Jarred Vanderbilt (born April 3, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Victory Prep in Texas, and played men's college basketball for the University of Kentucky. In January 2017 Vanderbilt was selected as a McDonald's All-American.
Vanderbilt at the 2017 McDonald's All-American Game
|No. 8 – Denver Nuggets|
|Position||Small forward/Power forward|
|Born||April 3, 1999|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||214 lb (97 kg)|
|High school||Victory Prep (Houston, Texas)|
|NBA draft||2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall|
|Selected by the Orlando Magic|
|2019||→Delaware Blue Coats|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Vanderbilt was born in Houston, Texas. He is the son of Gwendolyn and Robert Vanderbilt. He has two older brothers, Jamal and Robert, and three older sisters, Rean, Jenae, and Tasha. His father played basketball at Wiley College. His mother played at Xavier of Louisiana. His brother, Jamal, played at Texas-Tyler and sister, Jenae, played at UTSA.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Houston, TX||Victory Prep (TX)||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||215 lb (98 kg)||Dec 23, 2016|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 94|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #11 Rivals: #13 247Sports: #8 ESPN: #18|
Despite being highly regarded coming out of high school, Vanderbilt was marred by two injuries and only played 14 games for the Kentucky Wildcats. He averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game. Following the season he declared for the 2018 NBA draft.
Denver Nuggets (2018–present)Edit
On June 21, 2018, Vanderbilt was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 41st overall pick in the 2018 NBA draft. He was subsequently traded to the Denver Nuggets. On July 11, 2018, Vanderbilt signed with the Denver Nuggets. Vanderbilt made his NBA debut on January 25, 2019 in a 132-95 win over the Phoenix Suns, playing four minutes and scoring one point with three rebounds, an assist, and one steal.
National team careerEdit
He won a gold medal with the 2015 USA U16 National Team at the 2015 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship. He scored 19 points in 19 minutes of play at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, as Team USA defeated the World Select Team 98-87.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- "2017 McDonald's All-American Game boys rosters announced". maxpreps. January 15, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
- "Jarred Vanderbilt". www.usab.com.
- "Jarred Vanderbilt, Victory Prep , Small Forward". 247sports.com.
- "Jarred Vanderbilt - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles". ESPN.
- Draft Declarations - Jarred Vanderbilt Declares For 2018 NBA Draft
- "Magic Continue to Add Length in Second Round". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 21, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
- "2018 NBA Draft Trade Tracker". NBA.com. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
- "The Denver Nuggets Sign Rookie Jarred Vanderbilt". NBA.com. July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
- Rush, Joel (January 27, 2019). "Denver Nuggets Rundown, Games 40-48: Offense Surges As Will Barton, Gary Harris Return From Injury". Forbes.com. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
- "LiveStats - USA vs World Select Team - Nike Hoop Summit". Retrieved April 8, 2017.