Rankings: Junior Power Forwards

The junior power foward list has several players who are somewhat in between positions, which makes it difficult to forecast them at the next level. One guy who isn't a tweener is Leon Powe and he claims the top spot at the position...

The junior power forward list is led by Leon Powe, arguably one of the top ten prospects in the country. Nick Stiggers, who recently moved from Memphis to Southern California, is very skilled and can score in a variety of ways. Ekene Ebekwe is very long and has some perimeter skills, but could move up in our rankings with an improved low-post game. Trevor Ariza is a player without a true position at this point and could end up moving back to small forward. Sean Phaler is a terrific outside shooter, but needs to get stronger to guard post players at the next level.

1) Leon Powe, 6-7 Oakland (Calif.) Tech
2) Nick Stiggers, 6-8 Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep
3) Ekene Ibekwe, 6-9 Carson (Calif.) High
4) Trevor Ariza, 6-7 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
5) Sean Phaler 6-8, Villa Park (Calif.) High
6) Chad Burger, 6-6 Colorado Springs (Col.) Doherty
7) Harrison Schaen, 6-7 Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
8) Josh Kramer, 6-7 Torrey Pines (Calif.) High
9) Scott Cutley, 6-5 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
10) Chris Rucker, 6-5 Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola

Other Junior Power Forwards of Note:

Alex Bausley, 6-6 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Jonathan Jackson, 6-8 Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen
Brian Elbogen 6-7 San Ramon (Calif.) California
Oscar Edwards, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Price
Owen Olson, 6-7 San Diego (Calif.) La Costa Canyon
Mario Avery, 6-7 Quartz Hill (Calif.) High
Ray Peterson, 6-7 Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
Logan Wolf, 6-8 Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe
Ron Dunlap 6-5 Henderson Green Valley
Mark Hill 6-5 Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Donnell Wright, 6-7 Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Jacob Manning, 6-6 Tacoma (Wash.) Bellarmine Prep
Joe Brooks, 6-6 Phoenix (Ariz.) Horizon
Chad Ferguson 6-7 Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne
Ramond White 6-4 Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley
David Jones, 6-6 Santa Cruz (Calif.) Harbor
Marcus Lewis, 6-6 Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Jesse Nading, 6-5 Highlands Ranch (Col.) Thunder Ridge
Chris Childress, 6-5 Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
Jeff Williams, 6-7 Milwaukie (Ore.) La Salle
Desmond Newman, 6-6 Los Angeles (Calif.) High
Aaron Von Boeckman, 6-7 Fairfield (Calif.) Armijo
James Shoup, 6-6 Murrieta (Calif.) Murrieta Valley
Scott Ellis, 6-8 Phoenix (Ariz.) Goldwater
Kevin Chirls, 6-6 Mercer Island (Wash.) High
Kevin Neveau, 6-6 Alameda (Calif.) St. Joseph Notre Dame
Patrick Ekervo, 6-7, Hayward (Calif.) Moreau Catholic

Scout Hoops Top Stories