Yanni Wetzell - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#1 Yanni Wetzell


Class Redshirt Junior
Height 6'10"
Weight 240
Hometown St. Mary's, Texas
High School St. Mary's


  • 6’10 forward who transferred from St. Mary’s University in Texas.
  • Named to the All-Heartland Conference Second Team as a sophomore after averaging 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
  • Played in all 32 games as a junior with the Commodores and made 10 starts.

Redshirt Junior (2018-19):

  • Played in all 32 games and made 10 starts as a junior.  Averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
  • Scored in double figures in five games against SEC competition, including 11 points at LSU, and in eight games overall.
  • Tied a season-high with 15 points at Texas A&M.
  • Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Arkansas.
  • Had two double-doubles in his first season with the Commodores (Auburn and Texas A&M). Made first start as a Commodore against Tennessee State.
  • Tallied season-high 16 points in win over UNC Asheville.
  • Grabbed a season-best nine rebounds at Kansas State.
  • Scored 12 points and had five rebounds in win over Arizona State.

Redshirt Sophomore (2017-18):

  • Sat out the season after transferring from St. Mary’s.

Sophomore at St. Mary’s (2016-17):

  • Played and started in all 30 games for St. Mary’s University. Averaged 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
  • Scored in double figures in last eight games as a sophomore, including a season-high 29-point effort against Newman and a 28-point effort against Panhandle State.
  • Scored 20 or more points in six games and posted six double doubles.

Freshman at St. Mary’s (2015-16):

  • Played and started in all 29 games for St. Mary’s and averaged 11.7 points and 5.6 rebounds.
  • Named Heartland Conference Freshman of the Year.
  • Posted four double-doubles on the season and a season-high 24 points against Oklahoma Christian on Jan. 28.

High School:

  • Starred under head coach Carl Stent at Westlake High School in New Zealand, earning the Most Improved Player as a senior.
  • Helped his team to a No. 2 national rank.
  • Also lettered in tennis and was tennis captain.
  • Also played for the U19 New Zealand National Team, finishing ranked No. 2.


  • Yanni Clemens Thomas Wetzell.
  • Parents are Clem and Jenny Wetzell.
  • Has four sisters, Kylie, Pippa, Anya and Georgia.
  • His father Clem played rugby on the collegiate level and his mother Jenny was a surfer.
  • Majoring in Economics.
  • Advice to youngsters:  “If you love something, keep working at it, and don’t quit because you’re not the best.”