The Vanderbilt basketball program scored a huge commitment on the recruiting trail.
On Monday, five-star point guard Darius Garland confirmed to ESPN that he has decided to commit to Bryce Drew’s Commodores. The two-time Mr. Basketball in Tennessee chose Vanderbilt over the Duke Blue Devils, Indiana Hoosiers, Kansas Jayhawks, Kentucky Wildcats and UCLA Bruins.
“This was the best fit for me and my family,” Garland told ESPN.
“I can have the best of both worlds in academics and basketball at Vanderbilt. Someday the ball will stop bouncing and I want to prepare myself for that situation. My family put me in position to be successful so I want them to see me play as much as possible.
“I want to help change the culture at Vandy. We can be a strong basketball program and a top school.”
Garland, a Brentwood Academy standout, is rated as the No. 3 point guard in the nation, No. 1 player in Tennessee and the No. 10 overall recruit in the nation.
It’s a major get for Drew and company.