All right, enough about the Purdue game. Vanderbilt basketball has a new commit. Washington (DC) Gonzaga SF Myles Stute announced his commitment via Twitter on Sunday morning.
The 6’6”, 220-pound Stute is ranked as the #135 overall prospect in the Rivals 150 for the Class of 2020, and the #163 recruit in the 247 Sports composite. In addition to Vanderbilt, per Rivals, Stute had planned to take official visits to Florida and Virginia Tech later this month (though we assume now he won’t.) He also held offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Georgetown, Iowa, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Pitt, Seton Hall, Texas A&M, and Villanova.
How does Stute fit on to Vanderbilt’s roster going forward? Vanderbilt currently has three players who are 6’5” or 6’6” and play on the wing projected to be on the 2020-21 roster in Jordan Wright, D.J. Harvey, and Aaron Nesmith — though we’d be remiss not to point out that Nesmith is showing up on NBA Draft boards and may not return.
Based on a highlight tape, Stute looks to have a decent jump shot and good explosiveness. Actually, this reminds me a bit of Jeff Roberson’s high school film: a big body at 6’6” who isn’t blowing anybody away, but can run and jump and is willing to play some defense.