Disu, Pippen Honored

Dylan Disu named Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Scotty Pippen Jr. earns AP, SEC accolades

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt men’s basketball sophomore Scotty Pippen Jr. was named first-team All-SEC while sophomore Dylan Disu earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades, as announced by the conference office Tuesday. Pippen also earned first-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press.

Pippen is second in the SEC with 20.6 points per game and 4.9 assists per game. He owns the highest scoring average of any sophomore in the nation and, entering the postseason, it ranks eighth-best in school history, highest for any Commodore since 2000 and tops for any sophomore in program history.

Pippen has scored at least 20 points 10 times and 30 points three times, including a career-high 36 on Thursday at Cincinnati. But he has shared the ball at a record-rate as the first Commodore in five years with 5+ assists in four straight games and is the first Commodore since 2000 with eight or more assists in back-to-back games.

He was also the first Commodore since 2005 with 12 assists in a game as well as the first Commodore since 2015 to record a double-double with points and assists.



A human and organizational development major, Disu holds a 3.538 grade-point average at Vanderbilt. In 17 games this season, Disu led the SEC with 9.2 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 15 points per game in addition to a team-high .492 field goal percentage.

Disu, who finished with six double-doubles this season and was the first Commodore with back-to-back double-doubles since 2018, finished the 2020 spring semester with a 4.0 and has recorded a 3.2 GPA or better in every semester at Vanderbilt. 

Vanderbilt begins the SEC Tournament against Texas A&M at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The winner will play Florida in the second game of the conference quarterfinals Thursday. Both games can be seen on SEC Network.




First Team All-SEC

Herbert Jones, Alabama

John Petty Jr., Alabama

Moses Moody, Arkansas

Tre Mann, Florida

Cameron Thomas, LSU

Devontae Shuler, Ole Miss

Dru Smith, Missouri

Scotty Pippen Jr., Vanderbilt


Second Team All-SEC

Jaden Shackelford, Alabama

Colin Castleton, Florida

Sahvir Wheeler, Georgia

Javonte Smart, LSU

Trendon Watford, LSU

D.J. Stewart Jr., Mississippi State

Jeremiah Tilmon, Missouri

AJ Lawson, South Carolina


All-Freshman Team

Joshua Primo, Alabama

Moses Moody, Arkansas

Sharife Cooper, Auburn

KD Johnson, Georgia

Isaiah Jackson, Kentucky

Cameron Thomas, LSU

Keon Johnson, Tennessee

Jaden Springer, Tennessee


All-Defensive Team

Herbert Jones, Alabama

Isaiah Jackson, Kentucky

Abdul Ado, Mississippi State

Dru Smith, Missouri

Yves Pons, Tennessee


Coach of the Year: Nate Oats, Alabama

Player of the Year: Herbert Jones, Alabama

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Dylan Disu, Vanderbilt

Freshman of the Year: Moses Moody, Arkansas

Sixth-Man of the Year: JD Notae, Arkansas

Defensive Player of the Year: Herbert Jones, Alabama