The Bears graduated 50 percent of its scoring and rebounding from last season.
Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin no longer inhabit the paint for Baylor, leaving junior Rico Gathers and freshman Jonathan Motley in their place.
Gathers averaged 6.4 points and 6.4 boards per contest in 17.8 minutes per game.
“He went against Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin every day in practice,” coach Scott Drew said. “That’s really going to be beneficial.”