Although the Nevada Wolf Pack is experiencing a rebounding shortage this season -- team leader Jerry Evans only averages 6.0 a game -- the Mountain West school has had its fair share of outstanding glass cleaners this past decade.
There have been so many good rebounders at Nevada since the start of the 2002-03 season that a few good ones did not make our list of the top five, such as:
- JaVale McGee: The NBA center led the Wolf Pack in rebounding during the 2007-08 season with 7.3 a game. But his freshman year he only played 10 minutes a game in 2006-07 and averaged just 2.2. McGee left the Pack after his sophomore year for the NBA or he would have most certainly made this list.
- Olek Czyz: Czyz narrowly missed the top five only because he only played two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12) with the Wolf Pack after transferring from Duke. He was second on the team in rebounding in both his years, averaging 5.7 and 6.5 boards.
- Malik Cooke: Cooke was an outstanding rebounder his sophomore year in 2008-09, finishing second on the team at 6.2 a game. As a freshman the year before in just 11 minutes a game he averaged 2.9 boards. Cooke though, only played two seasons at Nevada.
- Marcelus Kemp: Kemp was second on the team in rebounding in 2006-07 (4.6 a game) and in 2007-08 (5.4). He averaged 3.7 boards a game for his career.
Our top five rebounders, though, earned their lofty status. Three of them are among the top 10 rebounders in school history and four of them led the Pack in rebounding at least for one season.
The Top Five Wolf Pack rebounders over the past 10 seasons . . .