Vanderbilt landed its second verbal commitment in less than a week Tuesday, as 6-foot-8 four-star forward Dylan Disu made his pledge via Twitter.
The Pflugerville, Texas native (Hendrickson HS) joins another four-star prospect, guard Austin Crowley, in Vanderbilt’s 2019 class to date.
Disu played his grassroots basketball for the Houston Hoops program on the Nike EYBL circuit, and his verbal commitment was made just days after completing an official visit to Vanderbilt. Disu was scheduled to visit SMU the weekend of September 7 according to 247Sports.com. But with today’s news it’s likely safe to assume that said visit will not be taking place.
In addition to Disu’s talent, as he’s capable of playing either forward spot within Bryce Drew’s system, his addition gives Vanderbilt added depth in the front court for the 2019-20 season. This helps Vanderbilt account for the possibility of losing current freshman and five-star prospect Simi Shittu to the NBA draft next spring, and Disu can also be paired up with another versatile forward in Syracuse transfer Matthew Moyer.
Moyer averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds in nearly 17 minutes per game as a freshman last season, and he’ll be eligible to compete for the Commodores in 2019 after sitting out the upcoming campaign per NCAA transfer rules.