2013 West Coast Rankings: Small Forwards

Jabari Bird, Dakarai Allen and Tre'Shaun Lexing are among the top small forwards in the west for 2013...

The 2013 West Coast class of small forwards has some good talent at the top of the list, but there isn't much depth in the class overall. Bird is a terrific athlete with a smooth jump shot and the ability to score from anywhere on the court. He has one of the higher upsides of any wing to come out of the west in recent years. Allen is a long and slender, with a a point guard's feel and passing ability. He's the best defender in the class regardless of position and among the best on the wing that we've seen in the west in some time. Lexing is a versatile forward with a solid jump shot, above average ball skills and a very good feel for the game. It's possible he grows into a four, but he figures to be terrific in college regardelss of which position he ends up playing. Hermanson is another guy that could end up at the four, particularly in St. Mary's system. He too has excellent ball skills, the ability to knock down shots and a very good approach to the game. Thomas has a very good frame and athleticism, with a silky smooth jump shot out to 17-19 feet. He has more of a four man's game at this time, but his quickness and athleticism may allow him to move to the three in college.

1) Jabari Bird, 6-6, Richmond (Calif.) Salesian
2) Dakarai Allen, 6-4, Sacramento (Calif.) Sheldon
3) Tre'Shaun Lexing, 6-5, Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln
4) Calvin Hermanson, 6-6, Lake Oswego (Ore.) High St. Mary's
5) Michael Thomas, 6-5, El Camino (Calif.) Woodland Hills
6) Nick Hornsby, 6-5, Tustin (Calif.) High
7) Noah Allen, 6-5, Salinas (Calif.) Palma Harvard
8) Brett Bailey, 6-5, Spokane (Wash.) University San Diego
9) Paul Watson, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Paradise Valley
10) Sheldon Blackwell, 6-6, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda

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