Busting Brackets

Ranking the top 8 big men in the East Region

After Adama Sanogo was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player and Zach Edey has taken the National Player of the Year in back-to-back years, the big man is making a comeback in college basketball and these are the beasts in the East.

San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee (13)
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Yale needed a buzzer-beater to knock off Brown and claim their spot in the NCAA Tournament and senior forward Matt Knowling provided it, but the Bulldogs leaned on center Danny Wolf to even get to that point in the season.

The seven-foot sophomore is a shockingly smooth mover for his size and has a creative perimeter game. Wolf is shooting 34.2% from three on over two attempts per game but prefers to play-make, either from the mid-post, passing out of double teams, utilizing a lethal spin move to get to the hoop, or as a ball-mover at the top of the key when Yale plays a five-out offense. 

Wolf can get to the basket off the dribble and is especially terrifying as a trailer in transition when he gets a head of steam. Auburn’s physical frontcourt will cause Wolf some issues. However, his game isn’t predicated on his athletic traits, but rather on his court vision and craftiness around the rim. Between Johni Broome and Wolf, this game will have some fantastic post-play.