True centers are becoming fewer and farther between in college basketball. The increasing preeminence of the three-point shot and the lure of the NBA has pulled some of the biggest bodies in college hoops off of the low block.
In spite of that climate, the center position has enjoyed an impressive resurgence in 2011-12. An outstanding crop of freshman including Andre Drummond—UConn’s 6’11”, 275-pound behemoth—is helping make the pivot relevant again.
Herein, a closer look at Drummond and the rest of the 10 best centers in the college game today.