NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Junior center Festus Ezeli, sophomore guard John Jenkins and junior forward Jeffery Taylor will each return to Vanderbilt for the 2011-12 season.
With the trio's decision to remain at Vanderbilt, the Commodores will return all five starters and 10 letter winners from the 2010-11 team that finished 23-11.
Coach Kevin Stallings commended the players for "the intelligent and diligent way" they made their decision and said their return will position the Commodores for an exciting season.
Jenkins led the Southeastern Conference in 2010-11 in scoring with 19.5 points and 3-pointers with 3.1 per game. Ezeli averaged 13 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Taylor averaged 14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds.
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