The Vanderbilt men’s basketball program will host their first Pro Day in program history on October 9 at Memorial Gym from 4 to 8 p.m. All 30 NBA teams are invited, and the event will feature head coach Bryce Drew and his staff putting current Commodore players through a combine-like practice. The event is closed to the public, but open to the media.
Practice for the 2018-19 season begins on September 26 for the Commodores, who return. eight letterwinners and two starters from a year ago, with rising sophomore guard Saben Lee leading the way after averaging 10.6 points per game in 2017-18. Vanderbilt will also welcome the highest decorated recruiting class in the program’s history this fall in point guard Darius Garland, forward Aaron Nesmith, and forward/center Simisola Shittu. Garland and Shittu were consensus five-star prospects, and Nesmith was a four-star recruit who won the Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year award in 2018.