Who are the top five centers?
As Brittney Griner is quickly finding out, it's not easy being a center in the WNBA.
It's rough down there in the paint -- the size, the physical play, the jostling, the foul trouble.
The best women's league in the world is home to the best centers in the world in 2013, a group that includes grizzled veterans, gold medalists and some of the most promising young talent one could imagine.
Even with Storm center Lauren Jackson out of the league for the season, taking a year off from Seattle to heal her hamstring, the best centers in the WNBA make for a star-studded list of talent and experience. These strong, powerful women score inside at will. They battle for the boards, block shots and stretch defenses.
In this game-changing season for the WNBA, espnW will rank the top players at each position. We start with the WNBA's five best centers: