The center position is an excellent source of rebounds, blocks, and field-goal percentage, however centers are also well-known for their horrendous free-throw percentage. The following are our recommended draft rankings for centers, which take into account projected total points as well as upside and risk. The statistical categories are based primarily on a rotisserie scoring format, which typically favors well-balanced players, but no matter what your league settings this list will be a valuable reference as you prepare for draft day.

Be sure to check out our center ranking videos for Tiers 1-4 and Tiers 5-7.

2009-2010 Center Rankings
Rank Player TM GP FG% FT% 3PM REB AST STL BLK PTS
1 Dwight Howard ORL 79 .572 .594 0.0 13.8 1.4 1.0 2.9 20.6
2 Mehmet Okur UTA 72 .485 .817 1.3 7.7 1.7 0.8 0.7 17.0
3 Andris Biedrins GS 77 .578 .551 0.0 11.2 2.0 1.0 1.5 11.9
4 Marcus Camby LAC 62 .512 .725 0.0 11.1 2.0 0.8 2.1 10.3
5 Brook Lopez NJ 82 .531 .793 0.0 8.1 1.0 0.5 1.8 13.0
6 Andrea Bargnani TOR 78 .450 .831 1.5 5.3 1.2 0.4 1.2 15.4
7 Andrew Bynum LAL 50 .560 .707 0.0 8.0 1.4 0.4 1.8 14.3
8 Nene Hilario DEN 77 .604 .723 0.0 7.8 1.4 1.2 1.3 14.6
9 Al Horford ATL 67 .525 .727 0.0 9.3 2.4 0.8 1.4 11.5
10 Luis Scola HOU 82 .531 .760 0.0 8.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 12.7
11 Emeka Okafor NOR 82 .561 .593 0.0 10.1 0.6 0.6 1.7 13.2
12 Andrew Bogut MIL 36 .577 .571 0.0 10.3 2.0 0.6 1.0 11.7
13 Marc Gasol MEM 82 .530 .733 0.0 7.4 1.7 0.8 1.1 11.9
14 Kevin Love MIN 81 .459 .789 0.0 9.1 1.0 0.4 0.6 11.1
15 Rasheed Wallace BOS 66 .419 .772 1.7 7.4 1.4 0.9 1.3 12.0
16 Spencer Hawes SAC 77 .466 .662 0.5 7.1 1.9 0.6 1.2 11.4
17 Shaquille O’Neal CLE 75 .609 .595 0.0 8.4 1.7 0.7 1.4 17.8
18 Chris Kaman LAC 31 .528 .680 0.0 8.0 1.5 0.5 1.5 12.0
19 Greg Oden POR 61 .564 .637 0.0 7.0 0.5 0.4 1.1 8.9
20 Tyson Chandler CHA 45 .565 .579 0.0 8.7 0.5 0.3 1.2 8.8
21 Brendan Haywood WAS 6 .480 .476 0.0 7.3 1.3 0.7 2.5 9.7
22 Antonio McDyess SA 62 .510 .698 0.0 9.8 1.3 0.7 0.8 9.6
23 Jermaine O’Neal MIA 68 .474 .788 0.0 6.4 1.8 0.4 2.0 13.3
24 Kendrick Perkins BOS 76 .577 .600 0.0 8.1 1.3 0.3 2.0 8.5
25 Roy Hibbert IND 70 .471 .667 0.0 3.5 0.7 0.3 1.1 7.1
26 Drew Gooden DAL 51 .468 .840 0.0 7.1 0.9 0.6 0.4 11.9
27 Joakim Noah CHI 80 .556 .676 0.0 7.6 1.3 0.6 1.4 6.7
28 Brad Miller CHI 70 .476 .824 0.3 7.8 3.3 0.7 0.5 11.9
29 Samuel Dalembert PHI 82 .498 .734 0.0 8.5 0.2 0.4 1.8 6.4
30 Nenad Krstic OKC 46 .469 .797 0.0 5.5 0.6 0.5 1.1 9.7
31 Channing Frye PHO 63 .423 .722 0.2 2.2 0.4 0.3 0.3 4.2
32 Zydrunas Ilgauskas CLE 65 .472 .799 0.2 7.5 1.0 0.4 1.3 12.9
33 Chris Andersen DEN 71 .548 .718 0.0 6.2 0.4 0.6 2.5 6.4
34 Chris Wilcox DET 62 .497 .564 0.0 4.5 0.8 0.4 0.3 7.2
35 Hasheem Thabeet MEM
36 Eddy Curry NY 3 1.000 .333 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7
37 Joel Przybilla POR 82 .625 .663 0.0 8.7 0.3 0.4 1.2 5.5
38 JaVale McGee WAS 75 .494 .660 0.0 3.9 0.3 0.4 1.0 6.5