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Wednesday / June 20.
  • Vanderbilt commit Simi Shittu to undergo MRI on knee

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    Simi Shittu, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Vermont Academy (VT) who has committed to Vanderbilt, will undergo an MRI on his right knee on Friday and could miss the remainder of the season, a source told ZAGSBLOG.

    Shittu injured the knee on Dec. 28 while playing in the Slam Dunk to the Beach event.

    Shittu is the third member of a top-10 recruiting class for head coach Bryce Drew which also includes Aaron Nesmith and top-5 point guard Darius Garland. The ‘Dores are also in the running for five-star guard Romeo Langford who recently cut his list to Vanderbilt, Indiana, and Kansas. 

    Shittu told ZAGSBLOG he plans on being a one-and-done. According to NBADraft.net, Shittu is the projected No. 9 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

    According to 247Sports, Shittu is the No. 7 player in the class of 2018.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.