Rebounding is mostly about effort and attitude.
It is the blue-collar statistic in basketball, and it is where the hard work is done.
You don't have to be the biggest player on the court to pull down boards, but you do have to be aggressive and get after it if you are going to do a good job of rebounding on either end of the court.
Here is a quick look at the 10 best rebounders in college basketball.
Rather than just taking the raw rebounding statistics to create this list, we will use rebounds per 40 minutes (RP40). In doing that, we will see who does the best job with the time in which they play.
Jamelle Hagins is a beast on the boards (14.1 RP40).
Hagins has 13 double-figure rebounding games, with a season-best 19 coming against Delaware State.
He is currently No. 6 in rebounding average (10.8 rebounds per game).
John Henson is one half of the best rebounding tandem in college basketball.
His 14.3 RP40 and 10.3 rebounds per game stats are more impressive when you consider that he plays alongside Tyler Zeller, another exceptional rebounder.
In 15 games, Henson has pulled down at least 10 rebounds or more.
O.D. Anosike is a rebounding fiend. He is currently the nation's top rebounder in terms of rebounds per game (13 rebounds per game).
Anosike is also the nation's top offensive rebounder, pulling down 4.7 offensive boards per game.
He has almost doubled his total rebounding output from last season (6.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore).
The only reason his RP40 is No. 8 (14.3) is because he tirelessly plays almost every minute of every game for the Saints.
Julian Boyd makes the most of the minutes he gets for Long Island.
Boyd is actually tied for No. 37 in rebounding average (9.3 rebounds per game).
Because he only plays 25.8 minutes a game, his RP40 (14.4) skyrockets.
Tyler Zeller is the other half to the North Carolina Tar Heels formidable frontcourt.
While Zeller has rebounded well all season (9.7 rebounds per game), he has bumped it up a notch in ACC play, averaging just under 11 boards in UNC's 10 conference contests.
Zeller is another player who, like Julian Boyd, efficiently takes advantage of his playing time (14.5 RP40).
The Marshall Thundering Herd have to be excited that Dennis Tinnon came their way.
The junior college transfer has 14 double-figure rebounding outings this year and is averaging 14.6 RP40 and 10.0 rebounds per game.
Tinnon's season/career high (19) came in a down-to-the-wire win against UAB.
Arsalan Kazemi is not the tallest player (6'7") on this list, but he doesn't let that hold him back from banging on the boards (14.9 RP40).
The junior forward from Esfahan, Iran averages 10.8 rebounds per game and has 14 double-figure rebounding games to his credit.
Mike Moser is a monster in the middle for the UNLV Running Rebels (15.2 RP40).
His 11.5 rebounds per game average puts him currently at No. 3 nationally.
Recently, Moser had a career-high 21 rebounds against Boise State. Earlier this season, the 6'8" sophomore pulled down 18 boards against UNC. No easy task.
Andre Roberson has 19 double-figure rebounding games this season, including his season-high 17 against Utah, when he only played 25 minutes.
Roberson's 15.4 RP40 and 11.2 rebounds per game demonstrates how hard this undersized power forward (6'7") works.
Thomas Robinson is the best rebounder so far in college basketball (15.4 RP40).
He is currently No. 2 in rebounding average (12.0 rebounds per game) and has 18 double-figure outings on the year.
Robinson dominates the defensive glass better than anyone. He is currently No. 1 in defensive rebounds per game (9.3), which helps limit the Kansas Jayhawks opponents' second-chance opportunities.