2010 West Rankings: SFs & PFs

There's a very small list of small forwards, and there aren't too many power forwards of elite caliber just yet in the west for 2010. The wing, Anthony Brown, stands out as the one guy from this list that UCLA is clearly recruiting...

SMALL FORWARDS

The 2010 small forwards in the west have yet to really separate themselves, with the exception of two players. So for now, I'm listing the two top guys -- who are clearly way ahead of everyone else -- and we'll let the rest sort themselves out in the coming year. Brown is the top ranked small forward but he really could end up playing the one, two or three. He's got the ball skills, and feel, to play the one. However, I'm not sure he'll be able to defend point guards at the next level. His body is still changing and it's tough to know just what he will look like two years from now. UCLA is definitely recruiting him. Bejarano is a very good jump-shooter and he's pretty bouncy. I didn't get to see him a lot in July, though, so I'm not sure about his ability to put the ball on the floor. In any event, he's going to be recruited at the high major level.

1) Anthony Brown, 6-5, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Ocean View
2) Daniel Bejarano, 6-4, Phoenix (Ariz.) North

OTHER SMALL FORWARDS OF NOTE:

David Black, 6-4, Piedmont (Calif.) High
Dominique Carr, 6-5, Riverside (Calif.) North
Kyle Collinsworth, 6-4, Provo (Utah) High
Jamal Ford, 6-4, Richmond (Calif.) Salesian
Bryce Jones, 6-3, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Conner Gillett, 6-5, La Mirada (Calif.) High
Ben Hayes, 6-5, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High
Garrett Jackson, 6-5, Portland (Ore.) Westview
Dominique Lee, 6-4, Berkeley (Calif.) St. Mary's
George Matthews, 6-6, Phoenix (Ariz.) St. Mary's
Moses Morgan, 6-4, Las Vegas (Nev.) Palo Verde
Desmond Simmons, 6-5, Richmond (Calif.) Salesian


POWER FORWARDS

The West Coast 2010 power forwards are just decent at this point in time. There isn't a lot of elite talent, but there are several intriguing guys outside of the top five who will end up at some level of D1 ball. Adams gets the nod for the top spot right now, but he could end up playing the five down the road. A big bodied post who is surprisngly nimble, and bouncier than you'd think, Adams can step out and shoot it pretty well from 18-20 feet. He's got very good feet and he's going to eventually be a solid low-post threat. Jones is a face-up four who likes to shoot it from three. He's got good ball skills for a big man, but does need to work on his shot selection. Panzer has a live body and very good stroke from deep. He needs to learn to play inside, but there is a considerable upside with him. Atanga is a transplant from Cameroon who plays with very good energy and toughness. Simon is another face-up four man with a nice stroke to the stripe.

1) Steven Adams, 6-7, Pasadena (Calif.) High
2) Terrance Jones, 6-7, Portland (Ore.) Jefferson
3) Kevin Panzer, 6-8, Mission Viejo (Calif.) Capistrano Valley
4) Yannick Atanga, 6-6, Ojai (Calif.) Besant Hill
5) Patrick Simon, 6-7, Ephrata (Wash.) High  Washington State

OTHER POWER FORWARDS OF NOTE:

John Bailey, 6-7, Mesa (Ariz.) Dobson
DeAndre Daniels, 6-7, Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Jordan Didier, 6-7, Phoenix (Ariz.) St. Mary's
Derek Kaster, 6-5, Moreno Valley (Calif.) Canyon Springs
Steve McClellan, 6-6, Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Kevin Mulloy, 6-6, Oxnard (Calif.) High
J.J. O'Brien, 6-6, Alta Loma (Calif.) High
Dwayne Polee, Jr., 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester  USC
Jordan Salley, 6-6, La Verne (Calif.) Lutheran


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