In college basketball, any team can win on any night when a talented big man is on his game.
A well-delivered post move and dunk, a streak of total domination on the glass or a thunderous block can demoralize the opposition and send the fans into fits of ecstasy or rage, depending on home court.
The college game currently has plenty of solid size, some playing for power programs and some flying under the national radar. The best bigs in the country vary in build and approach, but all have one overriding characteristic—they get up for battle, no matter the opponent.
To qualify for our list, a player must measure 6'8" in height and/or weigh at least 230 pounds according to his university's official profile. Also, please note the word "returning" in the headline before spamming the comment thread asking about freshmen like Julius Randle or Joel Embiid. All of these guys have completed at least one season of college games.
These players are surely massive land-based mammals, but more importantly, they play big.