2009 West Rankings: PFs

The top power forwards in the west for 2009 include Brendan Lane, Brandon Daview, Vander Joaquim and Reeves Nelson, among others...

The power forwards in the west are a very talented group, with
high major players deep into the list. Lane gets the nod for the
top spot due to combination of length, skills and upside. Joaquim
moved to the U.S. from Angola last year and he's still adjusting
to the American game. However, he has quite a bit of potential and
could end up a terrific player at Nebraska. Davies moves very well
for a kid his size and he can score in a variety of ways. Rudd has
small forward skills at the offensive end, but probably ends up
defending the four at the next level. Nelson has the potential to
be the kind of rugged rebounder that Ben Howland loves at UCLA.


1) Brendan Lane, 6-8, Rocklin (Calif.) High  UCLA 
2) Vander Joaquim, 6-9, El Cajon (Calif.) Christian  Nebraska
3) Brandon Davies, 6-7, Provo (Utah) High
4) Victor Rudd, 6-8, Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep
5) Reeves Nelson, 6-6, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian  UCLA
6) Derrick Williams, 6-7, La Mirada (Calif.) High
7) Kyle Richardson, 6-6, Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair
8) Devonte Elliott, 6-9, Paramount (Calif.) High
9) Tony Freeland, 6-5, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
10) Bak Bak, 6-8, Sun Valley (Calif.) Village Christian


OTHER POWER FORWARDS OF NOTE:

D'Sean Anderson, 6-6, Inglewood (Calif.) High
Nate Austin, 6-8, Highland (Utah) Lone Peak
Andy Brown, 6-8, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Niyi Harrison, 6-7, San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep  Santa Clara
Stephen Heard, 6-6, Long Beach (Calif.) Jordan
Kawhi Leonard, 6-5, Riverside (Calif.) King
Felix Mapanda, 6-5, Modesto (Calif.) Patterson
Alex Osborne, 6-6, West Hollywood (Calif.) Pacific Hills
Marcus Ruppel, 6-6, Glendale (Ariz.) Deer Valley
D.J. Shelton, 6-7, Bakersfield (Calif.) East Bakersfield
Alec Williams, 6-5, San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) JSerra  San Diego State
Thurman Woods, 6-5, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez


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