West Coast look at Top 100

Scout.com breaks down the West Coast players who made the new 2013 Top 100, as well as the guys who just missed the list.

On Wednesday, Scout.com released its 6th version of the 2013 rankings and there was a familiar name at the top of the West Coast rankings.

San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty power forward Aaron Gordon leads the way out west, as he holds his spot as the 5th ranked prospect in the 2013 recruiting class.

"Aaron Gordon is a tremendous player and is one of the few prospects that play with impressive energy every time he steps on the floor," says Scout.com national recruiting expert Evan Daniels. "He has the rare combination of strength and athleticism and has spent a considerable amount of time improving his all-around skill set."

Moving up two spots is Richmond (Calif.) Salesian small forward Jabari Bird, who comes in at 15th after his previous ranking of 17th overall.

"Jabari is one of the top athletes and scorers on the perimeter in the class," says Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow. "He needs to concentrate on being more assertive on a consistent basis, but still it is tough to pick apart much of his game. He is an elite level prospect who was a no brainer top 20 selection, and will be one of the top overall performers on the West Coast."

Rounding out the West Coast prospects in the Top 25 is Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco shooting guard Isaac Hamilton, who is Scout.com's 25th ranked prospect in 2013.

"Isaac Hamilton is one of the premier scorers in the 2013 class," he said. "He's a skilled guard that can put up points from all three levels. His jump show is a weapon and he's a guy that knows how to put the ball in the basket."

The first four-star prospect on the list is Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep power forward Christian Wood, who we rank at 36th. A long face-up four, Wood is a very good outside shooter who is also improving with his back to the basket. The UNLV commit has the upside to climb the rankings in the future.

Making the drop from 31st to 55th is San Francisco St. Ignatius small forward Stephen Domingo. A high level shooter, Domingo's size will allow him to get three-pointers off whenever he wants in college and he's improved his scoring ability over the past year.

The biggest question surrounding Domingo is his ultimate position, as he's still growing and may not have the lateral quickness to defend a small forward at a high level. If he is a face-up four, does he have the toughness to guard another team's four? The answers to those questions will determine Domingo's ultimate ranking.

Coming in at 82nd is Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon small forward Dakarai Allen. The best part of Allen's game is his defense, but his long arms, terrific vision and rebounding ability all make him a very intriguing prospect.

The biggest question about Allen is if he can become a consistent shooter and should that part of his game improve, the future would be very bright for him.

San Diego Lincoln shooting guard Tyree Robinson moves up eight spots to 83rd after an impressive performance at the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic. Robinson is a muscular scorer whose specialty is his outside shot but he's also a good defender that can get to the basket.

Jordan Bell, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly's shot-blocking specialist, is ranked 86th. Bell is a difficult evaluation and he's a player who scouts will have a very wide range of opinions on. He's an elite shot blocker and has a very good rebounding range thanks to his timing and athleticism.

On the offensive side of the ball, he is a work in progress and is a little undersized at the four spot, being 6-foot-6. His athleticism gives him a very high ceiling and he'll continue to be closely watched.

Playa Del Rey (Calif.) St. Bernard point guard Brandon Randolph is ranked 88th. Randolph specializes as a scorer and can put up points from all three levels. He's a combo but has good strength and athleticism for the guard position.

Rounding up the ranked West Coast players is Findlay Prep's Nigel Williams-Goss. Starting for one of the top teams in the country, Williams-Goss is a good leader who is best getting to the basket, although he is a good passer.

The two West Coast players closest to being on this list are Phoenix Paradise Valley small forward Paul Watson and Highland (Utah) Lone Peak shooting guard Nick Emery. Watson is a good athlete that can knock down the three, while Emery is a shooting specialist who should put up big points for BYU. Both players could very well end up on this list in the future.

Other players receiving consideration were Encino (Calif.) Crespi point guard London Perrantes, Los Angeles Price shooting guard Chance Murray, Chandler (Ariz.) Basha combo guard Jaron Hopkins, Long Beach Poly small forward Roschon Prince, Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley power forward Marcus Lee and San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills center Kameron Rooks. They'll continue to be closely evaluated moving forward.

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