2008 West Coast Rankings: Power Forwards

The power forwards in the west for 2008 have several intruiging prospects at the top of the list. The top-ranked player is going to be playing close to home in the WAC, while the next couple guys are receiving multiple high major looks...

The 2008 power forwards in the west are a solid group, if a little
lacking in a elite talent. Babbitt is easily the most skilled player
in the group, with the ability to play on the perimeter or in the
paint. Babbitt is a very accurate shooter to byond the stripe and
he can also score in the low post. Breshers is a low-post player who
has a signifcant upside. An excellent shot-blocker, Breshers has very
long arms that allow him to play bigger than his height. Czyz is a very bouncy and active player who is just starting to realize his potential. Bostic is a young-looking post who might have as much upside as any player on this list. His skills are still very raw, but Bostic could be an outstanding player in a few years. Otis is another under-sized post who still manages to be effective in the post. Otis has very good feet and he's an oustanding ball-handler.

1) Luke Babbitt, 6-7, Reno (Nev.) Galena  Nevada
2) Tyreese Breshers, 6-6, Los Angeles (Calif.) Price
3) Olek Czyz, 6-7, Reno (Nev.) High
4) Michael Bostic, 6-6, Ontario (Calif.) Colony
5) Frank Otis, 6-5, Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds
6) Trevor Noonan, 6-7, Broomfield (Col.) Legacy
7) Tyree McCrary, 6-7, San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove
8) Renaldo Woolridge, 6-8, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard Westlake
9) Kyle Caldwell, 6-7, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor
10) Terrell Chandler, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Pacific Hills

 

OTHER POWER FORWARDS OF NOTE:

James Albright, 6-5, Oakland (Calif.) Fremont
Enoch Andoh, 6-7, San Jose (Calif.) Mitty
Ricky Calvin, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Carl Hayden
Jorge Camacho, 6-6, San Francisco (Calif.) Riordan
David Cone, 6-7, Paso Robles (Calif.) High
Justin Coughlin, 6-7, Yuma (Col.) High
Taylor Darby, 6-7, San Diego (Calif.) Mission Hills
Lorenzo Dobson, 6-7, Gilroy (Calif.) High
Trey Eckloff, 6-9, Englewood (Col.) Cherry Creek
Mitch Florence, 6-7, Kaysville (Utah) Davis
Deshaun Freeman, 6-6, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger
Aaron Fuller, 6-7, Mesa (Ariz.) High
Gerald Hill, 6-5, Tacoma (Wash.) Curtis
Ali Langford, 6-6, Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton
Renado Parker, 6-5, Kent (Wash.) Kentridge
Eugene Phelps, 6-5, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Dominic Powell, 6-7, Palo Alto (Calif.) High
Mike Proctor, 6-7, Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
Alex Renneman, 6-6, Vancouver (Wash.) Skyview
Joseph Richard, 6-5, San Bernardino (Calif.) Arroyo Valley
Julian Scott, 6-7, Sacramento (Calif.) Inderkum
Austin Smith, 6-9, Tucson (Ariz.) Mountain View
Nick Thompson, 6-6, Clearfield (Utah) High
Kevin Young, Jr., 6-7, Perris (Calif.) High


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