Vanderbilt Rumors & News

  • Bryce Drew's First Vanderbilt Commit is Four-Star 2017 PG Saben Lee

    Anchor of Gold "The Commodores' new coach added a distributor to battle Larry Austin Jr. for the team's starting point guard spot in 2017 and beyond. Bryce Drew landed the first commitment of his Vanderbilt coaching tenure on Monday night when four-star point guard Saben Lee gave the Commodores his verbal..." June 14

  • Damian Jones to enter NBA draft; will sign with agent, sources say

    WKRN "Vanderbilt University’s junior center Damian Jones has opted to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. The 2016 NBA Draft will take place June 23, 2016, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jones earned All-SEC First-Team honors both his sophomore and junior years,..." April 15

  • Vanderbilt's Damian Jones says he's NBA-ready

    Tennessean "Damian Jones all but said he's heading to the NBA following a press conference introducing new Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew on Wednesday. “I haven’t decided yet, but I have a good feeling about (the prospect of entering the NBA Draft),” Jones said. “I just need to get my schoolwork..." April 07

  • Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech both targeting Valpo's Bryce Drew

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech have both contacted Valparaiso's Bryce Drew about their coaching vacancies, a source told CBS Sports on Friday. Valparaiso's season ended Thursday night with a loss in the NIT title game. Drew, 41, has been Valpo's coach for each of the past five years. He's won..." April 01

  • Vanderbilt's Wade Baldwin to declare for NBA draft, hire agent

    The Score "Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin IV will declare for the NBA draft and sign with an agent, sources told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. The decision to hire representation means Baldwin won't be able to withdraw his name from the draft, thereby ending his Vanderbilt career." March 28

  • Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings in mix for Pittsburgh job

    ESPN "Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings is in the mix for the Pittsburgh job, multiple sources told ESPN. Former Vanderbilt athletic director Todd Turner, who hired Stallings, now runs a search firm called Collegiate Sports Associates that has been retained by Pittsburgh to help with..." March 27

  • Wichita State moves on with win over Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON -- If Wichita State is going to make another run to the Final Four, it needs production from players other than steady seniors Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker. On Tuesday night, the Shockers got just that. Baker and VanVleet each scored 14 points helping Wichita State defeat..." March 16

  • Tennessee 67, Vanderbilt 65

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Vanderbilt's postseason bubble bursts, it couldn't get more heartbreaking than how it happened in a 67-65 loss to Tennessee at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena. With Vanderbilt trailing nearly the entire way, guard Wade..." March 10

  • No. 20 Texas A&M earns title share

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman center Tyler Davis had 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and played a key role in getting Vanderbilt's entire starting front-court in foul trouble as Texas A&M scored a 76-67 victory over the Commodores at Reed Arena in College Station, Texas, on Saturday. Texas A&M broke the game open..." March 05

  • Vanderbilt 86, Tennessee 69

    The Sports Xchange "Playing against hated rival Tennessee on Senior Night, it was a super Tuesday for Vanderbilt as the Commodores coasted to an 86-69 win at Memorial Gymnasium. Guard Wade Baldwin IV had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and was joined by forward Jeff Roberson (14), center Damian Jones..." March 01

  • Vanderbilt outplays No. 16 Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half, but a disastrous second half by the Wildcats led to Vanderbilt posting a 74-62 upset victory on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium. "Proud of my team, proud of how hard we played," Vanderbilt coach..." February 27

  • Vanderbilt 87, Florida 74

    The Sports Xchange "Vanderbilt center Damian Jones exploded for 27 points and seven rebounds, leading the Commodores past Florida 87-74 Tuesday at Stephen C. O'Connell Center in Gainesville, Fla. Jones hit 12 of 13 field-goal attempts, including multiple powerful dunks, and forward Jeff Roberson finished with..." February 23

  • Vanderbilt 80, Georgia 67

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Another in a string of impressive performances by Vanderbilt center Damian Jones gave the Commodores a much-needed, 80-67 victory over Georgia at Memorial Gym on Saturday. Jones collected 15 points, 15 rebounds, two blocked shot and two assists as the Commodores (16-11,..." February 20

  • Mississippi State 75, Vanderbilt 74

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Quinndary Weatherspoon drained a 3-pointer as time expired and scored 24 points to lead Mississippi State to a stunning 75-74 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday in SEC play at Starkville, Miss. The Bulldogs recovered from a 17-point second-half deficit and their only lead had..." February 17

  • Vanderbilt looks poised to make an NCAA Tournament run

    CBS Sports "Vanderbilt had been one of college basketball's biggest disappointments, but on Thursday against Texas A&M, they finally played like the team that many people believed we'd see in the preseason. Vanderbilt dominated Texas A&M in Nashville and crushed the Aggies -- the consensus top team in the..." February 05

  • Why Vanderbilt has been one of this year's biggest disappointments

    Yahoo! Sports "When Vanderbilt won eight of its final 10 league games last season to reach the NIT, the Commodores appeared to be trending upward. They returned nearly every key player from that team this season including 7-foot NBA prospect Damian Jones, rapidly improving point guard Wade Baldwin IV and an..." January 11