Head coach: DeShawn Henry, 11th season
2016-17 record: 10-12 (7-5 Southwest, fourth)
Returning lettermen (starters): Six (three)
Top players: G Anthony Hunter (So.), G Nick Blake (Jr.), F Vernell Watts (Sr.), F Leandre McIntyre (Sr.), F Jovan Lubura (Sr.)
Outlook: The Trailblazers bring back six lettermen, but must replace three of their four leading scorers, two of whom also were the team’s top two rebounders.
Hunter (9.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists per game) and Blake (6.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg) both could help pick up some of the scoring slack. Watts (5.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg), Lubura (3.2 ppg) and McIntyre likely also will be among the leaders of a group that hopes to make it back to the postseason this year.