Posted On: 08/6/19 10:12 AM
I started the "Best of Summer" series of articles to reflect on some of the best players, teams and moments from the club season. In part one, Mason Asher and I laid out our opinion on the best two way player in the country, best 17u team and best game we each witnessed in person. In part two, I will give my take on the best rebounder/defender in the country, the best live period event I experienced and I will highlight the best executing program I saw on the circuit.
Best Defender/Rebounder in the Country:
2020 5'11 G Jayda Noble (NW Blazers Orange)
It would be very easy to give this "award" to any of the trees across the country that block shots left and right and grab rebounds over smaller opponents, but what Jayda showed this summer was something different. When I think of a good defender, I immediately picture someone that can defend multiple positions, preferably inside and out. Jayda defended 5'5 point guards all the way to 6'2 forwards throughout the summer and made life difficult for everyone that she matched up with. She is one of the more