Positions in college basketball can be difficult to determine. It’s not uncommon to see a 6-foot-8 center or a 6-3 wing. What’s the difference between a 7-foot center and a 7-foot power forward? Yes, we’re writing about you, Karl Towns, Dakari Johnson and Willie Cauley-Stein. Is Dez Wells bringing the ball up the floor or posting up in the paint? Will Ryan Boatright be a point guard or a shooting guard?
Instead of organizing these lists as positions 1-5, we’ve decided to group them as bigs, wings and guards. Our aim was to include the best players in college basketball, and accordingly, we didn’t consider at all how players would project to the NBA.
In this list of bigs, you’ll find four Kentucky Wildcats, a frontrunner for national player of the year awards and perhaps the most underrated player in all of college basketball.