NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aaron Nesmith’s dreams of playing in the NBA are inching closer to reality.
The former Vanderbilt star is back home in Charleston, South Carolina, training and preparing for the NBA Draft. After missing most of the 2019-20 season with the Commodores due to a foot injury, Nesmith announced in March he would forego the remainder of his time on West End and turn pro.
Nesmith played and started in 14 games and averaged 23 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals. He entered his sophomore campaign as a preseason All-SEC second team member and was the SEC’s leading scorer at the time of his injury – he had also made a team-high 60 3-pointers.
His 60 made 3s ranked 10th in the SEC at the end of the regular season although he played in less than half of the season.
Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse recognized he had a special talent when he first met the 6-foot-6 guard.
“I recognized a shot maker right away,” Stackhouse told The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier. “I know what a pro looks like when he shoots the ball.”
The back story of Nesmith’s drive to succeed is profiled in a May 5 piece published by The Post and Courier. It details his ambitions, upbringing, character and other facets of a promising talent.
To read the entire piece on Nesmith, click HERE.