Post Summer Rankings: 2004 PFs

The class of 2004 power forwards in the west is exceptionally strong at the top, with arguably the top two players in the class overall coming from this position...

Marvin Williams might end up playing the three down the road, but he's an elite talent regardless of the position he plays. Williams is a great athlete, he can score inside and out, and he plays hard all the time. He is the clear-cut choice as the top prospect, regardless of position, in the west. In any other year, Josh Heytvelt would be the top prospect in the west. He's effective in the paint and he can shoot the three. Great size -- big hands and feet -- big, square shoulders and a terrific upside. Jake Beitinger has good size, moves well and is skilled with the ball. He's not on the same level as the guys above him, but he'll draw high major interest. Marcus Lewis is probably only a couple inches away from being recruited by high majors across the country. He is relentless on the boards, with an improving offensive game. Damin Suljagic has a good frame, nice hands and solid offensive skills.

1) Marvin Williams, 6-8 Bremerton (Wash.) High
2) Josh Heytvelt, 6-9 Clarkston (Wash.) High
3) Jake Beitinger, 6-8 Port Orchard (Wash.) South Kitsap
4) Marcus Lewis, 6-6 Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
5) Damin Suljagic, 6-8, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe
6) Lorenzo Mata, 6-8 South Gate (Calif.) High
7) Joe Gates, 6-9 Arcata (Calif.) High
8) Devon Hardin, 6-8 Newark (Calif.) Memorial
9) Tim Ahlering, 6-7 Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
10) Joe Fahnbulleh, 6-5 Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep

Other Power Forwards Of Note:

Marlon Howe, 6-8 Fallbrook (Calif.) High
Evan Harris, 6-6 Studio City (Calif.) Harvard Westlake
Zach Johnson, 6-8 Sacramento (Calif.) Grant
Andrew Strait, 6-7 Yakima (Wash.) West Valley
Dru Gimlin, 6-8 Quincy (Wash.) High
Xavier Kilby, 6-6 Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
Marcus King-Stockton 6-7 Denver (Col.) Colorado Academy
Michael Nunnley, 6-8 Manteca (Calif.) East Union
Tommy Arnold, 6-3 Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Stephen Augmon, 6-4 Palo Alto (Calif.) Eastside Prep
Henry Patterson, 6-5 Oxnard (Calif.) High
Mike Kale 6-7 Henderson (Nev.) Coronado
Chris Davis, 6-4 Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne
Steve Derdzinski, 6-6 Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland
Sone Finister, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Travis Gabbidon, 6-6 Phoenix (Ariz.) High
Andre Glenn, 6-6 Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
Rodney Jones, 6-4 Berkeley (Calif.) High
Justin Mikkelson, 6-7 Sandy (Utah) Alta
Mel Nicholson, 6-5 Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan
Devon Roberts, 6-8 Glendora (Calif.) High
Marcus Smyer, 6-6 Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Travonne Vickers, 6-3 Inglewood (Calif.) Morningside
Joseph Ware, 6-4 Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington

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