West Coast 2011 Rankings: Small Forwards

The top small forwards in the west for 2011 include Juan Anderson, Kevin Bailey and Amir Garrett, among others...

The position of small forward in the west for 2011 is not real deep and it's just a decent group overall. Anderson is the clear-cut choice for the top spot. An above-average athlete, Anderson is a versatile prospect with good ball skills, a very good feel for the game and a significant upside. He's just a fair shooter, but his mechanics aren't bad and he should improve over time. Garrett is an athletic lefty with the ability to score in a variety of ways. His decision-making needs to get better, but he has the potential to be a good scorer at the next level. Bailey is a terrific athlete with the potential to be a very good defender. His shot needs a lot of work, but he's got the body and athleticism to play at the high major level. Simpson is a very intriguing prospect that does a little bit of everything. He's always around the ball, he defends well and his skills are coming along. Wesley is a bit of a tweener with some power forward attributes, but he's a gamer and finds a way to make plays.

1) Juan Anderson, 6-5, Castro Valley (Calif.) High
2) Amir Garrett, 6-5, Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep
3) Kevin Bailey, 6-5, Clovis (Calif.) Clovis East
4) Rasean Simpson, 6-5, San Diego (Calif.) Lincoln
5) Byron Wesley, 6-4, San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon USC
6) Dillon Biggs, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
7) Chris Reed, 6-5, Castro Valley (Calif.) High
8) Damani Coley, 6-6, Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln
9) Dominique Dunning, 6-4, Corona (Calif.) Corona Centennial New Mexico
10) Mervyn Lindsey, 6-5, Riverside (Calif.) JW North

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