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Jarred Vanderbilt leads the Summer League in Rebounds



There isn’t a better rebounder in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League than Jarred Vanderbilt.

Finally completely recovered from a lingering foot injury, Vanderbilt has been tearing up the league with the Denver Nuggets. Last night the former Wildcat made 8-of-15 shots to score 20 points. He made it a double-double by grabbing 17 rebounds. Vanderbilt also dished out 3 assists and stole 3 passes.

After Vando’s crazy night, he now averages a Summer League-high 12 rebounds per game through three contests. He’s also shooting 54% to score 12 points a game. Raise your hand if you saw this coming.


Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

25 Comments for Jarred Vanderbilt leads the Summer League in Rebounds

  1. Bob Ed Thom
    12:07 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    I totally saw this coming if his foot ever healed. He was an extreme talent with just great instincts. I can see him being really special in the NBA if his wheels stay in good shape.

  2. Cokely53
    12:11 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    He should be able to find a role in the league as a poor mans Ben Wallace. That’s not a bad career at all.

    • BluemanGreen
      12:17 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

      eh much better ball handling skills, speed, passing, shooting than Ben Wallace…but yes they both rebound well lol

    • IrishCat
      4:57 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

      So different than Ben Wallace…

  3. Catcasey1
    12:25 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    I see him playing some point

  4. Smyrna_Cat
    12:43 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Nice to see him on the court again!

  5. Kentucky Hoops
    12:45 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink


  6. KYjellyRoll
    1:12 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Man what could have been…

  7. Underdog
    1:14 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    I thought Vanderbilt was one of the best players Cal has ever recruited.

    If he had played two years, healthy, at Kentucky he would have been a first-team All-American and a potential FIRST pick in the NBA draft.

    I would easily put him in this conversation with John Wall, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins. He’s the elite of the elite. Denver got a steal. They were smart, but nevertheless they take the risk.

    The only question is, Are his wheels good? That remains to be seen.

  8. TOMCATS1990
    2:07 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Rodman made a lot of cash rebounding the basketball

  9. ClutchCargo
    2:17 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    I got a chance to see him play some pickup games with the team during the Father/Son camp a couple of years ago. He was going about half speed with the foot issue, but it was obvious by the way he carried himself and how the othe players responded to him that he was going to be the unquestioned alpha dog of that group. Too bad we never got to see it happen.

    2:43 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    That knack for coming up with loose rebounds, his fluidity on the court, his vision, ball handling and a decent work in progress jump shot, I could see Vanderbilt, if he stays healthy, being a steal for the Nuggets. See a lot of Lamar Odom mix with Bosh in his game. We will be shocked where he will be in a few yrs. Him and Michael Porter Jr. Nuggets are a sleeper for the title next yr! They like 11 deep of ballers. Keep it up Vanderbilt, you still a Kentucky Wildcat, don’t care what anyone says! And with all this success in the Summer League from all Wildcats, all the top recruits are watching and got to be taking notes. And notes of Barretts 8,9,10 TO in his first 3 games, lol

  11. kevin823
    2:47 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Is richie gonna start tonight? Is he does how many poiwwnts does everyone think he will geeet? I think he will score 18 poiwwnts.

  12. kevin823
    2:48 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Jared will be poor mans dennis rodman with the drame, drug problems, attitude, and love for dressing in drag. Ok maybe dennis is the poor man’s jared v!

  13. kevin823
    2:49 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Meant to say w/o all that crap

  14. jim tom
    3:34 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    He is tearing up the league because uh well it’s the summer league

  15. Brad
    4:38 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    A more athletic Lamar Odom is more like it

    • IrishCat
      4:59 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

      At least there’s one player comparison on this thread that isn’t completely terrible.

  16. Han
    5:50 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    Always felt like he was one of those guys who, in another era, could’ve been a stat-stuffing fan favorite for 3-4 years. Unfortunately, injuries and the one-and-done desire means we hardly knew him (and many look down on him, thinking he should’ve played even if he was injured–guys like Boogie and KD can tell you how they feel about that kind of thing).

    • Ridge Runner
      6:29 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

      I know what you are saying about another era. Yes.

  17. michaelb
    6:23 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    He makes great decisions with the basketball. He doesn’t play like someone who has sit out a long time due to injury , against popular opinion I’m gonna say this is good to see still.

  18. michaelb
    6:27 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    These comparisons have me in the floor lol. He’s a broke mans hulk hogan . He’s a vegetarian place kicker . He’s a high colesterol nunchuck ninja . He’s a frugal bill gates .

  19. Ridge Runner
    6:28 pm July 11, 2019 Permalink

    He is an amazing athlete and hope he stays healthy.