Vanderbilt basketball continued its offseason roster overhaul Wednesday with the addition of Gardner-Webb transfer Jamaine Mann.
Mann, a 6’6” 225 lb. forward, averaged 6.8 points, 5,3 rebounds, and 0.7 assists as a freshman this past season with the Runnin’ Bulldogs. He started 10 of 26 games, shooting 51.6% from the field, 30.8% from three, and 55.4% from the free throw line. Mann was a three-star prospect from Dutchtown (Ga.) High School in the 2020 class.
Mann is the fourth transfer heading to Vandy, joining Rodney Chatman (Dayton), Terren Frank (TCU), and Liam Robbins (Minnesota). In addition, the Commodores will welcome two freshmen in the 21 class: Peyton Daniels and Gabe Dorsey.
This large influx of newcomers will be counted on to fill out a roster decimated by outgoing transfers. Dylan Disu (Texas), Maxwell Evans (TCU), DJ Harvey (Detroit Mercy), Braelee Albert (?), Issac McBride (Oral Roberts), Clevon Brown (FIU), Akeem Odusipe (Kent State), and Ejike Obinna (St. Joes), all left the Commodores for other programs this offseason.
In addition, star point guard Scotty Pippen Jr. declared for the NBA draft. Pippen did not hire an agent, leaving the possibility of a return to college. However, Mann’s arrival takes up the last available scholarship, which strongly suggests Coach Stackhouse isn’t expecting Pippen to return to the Commodores.