Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond Photo: Twitter / NBA

In the past 40 years, only two NBA players have collected more total boards in a season than Detroit Pistons rebounding maestro Andre Drummond.

Who did it?

The late Moses Malone, who corralled 1,444 boards for the Houston Rockets in the 1978-79 campaign, and Dennis Rodman, who hauled in 1,530 in 1991-92 and 1,367 two seasons later for the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio Spurs, respectively.

Indeed, that’s elite company.

Drummond, a University of Connecticut alum, snared 1,247 rebounds (16.0 per game) to lead the league in 2017-18, then pulled down 1,232 (15.6 average) this past season.

Drummond’s rebounding brilliance is often overlooked by casual fans. But keen observers of the league recognize how skillful he is.

Bright future

The relentless rebounder turns 26 in October. He’s already completed seven NBA seasons, and takes great pride in being a top-notch board man.

His career totals: 14.1 points and 13.7 rebounds per game.

And there’s no reason to believe that he can’t become an even better rebounder over the next five years or so.