The Inland Empire was filled with many of the best frontcourt players in Southern California high school girls hoops last season, and many of them will be back in 2020-2021.
These are the top 15 rebounders from last season in Riverside County and San Bernardino County that will be returning next season. The list is in alphabetical order. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a photo or nominate a player in the Inland Empire who averaged nine or more rebounds per game. Check at the end for updates.
TOP 15 REBOUNDERS IN INLAND EMPIRE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Chloe Briggs – Ontario Christian – FR. – G/F
At 5-11 with the ability to play essentially every position, Briggs does it all, including rebound. She averaged 12.6 rebounds per game from the wing for the 32-4 Knights, and just so happened to lead the state in scoring (33.8 PPG) as well. Unsurprisingly, she's one of the top-ranked players in the country in her class.
Elfredia Bull – San Bernardino – SO. – C/F
Bull was as consistent on the glass as anyone in SoCal last season, averaging 14 RPG and reaching double-figures in 29 out of 32 games. In the three games below 10 rebounds, she was at nine, seven, and six.
Katherine Davis – Corona Centennial – JR. – F
As one of the better teams in the state without elite size, Cen10 would've struggled to play small ball so successfully without Davis holding it down inside. She averaged 8.8 RPG and was constantly tasked with boxing out big, dominant centers.
Shaylynn Deyager – Rancho Christian – FR. – W
Deyager averaged 11.1 RPG from the wing spot, reaching double-figures in 16 out of 21 games she played in.
Sa'lah Hemingway – Eisenhower – FR. – F
As just a freshman, Hemingway led Eisenhower to the Southern Section 3-A finals, and was their top rebounder with 11.1 RPG.
Carla Hyatt – Shadow Hills – SO. – F
Hyatt averaged 10.1 RPG and a double-double.
Samajanae Jones – Arroyo Valley – FR. – F
Despite primarily playing small forward, Jones averaged 10.8 RPG for the 24-6 Hawks.
Krista Karban – Murrieta Valley – SO. – C
A 6-3 sophomore, Karban averaged 11.3 RPG in just over 20 MPG. That makes her one of the top rebounders in the Southern Section on a per-minute basis.