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SoCalHoops Class Of 2000:
Top Wings/Small Forwards--(Oct. 29, 1999)

We've selected the top players that we know about for the Class of 2000; we've divided each position into three rough groups:  The "Best", which is the first group of Top 20 players, which 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 "Next Best" which is a group of players who we believe might get D-I offers, but some could be D-II, or D-III players;  the third group is the "Best of the Rest" among the top high school players at the position.  This latter group of guys could possibly get college scholarship offers too, a few at the D-I level, but more of them would be likely to get to the D-II and D-III levels.  Of course there will also always be those who (whether we think they are D-I material or not) will fail to 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 Wing/Small Forwards in SoCal in the Class of 2000:

SoCalHoops Top 20 Senior Wing/Small Forwards
(Class of 2000)

Nick Booker (6'-5" Sr. SF/SG) Bishop's--Davidson
Marcel Burke (6'-5" SR. SF/SG) Ayala--uncommitted
Anthony Coleman (6'-9" Sr. SF/SG) Compton Centennial--uncommitted
Travis Hanour (6'-6" Sr. SG/SF) Laguna Beach--uncommitted
Sherman Gay (6'-7" Sr SF/SG) Dominguez--uncommitted
Teyo Johnson (6'-6" Sr. SF/SG) San Deigo Mira Mesa--uncommitted
David Joiner (6'-6" Sr. SF/SG) Rialto HS--uncommitted
Terrance Lawson (6'-4" Sr. SF) Westchester--uncommitted
Brennan Martin (6'-6" Sr. SG) Trabuco Hills High--Texas A&M
Brett Michel (6'-6" Sr. SG/SF) Simi Valley--uncommitted
Jason Morrissette (6'-4" Sr. SF/SG) Fairfax--uncommitted
Ellis Myles (6'-7" Sr. SF) Compton High--uncommitted
Brian Pruitt (6'-5" Sr. SF) Bishop Montgomery--uncommitted
Lamar Ruffin (6'-7" Sr. SF/PF) Murrieta Valley--uncommitted
Jason Sanford (6'-5" Sr. SF/SG)Pasadena Marshall--uncommitted
Ryan Stacey (6'-7" Sr. SF/PF) Santa Margarita--uncommitted
Robert Turner (6'-7" Sr. SF/SG) Western--Pepperdine
Cedric Thompkins (6'-7" Sr. SF/PF) Westchester--uncommitted
Jordan Walker (6'-6" Sr. SF) Fontana--uncommitted
Walter White (6'-5" Sr. SF) Redondo Union--uncommitted

SoCalHoops Next Top 20 Senior Wing/Small Forwards

Carlos Arroyo (6'-5" Sr. SF/PF) Bell-Jeff--uncommitted
Peter Beaudin (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) Antelope Valley Christian--uncommitted
Jeff Bonds, 6-6 Lakewood (CA) Mayfair--uncommitted
Chris Cablayan (6'-4" Sr. SF/PF) Corona Centennial--uncommitted
Josh Duncan (6'-4" Sr. SF) Pasadena--uncommitted
Adam Fain 6'-4 Sr. SF) Fresno Washington Union--uncommitted
Jessie Foster (6'-7" Sr. SF/PF) Campbell Hall--uncommitted
Eric Geffner (6'-5" Sr. SF) Harvard-Westlake--uncommitted
Danny Genung (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) Redlands--uncommitted
Anthony Gosserand (6'-4" Sr. SF/PF) JW North--uncommitted
Kevin Hansen (6'-4" Sr. SF/SG) Corona del Mar--uncommitted
Fred Hooks (6'-5" Sr. SF) San Diego Morse--uncommitted
Josiah Johnson (6’-6" Sr. SF/SG) Montclair Prep --uncommitted
Dustin Kaatz (6’-5" Sr. SF/SG) Marina --uncommitted
Leon Robbins (6'-5" Sr. SF) Hollywood--uncommitted
Ricky Rico (6'-7" Sr. SF)Morningside--uncommitted
Tyrone Riley (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) LA Jordan--uncommitted
Dwayne Trotter (6'-4" Sr. SF)Morningside--uncommitted
Steve Henderson (6'-5" Sr. SF) Marina--uncommitted
Justin Saad-Anthony (6'-5" Sr. SF/PF) LA El Camino Re--uncommittedal
Matt Williams (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) Heritage Christian--uncommitted

SoCalHoops Best of Rest
Top Senior Wings/Small Forwards

Babatunde Akingbemi (6'-2" Sr. SF/PF)Ambassador Christian
Matt Beirnat (6'-5" Sr. SF) Crespi
Julian Blake (6'-5" Sr. SF) LA Dorsey
Jesse Bronner (6'-3" Sr. SF/SG) Montclair Prep
Chris Chatman (6'-4" Sr. SF) Tustin
Jarrett Clark (6'-3" Sr. SF) Lynwood
Jeff Conover (6'-5" Sr. SF) University of San Diego HS
J.J. Craig (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) Diamond Bar
Jason Crow (6'-4" Sr. SF) Manual Arts
Jason Davis (6'-3" Sr. SF) Glendora
Dominic Dix (6'-5" Sr. SF) LA Dorsey
Nick Dominelli (6'-2" Sr. SF)Santa Barbara
Brian George (6'-6" Sr. SF) San Clemente
Mike Grimes (6'-5" Sr. SF/PF) Crespi
Earl Hall (6'-4" Sr. SF)Oxnard Santa Clara
Elliot Hucklebee (6'-3" Sr. SF) Pasadena
J.J. James (6'-4" Sr. SF) Bolsa Grande
Jason Jackson (6'-5" Sr. SF) Bakersfield
Jason Johnson (6'-7" Sr. SF) Upland
Charles Jones (6'-5" Sr. SF/PF) Long Beach Poly
Brock Kyler (6'-7" Sr. SF/SG) El Modena
Jim Lefebvre (6'-4" Sr. SF/PF) Chaminade
Kai Lyles (6'-5" Sr. SF) Redlands East Valley
Deandre Morris (6'-4" Sr. SF) Manual Arts
Kelechi Ogbunamiri (6'-3" Sr. SF/PF) Harvard-Westlake
Ben Owens (6'-6" Sr. SF) Temescal Canyon
Gregory Peck (6'-1" Sr. SF)Ambassador Christian
Jeremiah Phillips (6'-5" Sr. SF) Silverado
Vincent Raglin (6'-4" Sr. SF) Lynwood
Alex Rasmussen (6'-4" Sr. SF) Tustin
Ryan Rikansrud (6'-3" Sr. SF/SG) Corona
James Rivers (6'-3" Sr. SF/SG) Temecula
Will Svitek (6'-6" Sr. SF) Newbury Park
Dante Tatum (6'-3" Sr. SF/SG)Morningside
Nick Trainer (6'-4" Sr. SF) Fallbrook HS
Blake Walker (6'-3" Sr. SF) El Cajon
Johnny Wiley (6'-4" Sr. SF) Bakersfield
Don Williams (6'-5" Sr. SF) Pasadena Marshall
Vincent Williams (6'-6" Sr. SF/PF) Santa Monica

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