Vanderbilt lost spring signee Austin Crowley shortly after Bryce Drew was fired last month, but Dylan Disu ultimately decided to stay in the fold after Jerry Stackhouse was announced as Vanderbilt’s new head coach.
And now, David Sisk of Rivals reports that Scotty Pippen Jr. — the son of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen — will be a Commodore as well.
I just spoke with Scotty Pippen Jr, & he told me the he “is in.” He signed his National Letter of Intent with Vanderbilt today. @VandySportscom @spippenjr @ebosshoops @coreyevans_10 @sierracanyon @Soldiersinfo— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) April 25, 2019
So: next year’s roster won’t completely fall apart. On the other hand, as of this moment Vanderbilt has eight scholarship players for next season. Now that number assumes that Simi Shittu remains in the NBA Draft, and Matt Ryan and Yanni Wetzell don’t return (both have entered their names in the transfer portal); but even if somehow all three were to return to Vanderbilt next season, the Commodores would still have two scholarships to give.
One possibility emerged today in a high school and AAU teammate of PIppen’s (and another son of a former NBA player), 6’6” power forward Kenyon Martin Jr.
(Aside: it’s hard to think of four more different schools than TCU, UCLA, Vanderbilt, and West Virginia.)
Another name that’s emerged this week is Jordan Wright, a 6’6” shooting guard from New Orleans who will choose between Tulane and Vanderbilt (aside: THIS MAKES SENSE) on Friday.
6’6” shooting guard from Louisiana with a weird-looking jump shot that frequently goes in anyway? I have never heard of such a thing, why do you ask?