West Coast 2009 Rankings: Centers

We finish up our West Coast 2009 rankings with the centers. Several prospects from the list will end up at high major programs, including Renardo Sidney, Greg Smith and Anthony Stover, among others...

The 2009 West Coast centers are a pretty solid group, with high
majors throughout the list and quality players outside of the top
ten. Sidney is easily the most talented prospect on the list. If he
can improve his approach to the game, and take care of his body, he
has a chance to be one of the best players in the class. Smith has a
great body and his skills have improved significantly in the last
year. Stover has extremely long arms and he's an excellent shot-blocker.His offensive game is still a work in progress, and he's still growing
his body, but he has quite a bit of potential. Bjornstad has legit
size and very good feet for a big man. He too is still learning how
to score around the basket, but could end up surprising people a few
years from now. Hutchinson moves very well for a big kid and he plays
hard. He's also pretty skilled for a young post

 

1) Renardo Sidney, 6-9, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
2) Greg Smith, 6-8, Vallejo (Calif.) Bethel
3) Anthony Stover, 6-9, La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance Academy
4) Steven Bjornstad, 6-10, Vancouver (Wash.) Columbia River
5) Eric Hutchinson, 6-9, Longview (Wash.) Mark Morris
6) Chris Cunningham, 6-7, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch
7) Trevor Williams, 6-9, Denver (Col.) Denver Lutheran
8) Chris Manressa, 6-7, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Tesoro  San Diego
9) Brandon Davies, 6-7, Provo (Utah) High
10) Joe Burton, 6-7, Hemet (Calif.) West Valley


OTHER CENTERS OF NOTE:


Perris Blackwell, 6-7, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Lucas Devenny, 6-7, Santa Rosa (Calif.) Piner
Ben Eisenhardt, 6-9, Bainbridge (Wash.) Bainbridge Island
Joseph Henson, 6-8, Pasadena (Calif.) High
Caleb Johnson, 6-7, Sacramento (Calif.) El Camino
Joe Kammerer, 6-8, Eugene (Ore.) North Eugene
Deandre Medlock, 6-8, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Brock Osweiler, 6-8, Flathead (Mont.) High  Arizona State


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