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Issac McBride enters the transfer portal


NCAA Basketball: SEC Conference Tournament-Texas A&M vs Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt’s backcourt just got a little thinner. Verbal Commits reports that redshirt freshman guard Issac McBride entered his name in the transfer portal.

McBride initially enrolled at Kansas, left that program before playing a game, and then transferred to Vanderbilt where he was granted immediate eligibility for the 2020-21 season. He appeared in 21 games with two starts, averaging 12.4 minutes per game — though his minutes were all over the place. Seldom used over the first half of the season, he averaged 20.2 minutes over a six-game stretch to end the regular season — and then played just six minutes in each of Vanderbilt’s two SEC Tournament games. He averaged 4.7 points per game with a high of 16 in the regular season finale against Ole Miss.

Anyway, Vanderbilt seems to have a bit of depth to spare in the backcourt even with the loss of McBride (and Max Evans), with Trey Thomas and Scotty Pippen set to return along with Tyrin Lawrence, who missed most of the 2020-21 season after tearing his ACL, and incoming freshman Peyton Daniels.