According to Jerry Tipton of the Lexington Herald Leader, Jay Bilas suggested Jarred Vanderbilt should return to Kentucky.
Tipton spoke with Bilas and while Bilas didn’t pretend to know Vanderbilt’s final decision or where he’s at with his injuries, Bilas said Vanderbitl could use a full year to show what he can do when healthy.
“He’s got some very good tools to work with,” Bilas told Tipton. “He’s not a polished product yet… Maybe he’s better off going back to school and getting a full year in where he can really play and show what he’s capable of doing.”
The conversation centered around Vanderbilt skipping the NBA Draft Combine. Just a day before the NBA Draft Combine was set to begin Vanderbilt withdrew and didn’t go through measurements or drills. John Calipari said he met with an NBA team or two, but those weren’t formal NBA Draft Combine interviews.
We’re still unsure exactly what Vanderbilt will decide, but if he can stay healthy he could be one of UK’s best players next season.