College basketball has a lot of pride and prestige in its history. Since there are so many great players and great teams, I have decided to compile a list that featured the best players per position that have played in the last decade of college basketball (2004-2013). This article will feature the 10 best power forwards in the last decade. With that being said, this list was extremely tough and there were a lot of awesome players that didn’t make the cut. First, lets start off with the honorable mentions.
Glen Davis – Louisiana State
While at LSU Glen Davis helped bring the SEC back into the forefront of major college basketball. Alongside with Tyrus Thomas and Magnum Rolle, Davis led LSU to the Final Four. While in college, he also won the SEC Player of the Year.
John Henson – North Carolina
Henson was such a project at North Carolina. UNC Head Coach Roy Williams developed him nicely as he became a great power forward/center. He began his UNC career scoring 5.7 points a game, and left Chapel Hill scoring 13.7 points a game. Henson always had a knack for defense. He won the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
Hakim Warrick – Syracuse
Who can forget Hakim Warrick? Syracuse, New York is somewhere still thanking him for his super athletic block on Michael Lee in the 2003 NCAA Championship game. For that shot alone Warrick made it within this list. In addition to that, Warrick also became the Big East Player of the Year, was named an All-American, won a Big East Championship and an NCAA Title.
Kenneth Faried – Morehead State
Faried was a rebounding animal at Morehead State. During his sophomore and junior seasons, he finished third and second respectively in rebounds per game in the NCAA. During his senior season Faried pulled down 14.5 rebounds a game and became the record holder for the most career rebounds in the NCAA, breaking Tim Duncan’s mark.