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Best Centers in College Basketball | 2014-15

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Many basketball aficionados thought that the days of the dominant college big man was a thing of the past. This season has proven the theory of the big mans demise to be wrong. College basketball has had somewhat of a renaissance at the center position of late. Several of the best players in college basketball are playing the center position this season. Shifting the pendulum of  college basketballs style of play towards the low block.

This season features several Freshman sensations or “Diaper Dandies” as Dick Vitale would say. Jahlil Okafor and Karl Anthony Towns are two of the most anticipated Freshman centers to come into college basketball in years. On the other end of the spectrum Rakeem Christmas and Frank Kaminsky are four year Seniors, who have drastically improved throughout their collegiate careers.

The undefeated University of Kentucky Wildcats have three players who are considered legitimate centers. Kentucky’s #1 national ranking shows just how much of an impact big men can still have in college basketball. There is no doubt Kentucky’s front line will play a big part in the Wildcat’s championship hopes. Two other Top 5 teams with championship aspirations also are led by their centers. Jahlil Okafor for Duke and Frank Kaminsky for Wisconsin.  

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About Vince Corcoran

Vincent played four varsity sports in high school instilling in him a respect for all sports and the athletes who play them. Vince was born and lived in his youth, overseas giving him a well rounded knowledge of many world wide sports. If you made him choose he would say that his biggest love would be college basketball but he is knowledgeable and maintains an interest in a variety sports.

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