6-8/6-9 and seems to still be growing. His size and length make him great on the glass, and he’s a dynamic all-around offensive weapon who has started to rack up Division I offers after announcing that he isn’t planning on attending Iowa.
9.) 2025(Linn-Mar) – 7.3
One of the top two-way players in the state, Kern is a lanky combo forward who can score inside and out, protect the rim, and control the glass on both ends of the floor. He’s coming off a great summer with Martin Brothers and should be a dominant force on both ends as a junior for the Lions.
10.) 2025(Valley) – 7.3
Jirak may get overshadowed a bit in a loaded 2025 class at Valley, but the versatile big man is mobile, switchable, and great on the glass on both ends of the floor. His ability to control the paint on both ends is invaluable for a Tigers team that is going to be dominant for the next two seasons.