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11/08/2013 12:42 pm ET Updated Nov 08, 2013

2013 College Basketball Preview: Top 11 Seniors

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The college basketball senior is a rare breed these days; last season alone, 47 underclassmen defected for the NBA. Yet despite the monstrous attention and expectations surrounding super-freshmen like Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, there remains -- and always will remain -- a need for the senior. Call it leadership, call it experience, call it whatever you want, seniors bring toughness and they know how to win.

Last year's list of top seniors included Peyton Siva, C.J. McCollum and Mason Plumlee. With the college hoops season upon us, let's take a look this year's 11 best.

For more college hoops 2013, check out my top mid-majors and best batch of returning players.

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Top 11 College Basketball Seniors
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Top 11 College Basketball Seniors

For more college basketball 2013, check out my top seniors, best stories and five mid-majors you can't miss.

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