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The Baylor Bears are losing all three of their frontcourt players. Quincy Miller, Quincy Acy and Perry Jones III are all looking to enter the draft, with Acy being the only senior in the group.
However, Baylor has plenty of options left from both the bench and this year’s recruiting class.
Cory Jefferson has the potential to be next year’s Thomas Robinson, as the sixth man is bumped up to a likely starter spot at power forward. He is already an excellent rebounder and can battle in the paint. He just has to get his shot down, so he can put up huge numbers.
Deuce Bello is also a force on the floor, simply because of his athleticism. At the small forward position, he can jump over anyone and fight his way to the rim. If his defense can improve, he will be one of the best three men in the league.
As for the incoming guys, five-star center Isaiah Austin and four-star power forward Ricardo Gathers will complete the potential starters at the post positions.
Austin is the second-best center in this year’s class and can sink a shot from anywhere on the floor, while blocking shots on the defensive end.
Gathers is a beast in terms of brute strength and physicality and will certainly fill the “beast” void that Quincy Acy is leaving behind.
They may have lost a lot, but the Baylor Bears will be fine in terms of the frontcourt.