Some say that the true center is going the way of the dinosaur in college basketball. With the prevalence of the three-pointer and the athleticism and size of wing players, the days of offenses running inside out appear to be gone. Dominant big men like Akeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson and Shaquille O'Neal no longer roam the paint, demand the ball in the low post with their backs to the basket and make their presence felt. Is the center as we once knew it on the way to extinction?
The players on this list will have something to say about that. Their size, strength and athleticism make them game-changers, poised to leave a mark on the national landscape in 2012. Even if they might step out for an occasional three-pointer.
The top centers in the land await.
1. Nerlens Noel, Kentucky -
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