One senior started in the national championship game in 2013. The year before, Kentucky won the title with one senior in its rotation, and KU’s Tyshawn Taylor was the only senior to start in the title game.
The one-and-done rule has changed the way some champions are built, but given the option, coaches still want some experience. Talented experience is even better.
Kentucky’s baby burger boys will be the story in the preseason, but by March, we’ll hear plenty about the guys who have prolonged their stay.
The mid-majors who crash the party are typically chock-full of them. A few contenders among the big boys also have a good share of upperclassmen next season.
Here are 10 long-toothed rosters to keep an eye on.