Let’s highlight some of the best defenders college basketball has to offer, ranging from perimeter stoppers to elite rim protectors.

Bruno Fernando, Maryland

Fernando flashed potential as a freshman, but we didn’t know if he’d ever become a star. Eleven games into his sophomore year, it looks like he will. Fernando has been a two-way stud all season.

He’s averaging 13.7 points and 9.4 rebounds, but his 2.5 block average is what really stands out. Fernando is only playing 26.9 minutes per game, so he’s blocking 3.8 shots and grabbing 13.9 rebounds per 40 minutes. He’s one of the best centers in the country.