Post Summer Rankings: 2003 Small Forwards

While the class of 2003 isn't a particularly deep class, the small forward position does have a solid group of prospects. Dominic McGuire, Trevor Ariza and Brett Collins are among the top players...

While there are a number of terrific prospects among the small forwards, Dominic McGuire comes in at #1 due to his all-around game and athleticism. McGuire's outside shot still needs work, but he's very good in just about every other aspect of the game. The Cal Bears stole one when they got McGuire to commit early. Trevor Ariza helped his stock with a good summer. He's very good around the basket, where he uses his quick feet and length to good advantage. Brett Collins probably helped himself as much as any small forward this summer, showing off improved offensive skills and competing extremely well. Adam Morrison was snatched up early by Gonzaga and it's easy to see why. Morrison may have the best outside shot in the west and he's very crafty in finding ways to score. Justin Hawkins doesn't wow you with any highlight reel type plays, but he knows how to play the game and he makes his teammates better. With an improved outside shot, Fred Washington has a chance to move into the top four by the end of the year.

As we said, the small forward spot is a deep position in this class and there are other players after the top six who have a chance to play at the high major level as well. Whether they do so or not will depend in large part on their approach to the game. Collins, Morrison and Hawkins may not be as athletic as some of the players ranked below them, but they have a better understanding of how to play the game and, generally, they all play with more consistent effort and focus. That being said, the rest of the players in our top ten all have a chance to play at the high major level.

1) Dominic McGuire, 6-5 San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln
2) Trevor Ariza, 6-7 Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester
3) Brett Collins, 6-5 Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe
4) Adam Morrison, 6-5 Spokane (Wash.) Mead
5) Justin Hawkins, 6-6 Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
6) Fred Washington, 6-4 Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery
7) Wendell White, 6-5 Redondo Beach (Calif.) Redondo Union
8) Dorrell Wright, 6-6 Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
9) Marcus Dove, 6-7 Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan
10) Devon Evertsen, 6-6 Phoenix (Ariz.) Moon Valley
11) Bobby Nash, 6-6 Honolulu (Haw.) Iolani
12) Chris Devine, 6-7 Eagle River (Alaska) Chugiak
13) Kerry Woolridge, 6-7 San Leandro (Calif.) High
14) Tyler McGinn, 6-5 Gilbert (Ariz.) Mesquite
15) Perrin Johnson, 6-5 Claremont  (Calif.) High

Other Small Forwards of Note:

Antonio Porch, 6-6 Denver (Col.) Denver East
Derek Rasp, 6-5 Camarillo (Calif.) High
Zach Ryan, 6-6 Bakersfield (Calif.) Garces
Sam Betty, 6-6 Stockdale (Calif.) High
Ronald Ligon, 6-4 Inglewood (Calif.) High
Patrick Hannaway, 6-5 Colorado Springs (Col.) Doherty
Lance Den Boer, 6-5 Sunnyside (Wash.) Sunnyside Christian
Leon Jacobs, 6-2 Los Angeles (Calif.) Manual Arts
Jason Gilzene, 6-6 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Devin Peal, 6-4 Richmond (Calif.) Kennedy
Jason Goodman, 6-7 Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
Thomas Juillerat, 6-5 Pleasanton (Calif.) Amador Valley
Skyon Clark, 6-4 La Jolla (Calif.) High
Chris Brever, 6-6 Denver (Col.) Denver East
Richard Cobbs, 6-5 Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs
Lance Holloway 6-6 Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Shyon Clark 6-4 Las Vegas (Nev.) Desert Pines
Trayvon Williams, 6-5 Fontana (Calif.) High
Ramond White, 6-5 Las Vegas (Nev.) Green Valley
Jerrick Owens-Murray, 6-5 Richmond (Calif.) Salesian
Julian Conyers, 6-4 Milpitas (Calif.) High
Josh Flynn-Brown, 6-3 Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Josh Akwenuke, 6-4 Beaverton (Ore.) Westview
Keenan Gooch, 6-7 Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union
Mario Malave, 6-4 Emeryville (Calif.) High
Tim Dunham, 6-3 Pittsburg (Calif.) High
John Elliot, 6-3 Colony (Alaska) High
Kellen Williams, 6-4, Seattle (Wash.) Franklin
Sam Fredotovich, 6-4 San Leandro (Calif.) High
Theo White, 6-6 Sacramento (Calif.) Hiram Johnson
Jeremy Cross, 6-2 Vista (Calif.) Rancho Buena Vista
Chris Fuller 6-4 Las Vegas (Nev.) Centennial
Chris Cochran 6-5 Henderson (Nev.) Foothill
Brandon Burmeister, 6-5 Mercer Island (Wash.) High
Andy Palmer, 6-5 Washington (Utah) Pine View
Mike Scott, 6-5 Oakland (Calif.) Skyline
Reggie Smith, 6-4 San Jose (Calif.) Andrew Hill
Thomas Jullierat, 6-5 Pleasanton (Calif.) Amador Valley
Ryan Jackson 6-5 Provo (Utah) Timpview
Nick Mills, 6-5 Bellevue (Wash.) Eastside Catholic
Brian Hicks, 6-5 Monte Vista (Calif.) High
Gabe Treadwell, 6-6 Easton (Calif.) Washington Union
Nick Green 6-4 Las Vegas (Nev.) Valley
Tyrell Curry, 6-4, Tacoma (Wash.) Mt. Tahoma
Todd LaMasters 6-4 Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde
Derek Taylor, 6-5, Spokane (Wash.) Central Valley
Tom Whitehead, 6-5 St. George (Utah) Dixie
Matt Meads, 6-6 Sandy (Utah) Skyline

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