2009 West Coast Rankings: Centers

There are very few top prospects currently in the 2009 West Coast class of centers. There is quality at the very top, though, as the number one prospect also happens to be the top guy on Scout.com's national list of prospects...

The 2009 center class in the west is currently a small group, but
there will undoubtedly be some more guys that emerge in July. The easy choice for the top prospect is Sidney. He could play either power forward or center in college, but we'll list him among the fives for now. His skill level, though, is definitely good enough to play the four. He's got a very nice stroke with three-point range and he handles the ball well for his size. With continued development, he figures to be a guy that isn't in college long. Smith is a very interesting young prospect who is just starting to come into his own. He's got a great frame, with huge feet and long arms. He moves very well for his size and he's got good hands. If he develops the way we think he will, look for Smith to be recruited by top programs across the country. We didn't get a long look at Osweiler in the spring, but he's a big kid who appeared to have good hands and feet. We could see why Gonzaga snapped him up early.


TOP CENTERS:

Renardo Sidney, 6-9, Lakewood (Calif.) Artesia
Greg Smith, 6-8, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Brock Osweiler, 6-8, Flathead (Mont.) High

 

OTHER CENTERS OF NOTE:

Anthony Stover, 6-8, La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance Academy
Chris Cunningham, 6-7, Diamond Bar (Calif.) Diamond Ranch
Joe Burton, 6-7, Hemet (Calif.) High
Caleb Johnson, 6-7, Sacramento (Calif.) El Camino
Deandre Matlock, 6-8, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Lucas Devenny, 6-7, Santa Rosa (Calif.) Piner
Trevor Williams, 6-9, Denver (Col.) St. Mary's


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