Final 2005 West Coast Rankings: Small Forwards

Martell Webster, Micah Downs and Larry Gurganious are among the top small forwards in the west...

The 2005 West Coast small forwards are a solid group, with a number of high major prospects in the top ten. After a couple injuries during his junior season, Webster looked to be close to 100% this year. He's got a great body and a very good shot with excellent range. He's probably the guy on this list most ready to play right away in college. Downs has an excellent combination of athleticism, length, skill level and upside. Downs is a very good three-point shooter, but he can also score from a number of spots on the floor. He's a good defender and a very good shot blocker for a wing.  Gurganious is the best athlete among the three men in the west. He's very quick and explosive off the floor. His ball-handling has improved dramatically in the last year and he gets to the basket frequently off the wing. With a more  consistent shot, he has a chance to be one of the elite players in this class from the west. Williams has good length and he's also a nice athlete. He's most effective slashing to the basket, but his outside shot also needs some work. O'Leary has a very versatile game. He can shoot the three, handles well for his size and he'll rebound. He's also got some toughness and competes well.

1) Martell Webster, 6-7, Seattle (Wash.) Seattle Prep (Washington)
2) Micah Downs, 6-7, Kirkland (Wash.) Juanita (Kansas)
3) Larry Gurganious, 6-4, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's (Gonzaga)
4) Marcus Williams, 6-6, Seattle (Wash.) Roosevelt (Arizona)
5) Ian O'Leary, 6-6, Woodland (Calif.) Woodland Christian (St. Mary's)
6) Marcus Johnson, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester (UConn)
7) Ray Murdoch, 6-4, Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle (San Diego)
8) Joe Darger, 6-6, Riverton (Utah) High (UNLV)
9) Jerard Moret, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester (Fullerton)
10) Travis Pinick, 6-6, Orange (Calif.) Orange Lutheran (Yale)

Other Small Forwards of Note:

Ryan Dermody 6-6, Loveland (Col.) High (colorado)
Kyle Spain, 6-5, Newark (Calif.) Newark Memorial (San Diego St.)
Tommy McMahon, 6-6, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra (Pennsylvania)
Jeremy Reedal, 6-5, Beaverton (Ore.) Aloha (Fairfield)
Ray Reese, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
Gerard Anderson, 6-4, Los Angeles(Calif.) Verbum Dei
Brandon Anderson, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei
Tyler Nixon, 6-5, Buckley (Wash.) White River
Milton Brown, 6-3, El Cerrito (Calif.) High
Marcus Carson, 6-3, Richmond (Calif.) Salesian
Jason Deutchman, 6-4, Santa Monica (Calif.) High
Cole Forbrig, 6-5, Phoenix (Ariz.) Thunderbird
Savoy Fraine, 6-6, Granada Hills (Calif.) High
Jason Heard, 6-4, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Deweese Hughes, 6-4, Hercules (Calif.) High
Arturas Lazdauskas, 6-6, Hollywood (Calif.) High
Marcus Palmer, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Price
Jordan Warren, 6-5, Woodland Hills (Calif.) El Camino Real
Alex White, 6-5, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Rio Grande
Devonte Thomas, 6-4, Fremont (Calif.) JFK
Tanner McIntosh, 6-5, La Grande (Ore.) Imbler
Andre Hines, 6-5, Denver (Col.) East
Kevin McDowell, 6-5, Santa Barbara (Calif.) High
Theo Robertson, 6-5, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle (California)

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