Missouri will return all five of its starters next season after DeMarre Carroll withdraws his name from the NBA Draft to return for his senior season.  Carroll was named the Big 12 Conference’s Newcomer of the Year in 2008 after leading the team with 6.7 rebounds per game and ranking second with 13.0 points.  The 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward also finished second on the team with 36 steals, while tying for the team lead with 21 blocked shots.

The Tigers look to learn from and build on a sub-par season last year with young talent and veteran leadership, with its starting five in tact, and an incoming recruiting class that was nationally ranked in the top 25 by various recruiting gurus.