Scotty Pippen Jr. - Men's Basketball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#2 Scotty Pippen Jr.

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Class Junior
Height 6'3"
Weight 185
Hometown Los Angeles, Calif.
High School Sierra Canyon
Major Sociology

Career Honors

  • 2022 Preseason SEC Player of the Year
  • 2022 Preseason First-Team All-SEC
  • 2021-22 Bob Cousy Award preseason watch list
  • 2021 All-SEC First Team
  • 2021 Associated Press All-SEC First Team
  • 2021 NABC All-District First Team
  • 2021 Tennessee Sports Writers Association State Player of the Year
  • 2020 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 25, 2019; March 9, 2020)
  • Set Vanderbilt’s single-season sophomore scoring record with 20.8 points per game in 2020-21
  • Set school record in SEC Tournament game with 15 made free throws vs. Texas A&M (March 10, 2021)
  • Set SEC Tournament record for most made free throws without a miss in a single tournament (25 for 25 in two games)

As a Junior (2021-22)

  • 2022 Preseason SEC Player of the Year
  • 2022 Preseason First-Team All-SEC
  • 2021-22 Bob Cousy Award preseason watch list

As a Sophomore (2020-21)

  • All-SEC First Team
  • Associated Press All-SEC First Team
  • NABC All-District First Team
  • Tennessee Sports Writers Association State Player of the Year
  • Played and started in 22 games
  • Second in the SEC and 16th in the NCAA with 20.8 points per game (school record for a sophomore)
  • Second in the SEC with 4.9 assists per game (ninth-best in school history)
  • Third in SEC an ninth in the nation with 142 made free throws
  • Second in the SEC with 1.77 steals per game
  • His 457 points ranked seventh all-time among Vandy sophomores
  • Finished with the 10th-most assists (107) by a sophomore at Vanderbilt
  • Shot 42.8 percent overall, 35.8 from 3, and 85.0 from the free throw line (second in SEC)
  • Scored at least 20 points 12 times and 30 points three times
  • Scored at least 15 points in 11 straight games from Dec. 13 – Jan. 30­—the longest streak by a Vanderbilt player since John Jenkins in 2011-12 (19 straight)
  • Matched or upped his career-high point total six different times
  • Led the team in scoring 13 times, while also leading the Dores in assists 17 times in his 22 games played
  • First Commodore since 2000 with 8+ assists in back-to-back games and first in five years with 5+ in four straight games
  • First Commodore since 2015 to record a double-double with points and assists and first Commodore since 2005 with 12 assists in a game with 18 points and 12 assists vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 9)
  • Set SEC Tournament record for most made free throws without a miss in a single tournament (25 for 25 in two games)
  • His 15 made free throws in the first round of the SEC Tournament against Texas A&M (March 10) were the most all-time by a Commodore in an SEC Tournament game
  • Career-high 36 points in win at Cincinnati (March 4)
  • Scored 18 points with eight assists and eight rebounds at Kentucky (Jan. 5)

As a Freshman (2019-20)

  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • Played in all 32 games, made 31 starts and averaged 12 points and 3.6 assists per game in 29.8 minutes per contest
  • Won two SEC Freshman of the Week honors – Nov. 25 when he averaged 17 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in two Commodore wins over Austin Peay and South Carolina State, respectively, then after tying a career high with 21 points in a road win over Alabama
  • Scored 20 or more points on three different occasions, including a pair of career-high 21-point games against Austin Peay and at Alabama
  • Tallied double figures in 25 games, including the team’s last six games of the season
  • Finished the season ranked ninth in the SEC in assists per game (3.6), fifth in total free throw attempts (189) and eighth in free throw’s made (134)
  • Led the SEC in free throws made and attempted by a freshman and ranked fourth nationally in both categories
  • Had a career-high eight assists against South Carolina State and posted five or more assists in 12 games
  • Had multiple steals in a game 12 times, including a career-high three in the team’s last two games of the regular season against South Carolina and Arkansas in the SEC Tournament

High School

  • Averaged 16.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game per game as a senior at Sierra Canyon
  • Played for the Oakland Soldiers on the Nike EYBL circuit and averaged 15 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 23 games
  • Four-year starter for Sierra Canyon
  • Member of the Los Angeles Times All-Area Team, All-SoCal Varsity Team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Team
  • Named MVP of the Les Schwab Invitational in Hillsboro, Oregon

The Pippen File

  • Son of Scottie and Larsa Pippen
  • Father Scottie played 17 seasons in the NBA, won six NBA Championships with the Chicago Bulls and was named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
  • Has three siblings, Preston, Justin and Sophia
  • Plans to major in Human and Organizational Development
  • Advice for young people: “Work hard if you want to be great at something”


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