Nerlens Noel frustrated plenty of SEC big men this season with his defensive prowess. He was the best shot blocker in the country and brought it every single night.
With the news that Noel is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, Kentucky lost its best player and the SEC lost arguably the best big man in the conference. Still, the league has a solid crop of quality big men, like Florida’s Patric Young, Missouri’s Alex Oriakhi, or Ole Miss’s Murphy Holloway.
Here is how the rest of the SEC big men rank with Noel out for the year. ("Big men” defined as any player who plays the four or five position.)