Why every key Texas A&M basketball player will (and won't) stay for next season

With the transfer portal open and alive, it'll be interesting to see who will stay and leave.

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Why Texas A&M basketball players will (and won't) stay for next season

As we start looking ahead to next season, we will take a deep dive into key players on the current roster and evaluate why they will stay, or enter the transfer portal for next season. As of today, the portal is eleven days old, and no Aggies have entered just yet.

As a reminder, Williams and staff will lose Eli Lawrence, Wildens Leveque, and Tyrece Radford due to running out of eligibility. It'll be interesting to see how next year's roster will play out. Here is my prediction on who will stay, and who will go.

For some background, last years roster lost six players to the portal. My prediction is that we'll have fewer enter the portal this time, and a lot that return next year to run it back.

Texas A&M basketball players staying or going: Wade Taylor IV

Entering next year, Taylor will be beginning his senior campaign. He has spent his whole college career at Texas A&M, and I think it can go either way with him staying or testing the waters with not only the portal, but the NBA as well.

Wade is a guy that is built on culture and I think his relationship with Coach Buzz and the staff speaks volumes to his character. Taylor is coming off his best season yet, averaging 19.1 points, 4 assists, and 3.5 rebounds a game. Simply put, he was an instrumental part to the teams success this season.

If Taylor was to stay, that would be a huge win. It would be tough to replace him. It is likely that he will enter his name into the portal and NBA draft process, but it is also fair to say that he could return next season to the Ags' roster. We'll have to wait and see.