As the Indiana Pacers demonstrated against the Miami Heat for most of the Eastern Conference Finals, excellent rebounding can keep a basketball team in a game or series regardless of the strength of the opponent.
Nobody trying to grab rebounds at the collegiate level in the 2013-14 season will have to deal with LeBron James, though, which is probably for the best.
In all likelihood, those teams that most efficiently control the glass will be around late into March. The best way for a squad to dominate the rebounding margin is to have individual players who can rise above the opposition and grab the loose balls.
Read on to see 10 players who will do just that this year.