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Report: Kansas transfer Issac McBride commits to Vanderbilt

McBride left Kansas in September.

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Per Twitter, it sounds like Vanderbilt basketball has a new addition.

Issac McBride signed with Kansas out of Arkansas Baptist Prep in Little Rock last year; the 6’1”, 190-pound guard then decided in September, after three months at Kansas, that the program wasn’t the right fit for him and left the university. Rivals had him ranked as the #106 overall prospect in the Class of 2019, and the 247 Sports composite had him #137 overall.

Obviously, McBride never played at Kansas, so here’s where things get a little tricky. NCAA rules require transfer athletes to spend a year in residence before they’re eligible to play. Assuming McBride were to enroll at Vanderbilt at semester break, that would mean he’d be eligible to play for Vanderbilt at the end of the fall semester in the 2020-21 season. He might apply for a waiver, but it seems unlikely that he’d be eligible to play in the spring semester this season — meaning in any case, we probably won’t see him until 2020-21. Since he never played a minute at Kansas, the 2019-20 season would be counted as a redshirt year and he’d have four years to play at Vanderbilt.