2010 West Recruiting: Centers

College coaches looking for centers in the West Coast class of 2010 may want to consider other parts of the country. The 2010 group of big men in the west is not promising as of now...

The 2010 centers in the west are a very thin group, with few guys who project as high major prospects at this time. Smith is the easy choice for the top spot, due to his superior skill level, great hands and excellent approach to the game. Tyler has the size and frame that you're looking for in a big-time post, but his approach to the game needs to improve. His skills have not really developed in the last year and he has a long way to go before he's ready to play in college.Fajemisin is a raw, but very large, young post prospect. Whether he develops the skills to play at a high level remains to be seen, but he does have potential. Kirk is still growing into his body, but does have a decent touch around the basket and fairly good skill level.

1) Josh Smith, 6-9, Kent (Wash.) Kentwood
2) Jeremy Tyler, 6-9, San Diego (Calif.) High
3) Simi Fajemisin, 6-9, Lynwood (Wash.) High
4) Alex Kirk, 6-10, Los Alamos (New Mexico) High


James "Deuce" Johnson, 6-5, North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall
Dennis Kramer, 6-8, Carlsbad (Calif.) La Costa Canyon
Johnny McArthur, 6-7, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
Ryan Okwudibonye, 6-6, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Ocean View
Richard Solomon, 6-7, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery
Erik Swoope, 6-5, North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard-Westlake

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