West Coast Class of 2006: Centers

College coaches looking for big men in the West Coast class of 2006 are in luck, as players such as Spencer Hawes, the Lopez twins, Ray Hall and Taylor Harrison lead a strong group of centers...

The West Coast centers in 2006 look to be a very strong group, led by Spencer Hawes. Brook Lopez and Robin Lopez are also elite prospects, while Ray Hall and Taylor Harrison will also draw considerable high major interest. Those five players constitute our current top five centers. The others are in no particular order.

Keep in mind that we've seen some of these players only briefly. It's quite probable that there will be major adjustments to the list at the end of July.


Spencer Hawes, 6-9, Seattle (Wash.) Seattle Prep
Brook Lopez, 6-10, Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial
Robin Lopez, 6-10, Fresno (Calif.) San Joaquin Memorial
Ray Hall, 6-9, Denver (Col.) Mullen
Taylor Harrison, 6-8 San Clemente (Calif.) High


Craig Brackins, 6-9, Lancaster (Calif.) High
Terron Sutton, 6-8, Los Angeles (Calif.) Price
Deon Thompson, 6-8, Torrance (Calif.) High
Brandon Bell, 6-6, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco
Nick Jones, 6-8, Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline
Derek Oestreicher, 6-9, Woodland (Calif.) Liberty Christian
Sean Reilly, 6-8, La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat
Matt Shaw, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
Ryan Vermeulen, 6-8, Modesto (Calif.) High
Brad Zazzara, 6-8, San Mateo (Calif.) Serra

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