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His name may be Vanderbilt, but this five-star won’t be going to Nashville. He won’t be that far away from there, however.

On Friday, five-star recruit and the nation’s No. 6 small forward Jarred Vanderbilt (6-foot-8, 213 pounds, Bellaire, Tex.) became the latest top basketball recruit to commit to John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.

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Vanderbilt was also considering North Carolina, TCU, and Oregon.

Scouts love Vanderbilt for his overall game. He’s obviously a force to be reckoned with as a 6-foot-8 athletic forward, but he’s also shown skill in the rebounding and passing games. Vanderbilt has a decent dribble game, and he’s not afraid to bring the ball up the court and become a play-maker on the break.

Vanderbilt is the fifth commitment for Kentucky’s 2017 recruiting class. All five of those commits rank in the 247Sports Top 50 overall.

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