Scotty Pippen Jr. commits to Vanderbilt

Scotty Pippen Jr., the son of former NBA player Scottie Pippen, has committed to Vanderbilt.

The 6-1 guard, from Chatsworth, Calif., chose Vanderbilt over offers from Colorado State, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis,, San Francisco, and Washington State.

He wrote in a tweet: "I would like (to) thank God for blessing me to be able to play the game that I love. I would also like to thank everyone who has ever supported me. A huge thank you to my parents and the rest of my family for always supporting me and helping me be the best that I could be. I would like to thank my coaches, trainers and people around me who have pushed me to the next level and helped me reach where I am today. I want to thank all of the coaches who took time and recruited me. With that being said, I would like to announce my commitment to VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY #AnchorDown.

Pippen Jr. said the coaching staff was among the deciding factors. "I would probably say the coaches and how they trusted me and the relationship I have with coach (Bryce) Drew and coach (Jake) Diebler." "I picked them because I have a good relationship with the coaches. I like the school a lot. I think itıs a great fit for me academically and athletically. I feel like they needed me at the point guard position." "They just needed a point guard. They want me to come in right away and be able to play the point and help run the team."


January 11, 2019

Men's Basketball