Vandy’s Pippen Jr. to signal with agent, enter draft

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. is coming into the NBA draft, and the Southeastern Convention’s main scorer is signing with an agent.

Pippen announced his decision Monday in a social media post. He thanked Nashville and Vanderbilt followers for making him really feel at dwelling and shaping him into the particular person and participant he’s as we speak. Pippen additionally thanked coach Jerry Stackhouse, his different coaches and teammates and professors.

“I felt the love each time I stepped foot on the court docket in Memorial,” Pippen wrote. “It’s a sense I’ll NEVER FORGET.”

The son of six-time NBA champ — and one of many league’s 50 biggest gamers — Scottie Pippen, he examined his NBA draft inventory a yr in the past earlier than returning to play his junior season with the Commodores.

Pippen was second within the SEC in scoring in his sophomore yr, averaging 20.8 factors, and improved to first this previous season with 20.4 factors a recreation. He scored 30 or extra factors 5 instances within the 2021-22 season and set a Vanderbilt document with 736 factors this season.

Pippen began all 36 video games, serving to Vanderbilt to a 19-17 document with two video games within the SEC match and a quarterfinal loss within the NIT.

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