NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse has announced the signing of point guard Scotty Pippen, Jr. to a National Letter of Intent. Pippen, Jr. will be eligible to compete for the Commodores in the 2019-20 campaign.
“We are extremely excited to add Scotty to our Commodore basketball family,” said Stackhouse. “Scotty is a dynamic point guard who has the ability and poise to make an immediate impact on our roster. Scotty’s natural leadership qualities along with his ability to make others better will help us bring Memorial Magic back to campus, and I’m looking forward to seeing him wear the black and gold.”
Pippen, Jr., from Sierra Canyon High School in California, posted a record of 32-3 in 2018-19 and captured their state championship in the open division. Pippen averaged 16.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game for the Trailblazers.
Last season on the Nike EYBL circuit, he averaged 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 23 games for the Oakland Soldiers.
Pippen, Jr. is the son of NBA legend and Naismith Hall of Fame member Scottie Pippen, a 17-year NBA veteran and the winner of six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.