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  • Simi Shittu to Vanderbilt

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    Simi Shittu, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Vermont Academy (VT), has committed to Vanderbilt, via The Players’ Tribune.

    “I just felt like it was home already,” Shittu told 247 Sports. “The players and everyone was so welcoming, the whole city. The coaches’ vision for me was just great.”

    Shittu took a visit to Vanderbilt the weekend of Oct.6, and it was his only official visit after canceling trips to Arizona and North Carolina.

    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. 

    Before Shittu’s decision, Drew said on the 4 Quarters Podcast he saw Garland and Nesmith as building blocks going forward.

    “We got two great pieces, and so obviously we’re still recruiting, but I think those are two intriguing parts to hopefully attract others.”

    Shittu told ZAGSBLOG he plans on being a one-and-done. According to, 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 and the No. 1 prospect at

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