Finally! Real news!
Tyrin Lawrence, a 6’4”, 170-pound guard from Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas (by way of Madison, Georgia), announced his commitment to Vanderbilt on Thursday afternoon. Lawrence joins Myles Stute, who signed in the fall, as the second member of the Commodores’ 2020 recruiting class. He picked Vanderbilt over competing offers from Cal and Ole Miss; in addition, his Rivals page shows offers from Gonzaga, Kansas State, and Washington State. Rivals ranks him as the #139 prospect in the class of 2020, and the #30 point guard. 247 Sports considers him the #115 prospect in its composite ranking, which places him as a four-star prospect, and ranks him as the #14 combo guard prospect in the class, and the #1 prospect in the state of Kansas. Prior to enrolling at Sunrise Christian, Lawrence played at Morgan County HIgh School about an hour east of Atlanta (and 33 minutes from Athens.)
At Vanderbilt, Lawrence will join a backcourt that is losing Aaron Nesmith and also possibly Saben Lee, though the Commodores will return starting point guard Scotty Pippen Jr. and Maxwell Evans, who started 30 games last season. In addition, Vanderbilt may have Kansas transfer Issac McBride coming in for next season.
Most likely, if Saben Lee remains in the draft, Lawrence will compete with Evans and Jordan Wright for the second guard spot in 2020-21. Here is Lawrence’s highlight film: