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Vanderbilt Preview Capsule

October 30, 2017


Last season: 19-16, second straight NCAA Tournament berth.

Nickname: Commodores.

Coach: Bryce Drew.

Conference: Southeastern.

Who’s gone: C Luke Kornet, the program’s all-time shot blocker. G Nolan Cressler.

Who’s back: G Matthew Fisher-Davis. He’s the top returning scorer after averaging 13.9 points per game last season. F Jeff Roberson. Another senior, he averaged 10.8 points and 7 rebounds per game. G Riley LaChance. The third senior averaged 10.5 points per game while running the point starting all 35 games. G Joe Toye. He averaged 6.4 points and started 13 games.

Who’s new: G Saben Lee. G Maxwell Evans. C Ejike Obinna. The Nigerian will help start replacing Kornet.

The Skinny: Drew coached the Commodores to the NCAA Tournament in his first season — the first coach ever to do that in his inaugural season at Vanderbilt. Now he’s starting to get players onto the roster alongside those who know exactly how he’s asking them to play.


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