Finding great talents standing seven feet tall in college basketball is a difficult proposition in the one-and-done era. Most players who have to duck through the door are already on NBA draft boards before they even see a college campus.
Many seven-footers are considered stiffs until they prove otherwise. Critics had little positive to say on Kansas center Jeff Withey until last season's dominant defensive effort. Some still don't, but those things happen.
Some big guys can block shots. Some are capable scorers. Some clean the glass with a fury.
The ones that can do more than one of the above usually aren't around long.
For that reason, there are freshmen included in this slideshow, which this writer is usually reluctant to do. However, players who have shown some modicum of ability in the college game are often rated higher.
These are the 10 best players in America listed above seven feet by their schools.