Vanderbilt loses multi-year starter to transfer portal
Vanderbilt forward Myles Stute announced on Tuesday morning that he will be entering the transfer portal.
Stute spent the past 3 seasons at Vanderbilt, including 2 as a primary starter. He started 56 games for the Commodores over the past 2 years.
Here’s his announcement:
— Myles Stute (@mylesxstute) March 14, 2023
“I have discussed my situation with my family, and I’ve prayed on it,” Stute wrote in-part. “And today I’ve decided to enter my name in the transfer portal to find a new home that will allow me to grow as a basketball player, maximize my ability to support my teammates and help my team win basketball games.”
Stute averaged 8.4 points per game this season and was efficient as a pick-and-pop threat. He made 36.1% of his 3-point attempts this season.
What this means for Vanderbilt moving forward
Vanderbilt is coming off of its best season in recent memory. The Commodores won 20 games this year for the 1st time since 2014-15. They nearly earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as well.
Stute was a big part of that success, but he is not irreplaceable for Vanderbilt. He finished 6th on the team in usage rate this season, according to KenPom.
Vanderbilt has 3 incoming true freshmen who have already signed in the class of 2023. Jerry Stackhouse and his staff could also pursue players via the transfer portal this offseason.
Vanderbilt is a No. 3 seed in the NIT. It will face Yale on Thursday.
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Correction: Vandy is a #2 seed in the NIT. Good luck Stute, when he was in a rhythm he was good. But in the SEC tourney he lost his starting spot and couldn’t hit a shot.
I hate this, Vanderbilt really had my attention this year and, I think they will recover from this and continue up the quality ladder!