Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky anchor this year's Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Watch List, which was announced on ESPN on Monday.
One look at the rosters of top 25 teams shows that a number of big men are playing big roles.
These players won't appear in their teams' starting lineups, but they will find a way to contribute.
Kentucky Wildcats center Willie Cauley-Stein hasn't ruled out a possible return from an ankle injury for Saturday's national semifinal matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium.
A national champion will be crowned Monday. Why wait 'til then? It's time to look ahead to both semifinals and Monday's final and declare a winner.
Which player is most indispensable to each Final Four team?
Myron Medcalf reseeds the Sweet 16 field based on how each team has played in the NCAA tournament.
The traditional big man is a dying breed in the college game. The reasons have as much to do with the lure of the NBA as it does with the evolving nature of the position itself.