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The whiplash end to the 2019-20 college basketball season was, what’s the word… heartbreaking. For Auburn fans as much as any. Not only was the team projected to earn a top-five seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament, but almost every pivotal player will likely be gone next season.

Five—count’em, five—of Bruce Pearls’ top-six scorers were seniors:

  • Samir Doughty: 16.7 PPG
  • J’Von McCormick 11.6 PPG
  • Austin Wiley: 10.6 PPG
  • Danjel Purifoy: 8.5 PPG
  • Anfernee McLemore: 6.8 PPG

The only underclassman among the Top Six was stand out freshman Isaac Okoro (12.