Five-star point guard and two-time Mr. Basketball in Tennessee Darius Garland (Brentwood Academy, TN) will play his college basketball at Vanderbilt under Head Coach Bryce Drew, a relationship that dates back to his early childhood when Garland attended Drew’s summer basketball camps in Indiana.
Garland will announce his commit this afternoon to play for the Commodores.
Garland commits to the Commodores after official visits to UCLA, Kentucky, and Indiana.
— Chip Cirillo (@ChipCirillo) November 13, 2017
Garland is ranked No. 11 inside the ESPN Top 100, and the No. 2 point guard in the 2018 class. Garland is the highest rated recruit in program history, and the second five-star prospect to pledge with the Commodores, as John Jenkins signed with Vandy in 2009.
Garland now joins Cameron Johnson and Gavin Schoenwald, as the fellow Brentwood Academy stars are committed to play for Derek Mason and the football program in 2018.
Garland will now shift his attention to luring two additional five-star prospects, Simi Shittu and Romeo Langford to form the greatest class in Commodore Basketball history.
Langford will choose between Vanderbilt, Kansas, and Indiana, as he will sign later in the spring. Langford is No.5 player in the 2018 class.
Additionally, Shittu is the No. 8 player in the 2018 class, and will make Vanderbilt a serious contender.
Garland joins four-star Forward Aaron Nesmith in the Commodore recruiting class.
Bryce Drew is making waves in recruiting as the Commodores are not done quite yet.
Vanderbilt (1-0) visits Belmont (0-1) for a cross town battle as tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. inside the Curb Event Center.