Rankings: Junior Centers

We conclude our rankings for the junior class with the center position. David Padgett is the #1 center in the west and he's also among the best in the country...

The center position is not especially deep, but there are still several potential high major prospects in our rankings. David Padgett is the clear-cut choice for the top spot. An active big man, who knows the game and is willing to bang, Padgett ranks among the nation's top post prospects. Coming in at #2 is Stefan Zimmerman, who made a very early commitment to Rick Majerus and Utah. Mitch Platt is ranked third and he has good size, a decent shot and pretty good hands. Mohammed Abukar is a slender post player with very good skills, including a nice outside shot. Rounding out the top five, Liam Hughes is very raw, but also very big and he's made considerable progress from last summer.

1) David Padgett, 6-10 Reno (Nev.) High
2) Stefan Zimmerman, 6-10 Orem (Utah) Mountain View
3) Mitch Platt, 6-9 Las Vegas (Nev.) Green Valley
4) Mohammed Abukar, 6-8 San Diego (Calif.) Rancho Bernardo
5) Liam Hughes, 7-0 Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
6) Marcus Isaac, 6-9 Peoria (Ariz.) High
7) Hans Gasser, 6-8 Issaquah (Wash.) High
8) Levar Halsell, 6-9 San Leandro (Calif.) High
9) Zach Proett, 6-9 Spokane (Wash.) Mt. Spokane
10) Vince Scott, 6-9 Phoenix (Ariz.) Greenway

Other Junior Centers of Note:

Maurice Shaw, 6-8 Fresno (Calif.) High
Garrick McDowell, 6-11 Gridley (Calif.) High
Charles Woodruff, 6-9 Portland (Ore.) Roosevelt
Jarrod Boswell, 6-10 Lakeside (Calif.) El Capitan
Michael Thompson, 6-8 Bakersfield (Calif.) East Bakersfield
Igor Fishbeyn, 6-9 San Francisco (Calif.) Lincoln
Tim Krug, 6-8 Chandler (Ariz.) Valley Christian
Mike Weitzeil, 6-8 Orem (Utah) Timpanogos
Jason Mgebroff, 6-9 Tacoma (Wash.) Kentwood

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