Jarred Vanderbilt

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Jarred Vanderbilt
20170329 MCDAAG Jarred Vanderbilt holds the ball.jpg
No. 8 – Denver Nuggets
PositionSmall forward/Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1999-04-03) April 3, 1999 (age 20)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High schoolVictory Prep (Houston, Texas)
CollegeKentucky (2017–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentDenver Nuggets
2019Delaware Blue Coats
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jarred Vanderbilt (born April 3, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Victory Prep in Texas, and played men's college basketball for the University of Kentucky. In January 2017 Vanderbilt was selected as a McDonald's All-American.[1]

Early life[edit]

Vanderbilt was born in Houston, Texas. He is the son of Gwendolyn and Robert Vanderbilt. He has two older brothers, Jamal and Robert, and three older sisters, Rean, Jenae, and Tasha. His father played basketball at Wiley College. His mother played at Xavier of Louisiana. His brother, Jamal, played at Texas-Tyler and sister, Jenae, played at UTSA.[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Vanderbilt was considered as one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.[3][4] On December 23, 2016 Jarred committed to the Kentucky Wildcats.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jarred Vanderbilt
SF
Houston, TX Victory Prep (TX) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Dec 23, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 94
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #11   Rivals: #13  247Sports: #8  ESPN: #18
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Kentucky 2017 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  • "2017 Kentucky Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved September 6, 2016.

College career[edit]

Despite being highly regarded coming out of high school, Vanderbilt was marred by two injuries and only played 14 games for the Kentucky Wildcats. He averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game. Following the season he declared for the 2018 NBA draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Denver Nuggets (2018–present)[edit]

On June 21, 2018, Vanderbilt was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 41st overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded to the Denver Nuggets.[6][7] On July 11, 2018, Vanderbilt signed with the Denver Nuggets.[8] Vanderbilt made his NBA debut on January 25, 2019 in a 132-95 win over the Phoenix Suns, playing four minutes and scoring one point with three rebounds, an assist, and one steal.[9]

National team career[edit]

He won a gold medal with the 2015 USA U16 National Team at the 2015 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship. He scored 19 points in 19 minutes of play at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, as Team USA defeated the World Select Team 98-87.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018–19 Denver 17 0 4.1 .474 .000 .600 1.4 .2 .4 .1 1.4
Career 17 0 4.1 .474 .000 .600 1.4 .2 .4 .1 1.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2019 Denver 3 0 1.7 .3 .0 .0 .3 .0
Career 3 0 1.7 .3 .0 .0 .3 .0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Kentucky 14 0 17.0 .426 .000 .632 7.9 1.0 .4 .8 5.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 McDonald's All-American Game boys rosters announced". maxpreps. January 15, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Jarred Vanderbilt". www.usab.com.
  3. ^ "Jarred Vanderbilt, Victory Prep , Small Forward". 247sports.com.
  4. ^ "Jarred Vanderbilt - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles". ESPN.
  5. ^ Draft Declarations - Jarred Vanderbilt Declares For 2018 NBA Draft
  6. ^ "Magic Continue to Add Length in Second Round". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 NBA Draft Trade Tracker". NBA.com. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "The Denver Nuggets Sign Rookie Jarred Vanderbilt". NBA.com. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Rush, Joel (January 27, 2019). "Denver Nuggets Rundown, Games 40-48: Offense Surges As Will Barton, Gary Harris Return From Injury". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "LiveStats - USA vs World Select Team - Nike Hoop Summit". Retrieved April 8, 2017.

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