Ranking the nation's top 10 frontcourts 

July, 17, 2013

Northwest St vs FloridaJim Cowsert/USA TODAY SportsWill Yeguete (above) and Patric Young give Florida arguably the best frontcourt in America.
The old adage that the college game starts with the guards is true, but to win a championship you need strong frontcourt play. Having a low-post presence that draws a double-team puts tremendous pressure on the defense. If he's complemented by a versatile power forward or "stretch 4" who can run, score in the trail spot in transition and play in ball screens, it gives a coach great flexibility.

In evaluating the best frontcourts in college basketball, I took into account not just the individual players' potential and accomplishments, but just as importantly how the frontcourt players complement each other. In today's game, your big men must have the ability to affect the game on both ends. Elite frontcourt players can defend, are active, alert off the ball and can defend ball screens.