Jarred Vanderbilt commits to Kentucky

12/23/2016 12:00 PM

2017 five-star power forward Jarred Vanderbilt just announced his commitment to Kentucky.

The Houston, Texas native is a five-star recruit on all major recruiting services. Scout.com has the 6’7”, 205-pound Vanderbilt as the No. 2 power forward and No. 15 player in the class.

When asked to describe his game by Scout.com , Vanderbilt said, “I have a very versatile game. I can play multiple positions, one through five, and can defend multiple positions.”

He went on to say his game resembles Lebron James’ because of his ability to be a point-forward and play multiple positions.

Vanderbilt chose Kentucky over UNC, TCU and Oregon among others. He becomes the fifth commitment of the 2017 class for John Calipari joining guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and big men Nick Richards and PJ Washington.

You can watch Vanderbilt pick the Cats here:


Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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