College Basketball's Top Super Seniors


College Basketball's Top Super Seniors


The 2020 college basketball season was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, those who played last year can opt not to count the season against their four seasons of eligibility. As a result, the 2021/22 rosters include "super seniors." These are players who were technically seniors last year but were eligible to return for one more year of college basketball. 

However, not all seniors took advantage of the relaxed eligibility rules. Many chose to go on with their lives after finishing their undergraduate studies. Nevertheless, numerous programs will benefit from the extended eligibility rule in the forthcoming season because they can welcome back players they had planned to lose. 

The 2021-22 season is fast approaching. Those that place wagers on the games can visit one of the best sportsbooks here for free college basketball odds and picks. So, who are the top super seniors that could make the most significant impact?

Collin Gillespie – Villanova

Villanova made it to the Sweet 16 despite losing Gillespie in the regular season after he suffered a torn MCL injury. However, they benefited from the relaxed eligibility rules by welcoming back their veteran for a bonus season. 

Gillespie was on the 2018 national title team despite being a freshman. So far, he has played 118 games in his college career and is a contender for the All-American honors. If he can stay fit, he has the potential of becoming the nation's top point guard. 

Remy Martin – Kansas

Remy played 118 games in more than four seasons at Arizona State. During that time, he scored 1754 points. However, he snubbed professional options to play one last season of college basketball at Kansas.

Popularly known as the Jayhawks, Kansas has one of the deepest rosters. Nevertheless, Remy plans to play a critical role in the Jayhawk's effort to regain the Big 12 supremacy from Baylor. The 6-foot guard may not average 19.1 points per game like he did while at Sun Devils. But, he will undoubtedly make a difference for his team in critical moments, especially in big games. 

Taz Sherman – West Virginia

Taz, a former junior transfer, took a significant step last season. Additionally, he is poised to take another one in his super senior year as West Virginia replaces top scorers Derek Culver and Miles McBride.    

Taz averaged 13.4 points per game despite only making six starts. Besides that, he earned All-Big 12 honorable mention status even though his role was limited. So, being a full-time starter this season offers him the chance to be more productive. 

Kellan Grady – Kentucky

Grady had a remarkable career with the Wildcards. He earned first-team All-Atlantic honors as a senior at Davidson as he exceeded 2000 career points in his fourth season with the Wildcards. 

He is also an established outside shooter. His presence will offer Kentucky a much-needed offensive proficiency after they struggled to shoot well in the previous season. Gardy's addition could make them a prominent figure in the NCAA Tournament. 

Jordan Bohannon – Iowa

Bohannon has already made his mark in Iowa. He holds the record for 3-pointers made, games played, and assists. Moreover, he is about to make his record even better if he comes back for more. 

His 2019-20 season was interrupted by injury, limiting him to only 10 games. When he returned, his enthusiasm went on another level. He averaged 10.6 and 4.4 assists on 39% 3-point shooting. He will be shouldering a heavy offensive load after the departure of Naismith Player of the Year Luka Garza. The team also lost sidekick Joe Wieskamp.  

Trent Fraizer – Illinois 

Fraizer's fifth season with the program will see him carry a heavier load. This is after the departure of All-American guard Ayo Dosunmu and Adam Miler.

Last season, he made the Big Ten All-Defensive team and had exhibited offensive prowess throughout his career. Suppose he stays fit this coming season; he could be looking at reaching 2000 career points. 

Garrison Brooks – Mississippi State

Brook had a tough time last season as opposing defenses focused on him after his breakout junior year. The 6-foot-10 forward could benefit from a change of scenery.

His father, George Brooks, is an assistant for Mississippi State. Garrison will be hoping to be a key figure for the program under pressure to show progression under Coach Ben Howland.  

Jordan Usher – Georgia Tech

Jordan is a versatile player who played his best college basketball last season. He was instrumental as the Yellow Jackets mounted a late charge to make their first NCAA tournament since 2010. 

The 6-foot-7 forward could inspire Georgia Tech to go back to the Big Dance. The team's top scorers Moses Wright and Jose Alvarado, have moved on, leaving Jordan to fill their significant roles. As he assumes the role of elder leader, he puts himself in line for an All-ACC type of season.