On Wednesday, the Vanderbilt athletics office gave the Commodores' incoming basketball players a formal introduction to the twitterverse. Joseph Toye, Samir Sehic, D'Jery Baptiste, and Camron Justice sat down with officials to answer questions asked by fans using the #VUChat hashtag. This gave Vandy fans the chance to get to know the four newest 'Dores and get answers on some softball questions about Nashville, music, Memorial Gym, and road trips. It was so intense that shirts were declared optional to ensure maximum comfort.
We're serious about #VUChat pic.twitter.com/VuBhWRXpf4— VandyMBB (@VandyMBB) July 1, 2015
The real insight didn't come from the fans or the freshmen, however. Vanderbilt's veterans made sure to get in on the action, led by Twitter All-Star (and seven-footer) Luke Kornet. And while they produced plenty of retweets and favorites, they were conspicuously absent from the official @VandyMBB Twitter account. Here's a sampling of the best questions the Commodores' veterans had for their rookies.
Who is your favorite teammate and why is it Luke? #VUChat— Luke Kornet (@bigshin32) July 1, 2015
Djery, after your wild success in the Avengers what made you want to play college basketball? #VUChat— Luke Kornet (@bigshin32) July 1, 2015
#VUChat @VandyMBB Samir how cool was it to be on MTV Cribs and how did you earn your trophy in karate?— Nolan Cressler (@NacFlow_24) July 1, 2015
Was Djery offended by that last tweet? Is it safe for me to come by the locker room in the next 2 weeks? #VUChat— Luke Kornet (@bigshin32) July 1, 2015
@VandyMBB Cam what is your favorite Wrestlemania moment? #VUChat— Nathan Watkins (@SwatkinsVU) July 1, 2015
Has my laundry been done and is it folded yet? @VandyMBB #VUChat— Joshua Henderson (@jhendo40) July 1, 2015
@VandyMBB Djery let's see your birth certificate #VUChat— Nathan Watkins (@SwatkinsVU) July 1, 2015
If you have $30 and Djery has $30 and you both go to dinner and your meal costs $10, how much money do you leave with? #VUChat— Luke Kornet (@bigshin32) July 1, 2015
@VandyMBB, we look forward to hosting you in Maui! What are you most excited for about your trip to the island? #VUChat— Maui Invitational (@MauiInv) July 1, 2015
White kids smh https://t.co/16vluZ192e— Luke Kornet (@bigshin32) July 1, 2015
These are the guys we're counting on for a return trip to the NCAA Tournament. It's gonna be a fun ride.