Vanderbilt’s trio of Festus Ezeli, Jeffery Taylor and John Jenkins will all be back.
According to multiple sources, the Commodores’ top three scorers – who all flirted with the possibility of testing the NBA waters – will not declare for the NBA Draft.
This makes Kevin Stallings’ team a legitimate Top 10 club entering next season.
Jenkins led the team in scoring at 19.5 points per game and is arguably the top perimeter shooter in the country, Taylor is an athletic wing who averaged 14.7 points and Ezeli may have been as improved as anyone in the nation – averaging 13.0 points and 6.3 boards.
Vanderbilt also returns two other starters, point guard Brad Tinsley and wing Lance Goulbourne, and top reserve Rod Odom.
The Commodores will also add a pair of Top 100 players: Georgia shooting guard Dai-Jon Parker (Scout.com, No. 36) and in-state point guard Kedren Johnson.