2009 West Rankings: Centers

The 2009 West Coast center class features such players as Renardo Sidney, Greg Smith, David and Travis Wear, and UCLA recruit Anthony Stover....

The 2009 centers in the west are a solid group, with a number of
quality prospects outside of the top ten. Sidney is the clear choice
for the top spot, based purely on his potential. Whether that potential
will ever be fully realized is an open question, but there is no
denying his upside if he ever gets serious about being a player. Smith
has great physical attributes, with huge hands and a great body, but
does need to improve his focus and approach to the game. Stover is
the best shot-blocker in the class and needs only to add some weight
and strength to develop into a solid player. Both Wears have solid
all-around skills, and very good fundamentals, but there is some
question about upside at the next level.

 

1) Renardo Sidney, 6-9, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
2) Greg Smith, 6-8, Fresno (Calif.) Edison  Fresno State
3) Anthony Stover, 6-8, La Canada (Calif.) Renaissance Academy
4) David Wear, 6-9, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei  North Carolina
5) Travis Wear, 6-9, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei  North Carolina
6) Steven Bjornstad, 6-10, Vancouver (Wash.) Columbia River
7) Joe Kammerer, 6-9, Eugene (Ore.) North Eugene
8) Chris Cunningham, 6-7, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch  Santa Clara
9) Chris Manressa, 6-7, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Tesoro  San Diego
10) Joe Burton, 6-7, Hemet (Calif.) West Valley  Oregon State

 

OTHER CENTERS OF NOTE:

Perris Blackwell, 6-7, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Etiwanda
Colin Borchert, 6-8, Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge
Lucas Devenny, 6-7, Santa Rosa (Calif.) Piner
Brandon Duliakis, 6-8, Tucson (Ariz.) Ironwood Ridge
Ben Eisenhardt, 6-9, Bainbridge (Wash.) Bainbridge Island
Joseph Henson, 6-8, Pasadena (Calif.) High
Sam Hicks, 6-8, Redding (Calif.) Liberty Christian
Eric Hutchinson, 6-9, Longview (Wash.) Mark Morris
Caleb Johnson, 6-7, Sacramento (Calif.) El Camino
DeAndre Medlock, 6-9, Fresno (Calif.) Clovis West
Zack Robbins, 6-8, Upland (Calif.) High
Trevor Williams, 6-9, Denver (Col.) Denver Lutheran


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