Stute Signs NLI

Stute to begin career in 2020-21 campaign

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse has announced the signing of Myles Stute to a National Letter of Intent. Stute will be eligible to begin his Commodore career in the 2020-21 season.

“We’re excited to have Myles and the Stute family join us at Vanderbilt,” Stackhouse said. “He is a great student, an excellent shooter and a tough, hard-nosed defender that will have an immediate impact on our team next season and for years to come. We are extremely happy to have him join the Commodore basketball family.”

Stute, a 6-foot-6 forward from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., is a versatile wing prospect that has competed against the best competition in high school basketball and is ranked nationally in the top 25 at his position in the 2020 class. Stute also considered Marquette, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Clemson, Texas A&M and Florida before signing with the Commodores.

“I’m extremely excited to play for coach Stackhouse and Vanderbilt University,” Stute said. “Knowing that I’ll be getting the knowledge of someone who played my same position in the NBA for 18 years is something that was hard to pass up.

“Not only that, but the coaching staff is comparable to that of a professional level team. Combined with great academics and a thriving city, I knew that Vanderbilt was the place I needed to be.”