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Projected starting lineup and depth chart for 2021-22 season

As the clock expired in Indianapolis, Jim Nantz made the statement, “Coach Drew and Baylor complete college basketball’s greatest rebound and rebuild with a championship”.

Coach Drew’s quest at Baylor Basketball and more championships, however, isn’t complete.

After the Bears won the national championship, Baylor was aware that the program was going to look different, once November rolled around. Within the week, Davion Mitchell announced his intentions for the NBA Draft and was selected 9th overall to the Sacramento Kings.

Jared Butler heard his name called later than many expected, going No.40 overall to the Utah Jazz. MaCio Teague also ended up with the Jazz, rounding out the duo, alongside NBA veteran and fellow Baylor alumni, Royce O’Neale.

Although the formula for success won’t be the same in 2021-2022, the way Baylor can win is simple. Athleticism and above-average shooting. Although Baylor was the best three-point shooting team last season, the team doesn’t have the athleticism that this season’s team does.

Another year of development for players and adding an athletic five-star unicorn helps the cause for Coach Drew’s team in Waco.

We take a look at the depth chart for the Bears and who is expected to have expanded roles in 2021-2022.

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