All right, since Lubbock just went on a stay-at-home order at midnight Sunday, I’m gonna have some time to kill. Finally, it is time to deliver what the people want: the annual end-of-season player reviews.
(I promise I will actually finish them, this time.)
And, as is usual, we’ll go in order of minutes played, from fewest to most. That means we’re getting this started with... Trace Arbuckle.
Trace Arbuckle, according to his official profile on the roster page, has this advice for young people: “You’ll look back and laugh at most of the things that stress you out and make you sad.” Also, he joined the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2019.
Arbuckle played one minute all season. Actually, technically, it wasn’t even a minute: he played 49 seconds of the South Carolina State game in November. But he made the most of that 49 seconds.
Sadly, after the season, Arbuckle entered the NCAA transfer portal, so he finishes his Vanderbilt career averaging 3 points per game and shooting a perfect 100 percent from the floor.
(It’s a bit of a mystery why, in January and February when Stackhouse started giving actual minutes to walk-ons, Arbuckle was nowhere to be found... but I digress.)
Grade: You are crazy if you think that I am not giving Trace Arbuckle an A+ for his performance this season.