It's not often a blue-chip basketball prospect picks another school over Kentucky, but that's what happened Monday when five-star point guard Darius Garland committed to Vanderbilt.

Garland, a top-10 player in the Class of 2018, chose the Commodores over offers from Indiana, UCLA and Kentucky, among others, citing a wish to stay close to home as the main reason for his decision.

"Me and my family had a long conversation a couple of weeks and they really wanted me to stay home," Garland told Scout. "Me and Bryce Drew had a long conversation and we've been knowing each other a while now since he's been at [a school in] Indiana. It was the best fit for me."