VANDERBILT COMMODORES RUMORS & GOSSIP
Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season. We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order. We’ll break down rosters, transfers...
Vanderbilt basketball took another unfortunate pair losses on Monday as Vandy officials announced that starting guard Kedren Johnson will not play due to a violation of team rules. Meanwhile, in another bombshell, Kevin Bright is giving up college basketball and returning to Germany. In May the 'Dores lost Sheldon Jeter who left the program for personal reasons.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Vanderbilt's backcourt suffered a pair of major losses Monday with the announcement that Kedren Johnson has been suspended from the university and Kevin Bright has voluntarily left school.Johnson led the Commodores in scoring (13.5) and assists (3.6) as a 6-foot-4 sophomore last season. Bright was the team's top rebounder (5.5).Johnson said in a letter...
Vanderbilt's backcourt suffered a pair of major losses Monday with the announcement that Kedren Johnson has been suspended from the university and Kevin Bright has voluntarily left school.
Johnson led the Commodores in scoring (13.5) and assists (3.6) as a 6-foot-4 sophomore last season. Bright was the team's top rebounder (5.5).
Johnson said in a letter released by the...
Vanderbilt transfer Sheldon Jeter is being blocked from transferring to just one school…is it SEC rival Tennessee? Nope. A team the Commandos will face next year? Nope. It’s Pittsburgh.
Why? Who the hell knows. Does it matter?
Jeter wants to play close to home and Pittsburgh is just 45 minutes from where he played his high school ball.
He appealed his case to the university,...
Ole Miss advanced to the Southeastern Conference championship game by downing, 64-52, Vanderbilt on Saturday, but the biggest takeaway from this game was this two-handed dunk by Commodores forward Sheldon Jeter.With the score tied at 34, and about seven minutes into the second half, Jeter drove down the baseline and proceeded to finish the play with an incredible slam. Watch as the...
Vandy's dumb defense led to a crazy finish from Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson
Coach: Kevin Stallings (13 seasons at Vanderbilt 261-159) Overall 384-159, 19 years
2011-12: Record 25-11 overall, 10-6 in SEC ( Tie 2th)
Starters Returning (0)
Preseason Tournament: Old Spice Classic
Top Non-Conference Games: vs. Villanova, vs. Butler, at Oregon
Transfer In: Eric McClellan (Tulsa)
Early departure: John Jenkins
No team in the country probably loses what...
Today’s NBA Draft Blog Scouting Report looks at a senior who has shown significant improvement over the last 4 seasons, and has the makings of someone who will continue to improve – Vanderbilt senior Festus Ezeli. Ezeli still has a lot of areas where he can get better, but will what he has shown already be enough to get him into the 1st round? Let’s take a look at Festus...
John Jenkins, the Southeastern Conference's top scorer the past two seasons, is passing up his final year at Vanderbilt and hiring an agent as he enters the NBA draft.
Jenkins announced what he called a very difficult decision for his family and himself in a statement Monday released by Vanderbilt. The Hendersonville, Tenn., native was an All-SEC first-team pick in 2011 and...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2012
Emotional Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings is The Real Deal
If there was ever a sports photograph that screams a picture is worth a thousand words, than this one below of Kevin Stallings is the unanimous choice.
image credit: tennessean.com
The Vanderbilt head coach displayed a surprising show of emotion after Vanderbilt’s SEC tournament victory over Kentucky in New Orleans...
Kentucky lost the SEC Tournament to Vanderbilt 71 – 64, but their fans were prepared. Maybe this shirt applies to regular season champs?
Jeffery Taylor scored 15 of his 23 points in the first half, and the Vanderbilt Commodores bounced back Tuesday night by routing their instate rival Tennessee 65-47 for their ninth win in 10 games.
January 24, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Jeffery Taylor scored a career-high 30 points and center Festus Ezeli added 15 points in his first action this season as Vanderbilt withstood a late rally to beat Davidson 87-83 on Wednesday night.
The 6-foot-11 Ezeli didn't start, but played 21 minutes and was a huge presence inside with six rebounds and two blocked shots before fouling out. He missed...
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Vanderbilt currently has one of the best shooters in the country in guard John Jenkins on their roster. While 6′-5″ A.J. Astroth of Faith Baptist (FL) isn’t in Jenkins’ league as a long range assasin, there aren’t many players that are. Like Jenkins, though, Astroth is a deadly outside shooter, and he became the second member of the Commodores 2012 recruiting class on Monday...