Ezeli, Jenkins, Taylor to return to Vandy

Junior center Festus Ezeli, sophomore guard John Jenkins and

junior forward Jeffery Taylor will each return to Vanderbilt for

the 2011-12 season.

With the trio’s decision to remain at Vanderbilt, the Commodores

will return all five starters and 10 letterwinners from the 2010-11

team that finished 23-11.

Coach Kevin Stallings commended the players for ”the

intelligent and diligent way” they made their decision and says

their return will position the Commodores for an exciting


Jenkins led the Southeastern Conference in 2010-11 in scoring

with 19.5 points and 3-pointers with 3.1 per game. Ezeli averaged

13 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game. Taylor averaged

14.7 points and 5.5 rebounds.