Scotty Pippen Jr. enters draft but could return to Vanderbilt

Mar 11, 2021; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores guard Scotty Pippen Jr. (2) talks with Vanderbilt Commodores forward Quentin Millora-Brown (42) coming out of a timeout during the second half against the Florida Gators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt’s Scotty Pippen Jr. declared for the 2021 NBA Draft on Saturday but said he will retain his college eligibility.

That means Pippen is testing the NBA waters and won’t be hiring an agent.

“We all have dreams, and I am ready to pursue mine,” he said.

The son of Hall of Fame member Scottie Pippen, he was an All-SEC First Team selection in 2020-21. He set a school record for a sophomore by averaging 20.8 points per game, which was good for second in the conference and 16th in the NCAA.

He also was second in the conference with 4.9 assists and 1.77 steals per game. Pippen scored a career-high 36 points on March 4 in a win at Cincinnati.

The Commodores finished their season at 9-16 (3-13 SEC).

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–Field Level Media