2005 West Coast Rankings: Power Forwards

Lawrence Hill, Shaun Green, Jon Brockman, Jarrel Lake and Jerry-Davon Jefferson are among the best power forwards in the west for 2005...

The 2005 West Coast power forwards feature both quality and quantity. Brockman is the best college prospect in the group. A tireless worker, Brockman is both physical and tough. He's also got good feet and more bounce than you might expect. There's a reason college coaches love this guy -- he plays the game the right way. If Brockman is the best college prospect, Jefferson is the best long-term prospect. An outstanding athlete, Jefferson is long and explosive off the floor. His perimeter skills continue to get better and it's quite possible he eventually ends up a small forward. Hill is a very safe bet to be a productive player in college. He's multi-dimensional, with the ability to play inside and out, and he's also a very smart player.He'll need to get stronger for the next level, but he's going to be a good one for StanfordGreen is a deceptive player who moves better than you think. He's got the best stroke of any big man in the west, with range well beyond the stripe. He's also a very good passer. Lake is one of the bigger sleepers in the class. He played on a low-profile club team and he's just starting to come into his own. He's got a very good body, excellent athleticism and his skills are much better than people realize. He's another player who might very well end up at the three.

1) Jon Brockman, 6-7, Snohomish (Wash.) High
2) Davon Jefferson, 6-7, Lynwood (Calif.) High
3) Lawrence Hill, 6-7, Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley
4) Shaun Green, 6-7, Salt Lake City (Utah) Olympus
5) Jarrel Lake, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
6) Ken Bowman, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington
7) Dazzmond Thornton, 6-6, Denver (Col.) Denver East
8) Dior Lowhorn, 6-6, Berkeley (Calif.) High
9) Diamon Simpson, 6-6, Hayward (Calif.) High
10) Brett Hoerner, 6-10, Fullerton (Calif.) High


Other Power Forwards of Note:

Tommy Craddock, 6-8, Everett (Wash.) Mariner
Richard Phillips, 6-6, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
Chris Osborn, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Scottsdale Christian
Brian Morris, 6-7, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
Caleb Forrest, 6-7, Pagosa Springs (Col.) High
Jarryd Gearhart, 6-7, Lakewood (Col.) Green Mountain
Philip Anderson, 6-8, La Canada (Calif.) High
Alex Tiefenthaler, 6-8, Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel
Ben Walker, 6-7, Salt Lake City (UT) Lehi
Darin Mahoney, 6-7, Heber City (Utah) Wasatch
Jamal Boykin, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Brad Hodge, 6-7, Hillsboro (Ore.) High
Jamie Jones, 6-6, El Segundo (Calif.) High
Chawn Johnson, 6-6, Antelope Valley (Calif.) High
Calvin Anderson, 6-6, Seattle (Wash.) Seattle Prep
Rashad Austin, 6-7, Claremont (Calif.) High
A.J. McCormick, 6-7, Madera (Calif.) High
Leigh Swanson, 6-7, Mountlake Terrace (Wash.) High
Matt Mgebroff, 6-6, Kent (Wash.) Kentwood
Conor Mullen, 6-5, Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea
Casey Neimeyer, 6-6, Woodland (Calif.) Woodland Christian
Enkem Ojugbok, 6-7 Phoenix (Ariz.) Scottsdale Christian
Michael Shelton, 6-5 Hawthorne (Calif.) High
Titus Shelton, 6-6, Bakersfield (Calif.) High
Michael Strittmater, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep
Theo Robertson, 6-5, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle


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