The Vanderbilt Commodores men’s basketball program will have a former NBA star as head coach and the son of an NBA legend as a player in 2019-20.
The SEC school hired former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse to lead the program following the firing of head coach Bryce Drew.
The program has had some roster turnover in the wake of Stackhouse’s arrival, though one of the Commodores’ top recruits has decided to stay on board.
Scotty Pippen Jr., the son of the Chicago Bulls icon, is making his commitment to Vanderbilt official.
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
The son of another NBA star could be joining Pippen Jr. in Nashville, too.
Kenyon Martin Jr. has Vanderbilt in his top four.
— Kenyon Martin Jr (@kj__martin) April 24, 2019
Pippen, a point guard, is ranked the No. 31 player in the 2019 class at his position by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings.
Martin, a power forward, is ranked the No. 44 PF in the class and No. 237 player overall.
Both players attended Sierra Canyon High School in California.