Rankings: Senior SGs & SFs

Evan Burns holds on to the top spot among SFs, but the gap isn't as big to #2. Meanwhile, Hassan Adams is clearly the top shooting guard...

The top of the shooting guard rankings stay the same, with Hassan Adams maintaining a firm hold on the number one spot. Jayson Obazuaye moves up a few spots after a terrific performance in the Las Vegas Holiday Prep Classic. Antonio Lawrence makes his first appearance in our rankings since moving to the West Coast. Some readers may be suprised that he's not higher, given the national hype, but we feel he has a ways to go in his development and understanding of the game. He's a terrific athlete with a considerable upside but, taking everything into consideration, we don't see him as a better prospect than those who are ranked ahead of him.

1) Hassan Adams, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
2) Brandon Heath, 6-2 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
3) Josh Davis, 6-5 Sacramento (Calif.) Elk Grove
4) Brandon Lincoln, 6-3 Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
5) Derek Stockalper, 6-4 Carlsbad (Calif.) High
6) Jordan Kent, 6-4 Eugene (Ore.) Churchill
7) Richard Chaney, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei
8) Jayson Obazuaye, 6-3 San Jose (Calif.) Andrew Hill
9) Antonio Lawrence, 6-4 Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial
10) Marcelus Kemp, 6-3 Seattle (Wash.) Garfield
11) Bryson Krueger, 6-4 Phoenix (Ariz.) Mt. Pointe
12) John Haywood, 6-4 La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat
13) Michael Hubbard, 6-3 Bellflower (Calif.) High
14) Donovan Morris, 6-3 Cajon (Calif.) High
15) Lenny Collins, 6-3 Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
16) Brandon Rohe, 6-3 Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
17) Jeremy Haggerty, 6-4 Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
18) Anthony Grant, 6-4 Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
19) Brandon Worthy, 6-2 San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove
20) Nick Hammer, 6-5 St. George (Utah) Snow Canyon

Other Senior Shooting Guards of Note:

Chase Griffin, 6-2 Redmond (Wash.) Eastlake
Steve Cotton, 6-2 San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Franklin Robinson, 6-2 Sylmar (Calif.) High
Derron Putnum, 6-3 Anaheim (Calif.) Canyon
Giovanni St. Amant, 6-2 Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Pete DeCasas, 6-2, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
Duke Biggers, 6-1 Mercer Island (Wash.) High
Dan Nwaelele, 6-4 Kenmoor (Wash.) Inglemoor
Joe Heaton, 6-3 Reno (Nev.) Galena
Travis Bunker, 6-3 Beaver (Utah) High
Kevin Tempest, 6-3 Mercer Island (Wash.) High
Kendrick Holley, 6-4 Steilacom (Wash.) High
Raymond Butler, 6-2 Seattle (Wash.) Ballard
Benas Veikalas, 6-3 San Diego (Calif.) Horizon
Joseph Abrahams, 6-3 Santa Monica (Calif.) Crossroads
Khalid Jones, 6-2 Inglewood (Calif.) Morningside
Matt McCraw, 6-1 Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
Johnny Wheeler, 6-4 Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne
Geoffrey Clayton, 6-3 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
Jack Daniels, 6-3, Mesa (Ariz.) Dobson
Matt Sweany, 6-2 Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
Dino Wilburn, 6-2 Pasadena (Calif.) High
Kevin Stacey, 6-2 Mission Viejo (Calif.) High
Bryan Erickson, 6-3 Salt Lake City (Utah) Granger
Gavin Lee, 6-3 Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery
Caleb Frazier, 6-3 Seattle (Wash.) Prep
Aaron White, 6-3 Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
Jake Franzen, 6-3 Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
Victor Makinde, 6-2 Phoenix (Ariz.) Paradise Valley
Ryan Johnson, 6-4 Palos Verdes (Calif.) Peninsula
Leon Rosborough, 6-3 Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs
Chris Ingrim, 6-2 Avondale (Ariz.) Westview
Danny Robertson, 6-3 Provo (Utah) High
Daniel Lovato, 6-2 Albuquerque (New Mexico) St. Pius
Junior Woods, 6-3 Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
Sam Kelly, 6-3 South Salem (Ore.) High
Stephen Graybill, 6-2, Goleta (Calif.) Dos Pueblos
Greg Ricker, 6-2 Seattle (Wash.) Prep
Brant Minor, 6-2 Grants Pass (Ore.) High
Rummel Clark, 6-3 Cajon (Calif.) High
Nick Porter, 6-2 Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines
Johnnie Bryant, 6-2 Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Willie Polk, 6-3 Phoenix (Ariz.) Deer Valley
Quinone Williams, 6-1 Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
Marvin Lea, 6-2 Riverside (Calif.) Poly
Matt Englund, 6-2, Federay Way (Wash.) Thomas Jefferson
Bobby Cole, 6-3 Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
Jonathan Crudup, 6-2 Seattle (Wash.) Cleveland
Ezra Kiedrowski, 6-1 Lodi (Calif.) High
Ahnel Butler, 6-2 Seattle (Wash.) Ballard
Mike Dresser 6-2 Orangevale (Calif.) Casa Roble
Tim Jones, 6-1 Glendale (Ariz.) Ironwood
Chris Robinson, 6-3 La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day
Robbie Neyland, 6-4 La Canada (Calif) High

While Evan Burns is still the #1 small forward in the west coast, his lead is narrowing. While Burns is incredibly talented, and far more than anyone else on this list, there is some cracks in the armor.  There is now, after a few years of watching Burns play, a question of whether he will bring the intensity, drive and determination to live up to his potential on the next level. With how talented he is, it would be a glorious thing to see the potential actually come to fruition. In the meantime, Brandon Roy is getting better and better up in the Northwest, and does have intensity and consistency. Marquis Kately is in the upper echelon of athletes, not only on the west coast, but in the country. Josh Rhodes would have a chance to be at the top of this list if he could bring it every time he's on the court. Justin Holt is probably a combo forward, and could very likely end up playing more on the baseline at Oregon State. But he has good perimeter skills and quickness and be very versatile on the next level.

 1) Evan Burns, 6-7 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
2) Brandon Roy, 6-5, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield
3) Marquis Kately, 6-5 San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan
4) Josh Rhodes, 6-6 Santa Cruz (Calif.) High
5) Justin Holt, 6-6 Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln
6) Serge Angounou, 6-5, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Rio Grande
7) Johnny Dukes, 6-7, Rialto (Calif.) Eisenhower
8) Brandon Bowman, 6-6 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
9) Marc Pratt, 6-5 Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
10) Bobby Jones, 6-6 Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
11) Reggie Butler, 6-5 Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
12) Bryant Markson, 6-6 Monrovia (Calif.) High
13) Michael Efevberha, 6-4 Pomona (Calif.) Ganesha
14) Joel Smith, 6-5 Lompoc (Calif.) High
15) Dante Sawyer, 6-5 San Francisco (Calif.) McAteer
16) Cody Horning, 6-7 Longmont (Col.) High
17) Jordan Rush, 6-5 Santa Monica (Calif.) Crossroads
18) Julius Keeler, 6-5, Escondido (Calif.) High
19) Pablo Dresie, 6-4 Santa Monica (Calif.) High
20) Nate Carter, 6-6 San Diego (Calif.) Horizon

Other Senior Small Forwards of Note:

Shaddean Aaron, 6-5 Claremont (Calif.) High
Louis Darby, 6-4 Sylmar (Calif.) High
Mike Strawberry, 6-4, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Steve Panawek, 6-5 Orinda (Calif.) Miramonte
Keith Everage, 6-5 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Anthony Fuller, 6-4, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Manzano
Nick Debban, 6-5 Clovis (Calif.) High
McCade Olsen, 6-6, Riverton (Utah) High
Matt Alleman 6-5 Elko (Nev.) High
Jasha Blunt, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Tye-Juan Hatter, 6-7 Upland (Calif.) High
Tay Matthews, 6-5 Las Vegas (Nev.) Western
John Wagner, 6-6 Lakewood (Calif.) High
Donald Wilson, 6-3 Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
Justin Glover, 6-5 Portland (Ore.) Grant
Marcus Steele, 6-5, Stanwood (Wash.) High
Kyle Hunt, 6-7 Gilbert (Ariz.) High
Aquil Hall-Bey, 6-4 San Jose (Calif.) Oak
Sterling Burns, 6-4 Compton (Calif.) Centennial
Scott Dougherty, 6-5 Portland (Ore.) Jesuit
Dominic Freeman, 6-4 Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan
Tony Mellum, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor
Tyler Hayes, 6-5 Bend (Ore.) High
Brad Ruffner, 6-6 Provo (Utah) Timpview
Anthony Williams, 6-5 San Jose (Cal

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