Since the 2005 class, there were 23 consensus top 50 prospects that were 7'0" centers. Steven Adams had a better freshman season than 17 of them. Three of those 17 went on to be All-Americans, and Jeff Withey may be the fourth.
Steven Adams, Pittsburgh: 7.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.0 bpg
Isaiah Austin, Baylor: 13.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.6 bpg
Notes: Considered a top 10 NBA pick prior to this season, but is advised to stay in school by ESPN draft expert Chad Ford who doesn't think he will be a lottery pick now if he came out.
Kaleb Tarczewski, Arizona: 6.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 0.6 bpg
Notes: NBA draft website DraftExpress ranks him as the No.17 best prospect among freshman (Steven Adams is No.10).
Fab Melo, Syracuse: 2.3 ppg 1.9 rpg, 0.8 bpg
Notes: In his sophomore season he averaged 7.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, and 2.9 bpg. Was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year and was taken with the 22nd pick of the first round in the NBA draft.
B.J. Mullens, Ohio State: 8.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.1 bpg
Notes: Left after his freshman season and was taken with the 24th pick in the first round of the NBA draft.
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina: 3.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.2 bpg
Notes: Didn't become a top player until junior season when he 15.7 ppg and 7.2 rpg. After a senior season of 16.3 ppg, 9.6 rpg, and 1.5 bpg, he was taken with the 17th pick in the NBA draft. He was also the ACC Player of the Year and a consensus second team All-American after senior season.
Jeff Withey, Kansas: 1.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 0.4 bpg.
Notes: Finally came into his own during his senior season with an All-American caliber season of 13.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg, and 4.0 bpg.
Kenny Kadji, Miami: 4.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 0.7 bpg
Notes: Was a senior this season and had his best year with 13.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg, and 1.4 bpg.
Ty Walker, Wake Forest: 0.9 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.4 bpg.
Notes: Had his best season this year, as a senior, going for 4.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, and 2.6 bpg. Was recently suspended for the rest of the season.
Kenny Frease, Xavier: 5.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 bpg.
Notes: Finished his career last season and currently plays in Germany. His junior season he averaged 11.7 ppg, 7.1 rbg, and 0.8 bpg. As a senior he averaged 10.2 ppg, 6.1 rpg, and 1.1 bpg.
Kosta Koufus, Ohio State: 14.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.8 bpg.
Notes: Left after freshman season and was taken with the 23rd pick of the first round in the NBA draft.
DeAndre Jordan, Texas A&M: 7.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 bpg.
Notes: Left after first season and was taken in the second round of the NBA draft.
Cole Aldrich, Kansas: 2.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.9 bpg.
Notes: Made huge leap sophomore season averaging 14.9 ppg, 11.1 rpg, and 2.7 bpg. As a junior he averaged 11.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg, and 3.5 bpg. Was consensus second team All-American after junior season, then left early for the NBA where he was the 11th overall pick in the draft.
Solomon Alabi, Florida State: 3.9 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.2 bpg (broke leg 10 games into season)
Notes: Became second round draft pick after redshirt sophomore season that saw him average 11.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, and 2.3 bpg.
Greg Oden, Ohio State: 15.7 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 3.3 bpg
Notes: Was a consensus first team All-American after his freshman season then became the first pick of the NBA draft.
Spencer Hawes, Washington: 14.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.7 bpg
Notes: Left after freshman season and became the 10th overall pick in the NBA draft.
Robin Lopez, Stanford: 7.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.4 bpg.
Notes: After a similar sophomore season he left for the NBA and became the 15th pick overall in the NBA draft.
Brian Zoubek, Duke: 3.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 0.3 bpg
Notes: Best season was his senior year when he averaged 5.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and 0.8 bpg.
Jason Bennett, Kansas State: 1.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.9 bpg.
Notes: Left for a junior college after his freshman season, then played the last two seasons at Detroit Mercy where he did little.
Tom Herzog, Michigan State: redshirted
Notes: After redshirt sophomore year he transferred to Central Florida where he continued to not do much.
Jon Kreft, Florida State: was arrested for drugs and missed first two seasons of college career
Notes: Averaged 3.2 ppg and 2.8 ppg in the two seasons he played.
Luke Zeller, Notre Dame: 3.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.3 bpg.
Notes: His senior season was his best with 4.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, and 0.2 bpg.
Eric Boateng, Duke: 0.7 ppg, 0.6 rpg, 0.0 bpg.
Notes: Transferred after freshman season to Arizona State and played last three years there. Senior season was only year he did anything with 8.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, and 0.8 bpg.