Vanderbilt Lands 2018 Five-Star Darius Garland

DARIUS GARLAND Photo | Jon Lopez/Nike

Darius Garland, the 6-foot-1 point guard from Brentwood (TN) Academy, committed to Vanderbilt on Monday, per ESPN. Garland took an official visit to Vanderbilt earlier this year (Sept. 23rd).

“This was the best fit for me and my family. I can have the best of both worlds in academics and basketball at Vanderbilt,” Garland told ESPN. “Someday the ball will stop bouncing and I want to prepare myself for that situation. My family put me in position to be successful so I want them to see me play as much as possible.”

According to 247Sports, Garland is ranked as the No. 10 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 1 player from the state of Tennessee. He joins Aaron Nesmith as the second commit in the¬†Commodores’ 2018 class.

Garland chose Vanderbilt over his final four of Indiana, Kentucky, and UCLA. In addition to his Vanderbilt visit, Garland also took official visits to Kentucky (Oct. 13th), Indiana (Oct. 20th), and UCLA (Oct. 28th). Duke and Kansas were also in Garland’s top six.

“I want to help change the culture at Vandy. We can be a strong basketball program and a top school, ” Garland said.

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