2009 West Coast Rankings: Small Forwards

We won't have rankings for the 2009 West Coast small forwards until after July. The group isn't filled with elite talent, but there are a few players at the top of the list that stand out from the crowd...

The small forwards in the west for 2009 are a solid group and a few
players have a chance to end up at the elite level. The top three
players at the moment are Thompson, Rudd and Hamilton. Thompson is a great-looking, long and athletic wing with a considerable upside. Thompson's progress in the last six months has been nothing short of remarkable. His skill development over that time has been as impressive as any prospect's I've seen in the time I've been doing this job. Rudd is another long and bouncy prospect with a big upside. He's got a very good body for a wing, with the ability to knock down threes and finish strong at the rim. Hamilton is currently fighting to stay in the class of 2009, as there is some question as to whether he should actually be in the 2008 class. In any event, Hamilton is a very good scorer. He's got a nice stroke to the stripe and he's very effective when given time to shoot it.


Hollis Thompson, 6-6, Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola
Victor Rudd, 6-6, Sylmar (Calif.) High
Jordan Hamilton, 6-6, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez


Chad Adams, 6-5, Albuquerque (New Mexico) Highland
Rome Draper, 6-5, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Stephen Heard, 6-6, Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan
Ken Rancifer, 6-5, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline
Jerry Brown, III, 6-5, San Francisco (Calif.) Sacred Heart
Jamaal Franklin, 6-6, Phelan (Calif.) Serrano
Keegan Hornbuckle, 6-5, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Aaron Dotson, 6-4, Seattle (Wash.) Garfield
Tyler Miller, 6-5, Chanlder (Ariz.) Basha
Eric Obeysekere, 6-6, Orinda (Calif.) Miramonte
Demetrius Walker, 6-3, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) J Serra
Chris Harriel, 6-3, San Jacinto (Calif.) High

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