Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse got some very good news earlier tonight as Freshman Guard, Issac McBride, received a waiver from the NCAA and will be eligible to play in the 2020-21 College Basketball season.
This is huge news for the Commodores in terms up depth. Something Vanderbilt fans have often not seen in the past few years. McBride was originally committed to Kansas until December of last year when he announced he would be transferring to Vanderbilt.
The former 4-Star recruit played his high school ball at Arkansas Baptist School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The 6’1 190 pound Combo Guard ranked 137th nationally, 22nd by position, and 1st in the state of Arkansas per 247 Sports.
McBride will be a huge lift to the Commodore backcourt as he will look to serve the backup Point Guard role behind Scotty Pippen Jr. McBride’s strengths are being able to shoot off the dribble, and he does so with terrific bounce and elevation. Also, he has a will to get to the rim and excels in the pick-and-roll game. McBride is known for his lethal shooting ability and has range from just about anywhere on the court.
Look for him to serve as a huge spark plug off the bench for Coach Jerry Stackhouse. Even more exciting, Issac McBride will have all fours years eligibility left for the Commodores in the coming years. Vanderbilt now has all 13 scholarship players eligible and healthy as the 2020-21 season is just over two weeks away!
Vanderbilt fans, officially welcome Issac McBride to the Commodore basketball family.