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West Coast Pre-Summer Rankings: 2004 PFs

Even with <b>Marvin Williams</b> being ranked as a small forward, the list of 2004 power forwards is pretty deep. Is another Washington player, <b>Josh Heytvelt</b> at the top of this list, too? Contenders are <b>Lorenzo Mata</b>, <b> DeVon Hardin</b> and <b>Robert Rothbart</b>. <img src="http://media.theinsiders.com/Media/Other/110_pay.GIF">

Heytvelt gets the nod for the top slot due to his combination of size and skills. He has a great frame that could add muscle, he moves very well and he's an excellent shooter from the perimeter. Before he narrowed his list, he was pursued by many of the elite programs in the country.

Mata isn't yet polished offensively, but he's as active as any forward on the list, and he's a great shot blocker/rebounder. His stock went up dramatically after some great showings in the spring. Hardin is another player who isn't yet a real force on offense, but he's got a tremendous upside. He's got the best physical tools of any player in the rankings. He's got the body of a future NBA power forward. He's naturally strong, very agile and explosive off the floor. He's still learning the game, but he could be a good one eventually for Cal.

Rothbart has long been one of the more intriguing big men in this class, but he needs to step up his play and deliver on the potential. He has a tendency to drift outside and take himself out of the action. However, he's very tall, with good hands and some ball skills, so we're leaving him in our top five and we'll see how he performs this summer.

Suljagic isn't well know nationally, but he's got a nice feel for the game and he's an effective scorer in the low post.

1) Josh Heytvelt, 6-9, Clarkston (Wash.) High
2) Lorenzo Mata, 6-8, South Gate (Calif.) High
3) DeVon Hardin, 6-8, Newark (Calif.) Memorial
4) Robert Rothbart, 7-0, Cupertino (Calif.) Monta Vista
5) Damir Suljagic, 6-8, Tucson (Ariz.) Salpointe
6) Jake Beitinger, 6-8, Port Orchard (Wash.) South Kitsap
7) Brian Anderson, 6-8, Lamar (Col.) High
8) Ty Morrison, 6-7, Phoenix (Ariz.) Trevor Browne
9) Devan Evans, 6-7, Las Vegas (Nev.) Chaparral
10) Jermaine Johnson, 6-6, Orange (Calif.) High
11) Joe Gates, 6-9, Arcata (Calif.) High
12) Gyno Pomare, 6-6, Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino
13) Evan Harris, 6-7, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
14) Calvin Chitwood, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Paradise Valley
15) Andrew Strait, 6-7, Yakima (Wash.) West Valley

Other Power Forwards Of Note:

Marcus Lewis, 6-6, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly
Ryan Coldren, 6-8, Eugene (Ore.) Marist
Marlon Howe, 6-8, Fallbrook (Calif.) High
Andrew Green, 6-6, Perris (Calif.) High
David Ellis, 6-10, Sacramento (Calif.) Capital Christian
Sebastian Gobba,  6-8, Salt Lake City (Utah) Mt. Vernon
Bass Yessoufou, 6-6, San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Mission Prep
Chris Berry, 6-6, Compton (Calif.) Centennial
Michael Nunnally, 6-8, Manteca (Calif.) East Union
Bill Forelli, 6-5, Gig Harbor (Wash.) High
Jason Hopkins, 6-5, Edmonds Woodway (Wash.) High
Jordan Hasquet, 6-8, Missoula (Mont.) Sentinel
Kyle Krause, 6-7, Wasco (Calif.) Wasco Union
Devon Roberts, 6-6, Glendora (Calif.) High
Jamie Diefenbach,  6-8, Newport Beach (Calif.) Newport Harbor
Okey Mbango, 6-7, Fremont (Calif.) American
Trey Dudy, 6-8, Tarzana (Calif.) Stoneridge Prep
Rashaan Martin, 6-8, Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge
Tim Ahlering, 6-7, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High
Joe Fahnbulleh, 6-6, Van Nuys (Calif.) Montclair Prep
Xavier Kilby, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) Desert Vista
Jabari Samuel, 6-6, Tarzana (Calif.) Stoneridge Prep
Marcus King-Stockton 6-7, Denver (Col.) Colorado Academy
Julio Feliciano, 6-6, Tacoma (Wash.) Mt. Tahoma
Severin Gates, 6-7, San Diego (Calif.) University
Brandon Johnson, 6-8, Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View
Steve Breeze, 6-7, Lake Roosevelt (Wash.) High
Zach Woolridge, 6-5, Studio City (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake
Darren Fells, 6-6, Fullerton (Calif.) High
Tommy Arnold, 6-3, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Stephen Augmon, 6-4, Palo Alto (Calif.) Eastside Prep
Mike Kale 6-7, Henderson (Nev.) Coronado
Chris Davis, 6-4, Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne
Steve Derdzinski, 6-6, Gilbert (Ariz.) Highland
Sone Finister, 6-6, Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Brett Tompkins, 6-8, Battle Ground (Wash.) High
Travis Gabbidon, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) High
Andre Glenn, 6-6, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
Rodney Jones, 6-4, Berkeley (Calif.) High
Justin Mikkelson, 6-7, Sandy (Utah) Alta
Tai Westley, 6-7, Provo (Utah) High
Mel Nicholson, 6-5, Long Beach (Calif.) Millikan
Stephen Ishmael, 6-7, Redmond (Wash.) High
Devon Roberts, 6-8 Glendora (Calif.) High
Andrew Madson, 6-5, Lewiston (Idaho) High
Marcus Smyer, 6-6, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Joseph Ware, 6-4, Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington
Steven Saunders, 6-7, Calabasas (Calif.) High
Greg Walker, 6-5, Santa Monica (Calif.) High
Christian Cavanaugh, 6-8, Mill Valley (Calif.) Tamalpais
Adam Bennett, 6-7, Port Orchard (Wash.) South Kitsap

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