Pre-Summer Rankings: 2004 SFs

<b>Marvin Williams</b>, the #1 overall prospect in the west coast class of 2004, gets ranked as a small forward in this updated ranking. With him and others such as <b>Maarty Leunen</b>, <b>David Pendergraft</b>, <b>Hector Hernandez</b> and <b>Lee Cummard</b>, there is some good talent at the top...

Williams makes a move from the #1 power forward to the #1 small forward in this rankings update.  In reality, he'd be #1 wherever we'd rank him. He's the #1 overall prospect in the west, and a future NBAer.  In fact, there are some that are speculating Williams is talented enough and is developing at such a rate that he might not play much college basketball.  If he does, we now see him playing more on the wing, since his perimeter skills have continued to improve in a very impressive way.  Pendergraft might have the best basketball IQ of anyone in the west coast class of 2004. Combine that with great skills and you have the #2 small forward.  It's not surprising Gonzaga got Pendergraft sewn up early.  Leunen also makes the move from the power forward list to the small forward list. We still think he could play the four, but his face-the-basket skills have developed to where many college programs are recruiting him as a 3/4.  Another very talented "tweener" is Hernandez.  He has excellent skills, with a great outside shot and ability to put the ball on the floor, but his body might dictate that he guards the four in college.  By the end of the summer, we could reconsider on both Leunen and Hernandez and rank them among the power forwards.  Cummard gets our vote as the player in the west coast class of 2004 that probably improved his stock the most.  He's skilled, athletic and plays with intensity.  The small forwards, obviously, have some strong talent at the top of this list, but overall the list doesn't have great depth, which makes it an average year for talent at the position.

1) Marvin Williams, 6-8, Bremerton (Wash.) High
2) David Pendergraft, 6-6, Brewster (Wash.) High
3) Maarty Leunen, 6-8, Redmond (Ore.) High
4) Hector Hernandez, 6-7, Denver (Col.) Lincoln
5) Lee Cummard, 6-6, Mesa (Ariz.) High
6) Tim Pierce, 6-6, Oakland (Calif.) Fremont
7) Kory Sperry, 6-5, Pueblo (Col.) Pueblo County
8) Daniel Fleming, 6-7, Murrieta Valley (Calif.) High
9) Chris Fields, 6-5, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
10) Marcel Jones, 6-6, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
11) Jon Winder, 6-8, Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge
12) Jonathan Heard, 6-5, Los Angeles Dorsey
13) Justin Armstrong, 6-4, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
14) Erik Ainge, 6-5, Hillsboro (Ore.) Glencoe
15) Justin Williams, 6-4, Corona (Calif.) Centennial

Other Small Forwards of Note:

Cornell Johnson, 6-4, Las Vegas (Nev.) Bonanza
Kyle Brucculeri, 6-6, Los Alamitos (Calif.) High
Mark Hall, 6-7, El Cajon (Calif.) Granite Hills
Curtis Terry, 6-4 Tacoma (Wash.) Curtis
Vada Jarmon, 6-3 Santa Ana (Calif.) Foothill
Phil Harbaugh, 6-5 Corvallis (Ore.) High
Ryan Keeling, 6-5, Springfield (OR) Thurston
Stephen Augmon, 6-4 Palo Alto (Calif.) Eastside Prep
Zach Tarver, 6-5 Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
Daniel Burke, 6-3 Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower
Mike Gordy, 6-6 Denver (Col.) Manual
Thomas Huff, 6-5 Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
Andre Hayes, 6-2 San Jose (Calif.) Piedmont Hills
Taylor Jackson, 6-5 Provo (Utah) Tempview
Jermaine Johnson, 6-2 Seaside (Calif.) High
Devon Uskoski, 6-5, Prairie (Wash.) High
Jon Kargas, 6-3 San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch
Jesse Stott, 6-4 Salt Lake City (Utah) East
Anthony Dandridge, 6-5, El Cajon (Calif.) Cajon
Darryl Barnett, 6-5, Moreno Valley (Calif.) High
Ramses Barden, 6-3, La Canada (Calif.) Flintridge Prep
Mike Perram, 6-5, Ramona (Calif.) High
Brandon Matthews, 6-4, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
Chauncey Wiseman, 6-4 San Diego (Calif.) High
Calin Schell, 6-5, Chelan (Wash.) High
Terry Johnson, 6-5 Reno (Nev.) High
John Rogers, 6-5, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
Robert Ketchum, 6-4, Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon
Steven Shewmake, 6-6, Desert Hot Springs (Calif.) High
Chauncey Wiseman, 6-4, San Diego (Calif.) High
Paul Brockman, 6-4, Snohomish (Wash.) High
Brian Burke, 6-5, Bellevue (Wash.) Interlake

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