Jerry Stackhouse hasn’t precisely lit the world on fireplace on the recruiting path since taking up as Vanderbilt’s head coach. His first two recruiting courses in Nashville ranked exterior the highest 60 nationally, with many calling his capacity to draw expertise to the SEC program into query.
That every one modified Wednesday evening, as Vanderbilt cashed in on a two-for-one particular with commitments from five-star middle Lee Dort and four-star capturing guard Noah Shelby — teammates at The Addison College in Texas. Dort is ranked because the 18th-best prospect within the class of 2022 in keeping with 247Sports, whereas Shelby is the No. 104 recruit within the signing class in keeping with the industry-generated 247Sports Composite rankings.
“It’s a nice faculty with nice teachers,” Dort mentioned of his dedication, per 247Sports’ Brandon Jenkins. “They’ve an amazing teaching workers and I believe their total program is superb.”
Dort and Shelby have been by no means assured to come back as a bundle deal on the subsequent stage, however the two mentioned enjoying collectively on the subsequent stage previous to committing. Now, they’ll have the prospect to do exactly that at Vanderbilt.
“Lee and I talked on daily basis about it,” Shelby mentioned. “We’re actually good mates and I believe us going to (Vanderbilt) might be an amazing alternative for the each of us.”
Taking part in for a former NBA participant in Stackhouse finally performed a serious function in Dort and Shelby’s resolution to take their skills to Vanderbilt, as the 2 are enthusiastic about what studying underneath the two-time all-star might imply for his or her improvement.
“I’m excited to play within the SEC,” Shelby mentioned. “It is among the finest leagues within the nation. I’m additionally excited to be taught from coach Stackhouse on daily basis in follow as a result of I believe he’ll develop me at a speedy tempo.”
Dort and Shelby finally picked Vanderbilt over a bunch of finalists consisting of Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Kansas, Memphis, Mississippi State, Stanford and Virginia.
Vanderbilt’s 2022 recruiting class now ranks No. 3 nationally.
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