#24 Aaron Nesmith

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Height 6'6"
Weight 213
Position F
Class Sophomore
Hometown Charleston, S.C.
High School Porter Gaud

General:

  • Signed with the Commodores in the early signing period.
  • Played in all 32 games a true freshman and made 19 starts.
  • Posted a stellar career at Porter Gaud High School in Charleston, S.C., where he was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior while leading his Porter Gaud teams to three straight South Carolina state titles and scoring 2,000 career points.

Freshman (2018-19):

  • Played in all 32 games and made 19 starts.  Averaged 11.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in all games.
  • Led Commodores in scoring in SEC games only with 13.5 points per game.
  • Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Scored 20 or more points in four SEC games as a true freshman and tallied double figures in 14 total games.
  • His 5.5 rebounds per game tied for the eighth-most by a Vanderbilt freshman in a single season (Kevin Bright, 2013).
  • Set new career highs in points at Florida (26); also was career-best 12-15 from the free throw line.
  • Scored 24 points and had career highs in field goals made (9) and minutes (42) against Tennessee.
  • Tallied 23 points against South Carolina; also made career-best five threes.
  • Posted 24 points and career-high 14 rebounds against Auburn.
  • Posted 20 points and then-career-high 13 rebounds in win over Savannah State.
  • Scored 10 points, four rebounds, and four assists in win at USC.

Prior to Vanderbilt:

  • Nesmith is one of the class of 2018’s top shooters.
  • Averaged 21 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game as as senior.
  • Scored 2,067 career points and was named Most Outstanding Player at both the Chick-fil-A Classic, where he made nine three pointers, and the Rotary Roundball holiday tournament.
  • Also a three-time South Carolina Independent School Association 3A Player of the Year.
  • Three-time honoree as All-Lowcountry player of the year by the Charleston Post and Courier.

Personal:

  • Aaron Joshua Nesmith.
  • October 16, 1999.
  • Son of Benard and Erine Nesmith.
  • Has one brother, Eddie, who attends Harvard.
  • Undecided in major.
  • Advice to young people:  “Always work hard and give that little extra effort when your peers are not.”