2013 West Coast Rankings: Posts

Aaron Gordon, Marcus Lee and Christian Wood are among the top power forwards and centers in the west for 2013...

The 2013 West Coast class of post prospects has some very good talent at the top of the list, but the depth is not good at all, particularly with respect to centers. Gordon is the clear-cut choice for the top spot, as he has a rare combination of power and finesse to his game. Additionally, he's an outstanding athlete, with a great motor and high skill level. He's the best prospect in the west regardless of position for 2013. Lee is a long and very athletic prospect that's just scratching the surface of his potential. While he's not yet a big-time scorer, he's got a very good feel, he's an excellent passer and an above average defender. Wood is a slender, face-up four man with a very nice stroke to three-point range. He needs some more weigh and strength before he'll be effective inside, but he's got very nice skills for a young post. Myers has some small forward attributes on offense, but may end up having to defend the four as he matures. He's got a terrific feel and he's a very good shooter to 18-20 feet. Rooks is a big-bodied post with soft hands and decent ball skills overall. He's a project at this time, but he's a big kid in a class that lacks true size.

1) Aaron Gordon, 6-7, San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty
2) Marcus Lee, 6-9, Antioch (Calif.) Deer Valley
3) Christian Wood, 6-8, Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep UNLV
4) Hunter Myers, 6-6, Minden (Nev.) Douglas
5) Kameron Rooks, 6-10, San Marcos (Calif.) Mission Hills
6) Ako Kaluna, 6-6, Santa Clarita (Calif.) West Ranch
7) Scott Woods, 6-8, Simi Valley (Calif.) Royal
8) Isaiah Ellis, 6-7, Antelope (Calif.) Antelope View Charter
9) Tanner Lancona, 6-8, Los Flores (Calif.) Tesoro
10) Stefan Jovanovic, 6-9, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery

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