West Coast 2005 Final Rankings: Power Forwards

Jon Brockman, Jerry-Davon Jefferson and Ken Bowman are among the top power forwards in the west...

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. Bowman has a very good body,excellent skills and a high upside. The knock on him is consistency but, if he gets serious about his game, he could be the best player on this list someday. 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.

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


Other Power Forwards of Note:

Jarrel Lake, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester (Fullerton)
Tommy Craddock, 6-8, Everett (Wash.) Mariner
Chris Osborn, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Scottsdale Christian (Air Force)
Brian Morris, 6-7, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
Caleb Forrest, 6-7, Pagosa Springs (Col.) High (Washington State)
Jarryd Gearhart, 6-7, Lakewood (Col.) Green Mountain (Birmingham-Southern)
Philip Anderson, 6-8, La Canada (Calif.) High
Alex Tiefenthaler, 6-8, Spanaway (Wash.) Bethel (Portland)
Ben Walker, 6-7, Salt Lake City (UT) Lehi (Air Force)
Darin Mahoney, 6-7, Heber City (Utah) Wasatch (Utah State)
Jamal Boykin, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax (Duke)
Brad Hodge, 6-7, Hillsboro (Ore.) High
Jamie Jones, 6-6, El Segundo (Calif.) High (Portland)
Chawn Johnson, 6-6, Antelope Valley (Calif.) Antelope Valley Christian (Montana State)
Calvin Anderson, 6-6, Seattle (Wash.) Seattle Prep
Rashad Austin, 6-7, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
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 (Pacific)
Enkem Ojugbok, 6-7 Phoenix (Ariz.) Scottsdale Christian
Michael Shelton, 6-5 Hawthorne (Calif.) High
Titus Shelton, 6-6, Bakersfield (Calif.) High (Cal Poly)
Michael Strittmater, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy Prep


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