Post Summer Rankings: Senior Centers

A few new discoveries and a few prospects blowing up in July make the list much improved over spring. Matt Haryasz, Ryan Hollins and Chris Ayer give some high-major support to DeAngelo Collins...

Even after the July evaluation, having discovered a few good post players and a couple others blowing up, it is still a pretty dramatically poor year for centers on the west coast. As we stated in the spring rankings, many players are getting recruiting attention from a higher level of school than they would have in any other year.

DeAngelo Collins had a great ABCD camp, where he easily played the best basketball of his life. He showed more post moves in one game at ABCD than he has in months. Then, he decided to take the rest of the summer off. Probably among the two or three hottest players on the west coast is Matt Haryasz, who went from a low- to mid-major to a solid high-major, all in the course of a couple of days. He has athleticism, skills and smarts, just needs to get bigger. Ryan Hollins also had a similar July experience to Haryasz. Athletic and long, Hollins just needs experience and he has a chance to play effectively at the high-major level. Chris Ayer improved his stock tremendously, being probably the real, true, space-eating post player among the group. No one plays harder and has more athletic gifts than Moulaye Niang, who's getting some high-major looks nationally. Steven Cobbley didn't play this summer, which hurt his stock a bit, but he still has a combination of size, athleticism and skills.

1) DeAngelo Collins, 6-9 Inglewood (Calif.) High

2) Matt Haryasz, 6-9, Page (Ariz.) High

3) Ryan Hollins, 6-10, Pasadena (Calif.) Muir

4) Chris Ayer, 6-10, Tucson (Ariz.) Flowing Wells

5) Moulaye Niang, 6-10, El Cajon (Calif.) Christian

6) Steven Cobbley, 6-10 Pocatello (Ida.) Highland

7) Thomas Shewmake, 6-9 Cathedral City (Calif.) High

8) Kevin Field, 6-10 Tacoma (Wash.) Wilson

9) Maurier Angui, 6-11 Phoenix (Ariz.) Washington

10) Brian Hutt, 6-9 Wheat Ridge (Col.) High

11) Erik Fiegi, 6-9 Medford (Ore.) South Medford

12) J.R. Moore, 6-8 Portland (Ore.) Benson Tech

13) Paul Meynen, 6-10 Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union

14) Chris Botez, 6-9 Portland (Ore.) Madison

15) Kelly Orchard, 6-9 Bountiful (Utah) High

Senior Centers of Note:

Paul Butorac, 6-9 Medical Lake (Wash.) High
Sebastian Anderle, 6-11 Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep
Curtis Battles, 6-9, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
Jim McDonald, 6-11 Denver (Col.) Regis
Dustin Berger, 7-0 Clear Lake (Calif.) High
Blaise Louh, 6-9 Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep
Matt Salinas, 6-8 La Habra (Calif.) Sonora
Joe Oakes, 6-8 Port Angeles (Wash.) High
Steve Groath, 7-0 Pleasanton (Calif.) Amador
Chris Holm, 6-10, Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley

Ryan Schwartz, 6-6 Denver (Col.) Kennedy


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