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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Scottie Pippen’s son commits to play at Vanderbilt

Scottie Pippen

Scotty Pippen Jr will be playing his college ball not too far from where his Hall of Fame father played his.

Pippen Jr, the son of retired six-time NBA champion Scottie Pippen, revealed on Friday that he has verbally committed to Vanderbilt University.

“I’m headed to Vanderbilt,” Pippen Jr said, per Evan Daniels of 247Sports. “I picked them because I have a good relationship with the coaches. I like the school a lot. I think it’s a great fit for me academically and athletically.

“I feel like they needed me at the point guard position,” added Pippen Jr, who stands at 6-foot-1. “They just needed a point guard. They want me to come in right away and be able to play the point and help run the team.”

The three-star 2019 prospect also said that he considered Colorado State, UC Santa Barbara, DePaul, and Washington State in addition to the Commodores.

Pippen Jr averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 assists per game as a junior last season for Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, Calif. He also added 16.6 points and 2.3 assists a game for the Oakland Soldiers, an AAU team competing in the Nike 17U National Championships.

The elder Pippen attended college at Central Arkansas before his decorated 17-year NBA career. As for Vanderbilt, a 9-5 team so far this season, they will have another ex-NBA player coaching the younger Pippen next season.

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