Not all dominant big men are created equally. There are supreme athletes, throwback types who do their damage in the low post, and those who can do a little bit of everything.

Here are five guys we can’t wait to watch this season.

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

Happ is an artist on the low block. His game probably would have been better suited for the 1990s, but he’s so good and skilled that it works just fine in 2018. Well, more than fine.

He averaged 17.9 points and eight rebounds last season on 52.8 percent shooting while making a grand total of one 3-ponter. Happ is essentially a non-shooter, but the rest of his game shines: he also averaged 3.7 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.5 steals. Those are all huge clips for a center.

Happ knows every trick in the book. His footwork is outstanding and he’s sturdier than he looks at first glance. Happ is a master at getting opponents to bite on pump fakes; he got to the free-throw line 5.8 times per game last season. Happ is able either to finish with either hand, and when opponents double team him, he’s an exquisite passer. If Wisconsin’s outside shooting improves this season, it will be extremely hard to guard.

Enjoy Happ while he’s still playing at the college level.

Udoka Azubuike, Kansas

As mentioned before, dominant big men come in all forms. And Azubuike operates in a much different manner than Happ.

He’s the most powerful force in college basketball. Azubuike shot a whopping 77 percent from the floor last season and averaged 13 points per game, so he took enough shots to make that number matter. At 7-1, 270 pounds, he overwhelms foes. Once Azubike establishes position down low, it’s game over for the opponent. They have two choices: watch him dunk or foul him.

The latter is usually the wise choice. Azubuike is just a 41.3 percent free-throw shooter. But that creates an interesting dynamic in any Kansas game: how much is an opposing coach willing to disrupt game flow by fouling Azubuike, even if the math says you should?

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Azubuike isn’t just some plodding giant, either. Any guy his size will struggle to defend ball screens, but he’s mobile for his stature. He’s a good athlete. An Azubuike shot attempt is among the most efficient looks in college basketball.

Nick Ward, Michigan State

Ward isn’t a leaper, but he’s extremely strong and plays angles as well as anyone while possessing great touch near the basket.

He’s only 6-8, but Ward’s long arms help him in the trenches. Playing with Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson in a crowded Michigan State frontcourt last season, he averaged 12.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Those seem like fairly modest numbers. But then you look and see he only played 18.9 minutes per game; Ward’s per 40 minute averages were 26.3 points and 15 rebounds.