Vanderbilt basketball is bulking up for 2015. Coach Kevin Stallings added his second recruit in nine days when he earned a verbal commitment from Indiana small forward Joseph Toye.
Toye is a consensus four-star prospect from the four major recruiting websites. Rivals has him pegged as the 88th best player in the class of 2015, though that ranking may change as the forward grows into his senior season of high school ball. The 6'7", 200 pound forward is an explosive athlete with a penchant for finishing at the rim. He could give Vandy a disruptive presence who can slash to the rim and create space for a team that will be full of shooters in two years.
At 6'7" and still growing, Toye could fit into a combo-forward slot for a Commodore team that will be heavy on wings and guards in 2015. His athleticism should give him the opportunity to earn playing time immediately despite his lack of experience. If he can refine his shot blocking and play committed defense, he and Damian Jones could join up as a pair of above-the-rim athletes to mesh with sweet-shooting seven footer Luke Kornet in the frontcourt.
Here's how the Commodores could potentially look in 2015-2016 if all goes well: