Tag: Jarred Vanderbilt

Calipari sees comparisons between Vanderbilt and Rodman; wants freshman to play fast but not hurry

Jarred Vanderbilt (Jeff Houchin Photo)


In the 10 games Jarred Vanderbilt has played since coming back from his preseason leg injury, Kentucky is 4-6 and suffered a four-game losing streak — the longest in coach John Calipari’s tenure at UK.

However, Vanderbilt’s emergence continues to be seen as the key to any hopes UK has for a late-season run.

The 6-9 Vanderbilt is averaging 4.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in 15.1 minutes of play. But he’s shooting just 34 percent from the field and has had trouble making shots other than dunks.

Calipari praises Jarred Vanderbilt, Kevin Knox and Jemarl Baker

This Kentucky fan made sure to let Jarred Vanderbilt know where he wanted him to go to college. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Already boasting the No. 1 rated recruiting class following the fall signing period, the Kentucky men’s basketball team added to its arsenal with three additional signees in the spring signing window, which closed on Wednesday. Jemarl Baker, Kevin Knox and Jarred Vanderbilt signed national letters of intent to suit up for the Wildcats in 2017-18. 

Jarred Vanderbilt has 19 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists in Team USA win at Nike Hoop Summit

Jarred Vanderbilt, left, grabs one of his 10 rebounds Friday night. He also had 19 points. (Sam Forencich/USA Basketball)


The 11-point, 98-87, win for the USA Junior National Select Team over the World Select Team in the 20th annual Nike Hoop Summit on Friday night at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, was closer than the final score indicated. In fact, with 2:43 remaining in the game the USA led by just four points.

UK 2017 target Jarred Vanderbilt will return to Bluegrass to play again

Jarred Vanderbilt (Caleb Lowndes/Commonwealth-Journal Correspondent

Jarred Vanderbilt (Caleb Lowndes/Commonwealth-Journal Correspondent


Jarred Vanderbilt has so many Division I scholarship offers that his father, Robert, says he is not even sure what the total is.

“There is a whole bunch of them from A to Z. They’ve all made offers. I would say the number is unlimited,” Robert Vanderbilt said.

The 6-9 forward from Houston is one of the top players in the 2017 recruiting class. He made an unofficial visit to UK in December and played four times in the Bluegrass last year.

Top recruit Jarred Vanderbilt knows UK fans want him to be a Cat

One Kentucky fan knows where he hopes Jarred Vanderbilt goes to college. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

One Kentucky fan knows where he hopes Jarred Vanderbilt goes to college. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)


Kentucky is one of the schools pursuing 6-9 junior Jarred Vanderbilt of  Houston, who was in Indianapolis over the weekend with many of the nation’s best players for the Nike EYBL.

“He’s going to be really special at the next level,” Victory Prep (Texas) coach Rodney McCray, a former Louisville and NBA star, said of his high school star.