West Coast 2006 Power Forwards

Mason Maynard, a 6-8 PF from Mountain Ridge tabbed at #9...

The West Coast power forward class is a bit down in 2006, with a limited number of high major prospects. Keefe is the clear-cut choice for the top spot. He's the best rebounder in the west and the consummate team player. He's got a nice stroke to the three-point line and he's also a very good shot blocker. Schreiber moved to the U.S. from Sweden a little over a year ago and it looks like he's just now starting to get acclimated to the American style of play. He's got a very good frame, excellent feet and a high skill level. Lawson is a promising big man who has been under the radar until now. He's somewhat inexperienced, but has the potential to turn into a very nice player eventually. Parker is a skilled, face-up four man who might play some three. He's got an excellent feel for the game and competes well. Niedermeyer is as fundamentally sound as any player in the west. He's got excellent ball skills and can play inside or away from the basket.

1) James Keefe, 6-8, Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita
2) Andreas Schreiber, 6-8, Los Angeles (Calif.) Brentwood
3) Kenny Lawson, 6-8, Oceanside (Calif.) Vista
4) Grant Parker, 6-6, Greenwood (Col.) Cherry Creek
5) Ethan Niedermeyer, 6-6, Concord (Calif.) De La Salle
6) Kyle Austin, 6-6, Pasadena (Calif.) High
7) Lindsay Robinson, 6-8, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fremont
8) Shawn Imadiyi, 6-6, Tempe (Ariz.) Corona del Sol
9) Mason Maynard, 6-8, Glendale (Ariz.) Mountain Ridge
10) Luis Toledo, 6-7, Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian
11) Andre McFarland, 6-5, Las Vegas (Nev.) Durango
12) Ricky Boyles, 6-6, Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington Prep
13) Gilroy Hemsley, 6-7, Los Angeles (Calif.) Fairfax
14) Kyle Coston, 6-6, Blaine (Wash.) Lynden
15) Will Donahue, 6-6, Mesa (Ariz.) Dobson

Other Power Forwards Of Note:

Tyrone Armstrong, 6-6, Paso Robles (Calif.) High
Matt Lagrone, 6-8, San Diego (Calif.) H-Town
Jason Grisby, 6-6, Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd
Anthony Allen, 6-7, Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union
Marcus Guffey, 6-7, Everett (Wash.) Cascade
David Ausberry, 6-5, Lemoore (Calif.) High
Daniel Brady, 6-6, Lake Oswego (Ore.) High
Jaron Devine, 6-6, Pomona (Calif.) High
David Jackson, 6-8, Tucscon (Ariz.) Rincon
Charles Johnson, 6-6, Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey
Michael McLaughlin, 6-6, Hillsboro (Ore.) High
Josh Nuttall, 6-6, West Jordan (Utah) Copper Hills
David Renfroe, 6-5, Pomona (Calif.) Diamond Ranch
Drew Smith, 6-7, Riverside (Calif.) King
Julius Thomas, 6-5, Lodi (Calif.) Tokay

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