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SoCalHoops Class Of 2000:
Top Power Forwards & Posts--(Oct. 29, 1999)

We've selected the top players that we know about for the Class of 2000. With these two positions though, we've only got one group for centers, and that's because there just aren't many in the class. With the power forwards, we've also got a more limited number of groups than with the other positions in the class:  The "Best", which is the first group of Top 20 players, are guys who will, in our view,  be most likely to get D-I scholarship offers, ranging from the high-majors to low D-I, and we think many of them will sign by the time the spring signing is concluded;   the second group is the "Best of the Rest" which is a group of players who we believe might get D-I offers, but some could be D-II, or D-III players.  Of course regardless of what group a player is in, there will be some who (whether we think they are D-I material or not) will not qualify and wind up going the JUCO route; some might even end up in prep schools doing a 5th year to enhance their recruiting. 

But the general idea behind the lists, at least for the seniors, is that most of these guys by now have been identified and recruited to varying degrees by the college coaches, and most of them have the skills, athleticism, and experience to be considered college prospects.   Those who have already committed as of the date of this list above, are identified as such and the college selection is listed in red.  We'll continue to update this as news of commitments or signings take place.

We are going to continue to be somewhat unconventional and will not use numerical rankings. Why not use numerical rankings?  Because college coaches make their own evaluations, and the point of our lists is not to "rank" players, but to get the word out about players to those who are in a position to actually recruit them, i.e.,  the college coaches.  Most club coaches, high school coaches, recruiting services, and other players already know about the guys listed here, and likewise, everyone's got an opinion of who is "best" or "better" than the next guy.  The only opinion though which really counts is the college coaches', so we'll leave the "ranking" to them. 

We cannot claim to have seen every player in SoCal in the senior class, but we've seen most of the top players. The list include players from Fresno in the North, to San Diego in the South, i.e., the entire SoCal region.  Each player is listed at his primary position. If you don't see a player on a list where you'd expect, look at another position because he may be listed elsewhere.   Lastly, if we've left a player off the list, it may or may not be an oversight, but if you think someone deserves to be on the list who isn't shown, just let us know.  Here are the Top Post Players and Power Forwards in SoCal in the Class of 2000:

SoCalHoops Top Senior Centers/Post Players
(Class of 2000)

James Cady (6'-10" Sr. C) Stockdale--uncommitted
Ronald Coleman (6'-8" Sr. PF/C) SD Horizon--uncommitted
Justin Garcia (7'-1" Sr. C) Jurupa Valley--uncommitted
Daniel Melton (6'-9" Sr. C) Loara--uncommitted
Aerick Sanders (6'-10" Sr. C/PF) Serra--San Diego State
DeMarcus Williams (6'-8" Sr. C/PF) Upland--uncommitted
Andrew Zahn (6'-9" Sr. C/PF) Redondo Union--uncommitted


SoCalHoops Top 20 Senior Power Forwards
(Class of 2000)

Keith Brooks (6'-6" Sr. PF) Dominguez--uncommitted
Travon Bryant (6'-8" Sr. PF/SF) LB Jordan--uncommitted
Chris Davis (6'-7" Sr. PF) Crenshaw--uncommitted
Adam Drell (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) Chatsworth--uncommitted
Jeff Grgas (6'-8" Sr. PF) Los Alamitos--uncommitted
Gregg Guenther (6'-8" Sr. PF) Taft--USC
Jammie Harris (6'-7" Sr. PF/SF) Canoga Park--uncommitted
James Johnson (6'-7" Sr. PF) Stockdale--uncommitted
Jason Johnson (6'-8" Sr. PF) Upland --uncommitted
Othel Johnson (6'-7" Sr. SF/SG) Price--uncommitted
Will Kimble (6'-8" Sr. PF) SB Pacific--Pepperdine University
Chris Lopez (6'-7" Sr. PF) Fresno Edison--uncommitted
Vili Morton (6'-7" Sr. PF) Twentynine Palms--uncommitted
Eugene Moore (6'-8" Sr. PF) LA Washington Prep--uncommitted
Chris Neff (6'-8" Sr. PF) Bishop's--uncommitted
Joe Travis (6'-8" Sr. PF) Long Beach Poly--uncommitted
Chris Walton (6'-8" Sr. PF) USDHS--San Deigo State
Kam Walton (6'-8" Sr. PF) USDHS--uncommitted
Donald Williams (6'-5" Sr. PF) La Canada--uncommitted
Jamaal Williams (6'-6" Sr. PF) St. Augustine

SoCalHoops Best of the Rest
Top Senior Power Forwards
(Class of 2000) 

Zach Balver (6'-7" Sr. PF) Indio--uncommitted
Jim Bosma (6'-3" Sr. PF) Capo Valley--uncommitted
Ken Carter (6'-7" Sr. PF/C) Los Alamitos --uncommitted
Peter Dalrymple (6'-8" Sr. PF/C) Moorpark --uncommitted
Dewayne Harris (6'-7" Sr. PF) Gardena--uncommitted
Jim Kresl (6'-8" Sr. PF/C) Long Beach Poly--uncommitted
Adam Olson (6'-7" Sr. PF/C) USDHS--uncommitted
Garreth Reed (6'-8" Sr. PF) Montclair HS--uncommitted
Duncan Reid (6'-6" Sr. PF) Glendora--uncommitted
Eric Roller (6'-3" Sr. PF) North Hollywood--uncommitted
Andrew Simon (6'-8" Sr. PF/C) Damien--uncommitted
Justin Tidwell (6'-8" Sr. PF) Quartz Hill--uncommitted

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