Djery Baptiste - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#12 Djery Baptiste Season 2016-17


Class Redshirt Freshman
Height 6'10"
Weight 240
Hometown Gonaives, Haiti
High School Prestonwood Christian (Texas

Signed with the Commodores in November of 2014…Chose the Commodores over UConn, SMU, Oregon, and USC, and was ranked the eighth-best player in the state of Texas according to ESPN…Originally from Haiti, Baptiste is one of the most physically impressive prospects in the 2015 class. He speaks four languages and hopes to one day be a diplomat in his native country…Played in 29 games and made 10 starts as a redshirt sophomore.

Redshirt Sophomore (2017-18):
Played in 29 games and made 10 starts…Averaged 2.4 points per game in 15.2 minutes…Scored career-high 13 points in win over UNC Asheville; tallied career highs in points (13), field goals made (5), then-rebounds (8), and minutes played (25) against Bulldogs…Also scored in double figures at South Carolina with 10 points…Grabbed career-high nine rebounds vs. Kansas State…Played career-high 34 minutes against USC.

Redshirt Freshman (2016-17):
Played in all 35 games and made one start and averaged 7.9 minutes per game…Averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds per game…Tied a career high with eight points in win over Miss. State…Made first career-start vs. Butler…Tallied career-high eight points and three rebounds vs. Belmont…Had seven points and seven rebounds vs. Norfolk St.

Freshman (2015-16):
Redshirted his freshman season.

High School:
Attended the Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, where he averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in his senior season…Helped lead his Lion teams to four consecutive state championships…Named his team’s Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season.

Djery Jean Baptiste…November 12, 1995…Son of Hebert Jean Baptiste and Wislonde Destin…Plans to major in Public Policy and Linguistics…Recipient of the Myer Family Men’s Basketball Scholarship…Advice to youngsters: “Seek God.”

Career Highs:

Points: 13, vs. UNC Asheville (11/17/17)
FG Made: 5, vs. UNC Asheville (11/17/17)
FG Atts: 6, 2x, last vs. Kansas State (12/3/17)
3FG Made:
3FG Atts:
FT Made: 5, vs. USC (11/19/17)
FT Atts: 6, 2x, last vs. USC (11/19/17)
Rebounds: 9, vs. Kansas State (12/3/17)
Assists: 1, 5x, last vs. Missouri (2/27/18)
Turnovers: 3, vs. Kansas State (12/3/17)
Blocks: 3, 3x, last vs. Alabama (1/2/18)
Steals: 3, at South Carolina (1/6/18)
Minutes: 34, vs. USC (11/19/17)