Vanderbilt basketball lands former Kansas guard Issac McBride

By Ben Sundock
May. 18, 2020

After another tough year for the Vanderbilt Commodores basketball program, head coach Jerry Stackhouse and Vandy nation received some good news to kick off the week.

After months of speculation, the announcement was finally made that guard Issac McBride would be transferring from the Kansas Jayhawks to Vanderbilt and would be enrolled in school by the fall.

McBride had committed and enrolled at Kansas in 2019 before the NCAA's punishment came down on Bill Self and his program. So, before every practicing or taking part in a game, McBride elected to leave the program and look to move elsewhere.

The 6'1" guard from Little Rock, Arkansas was a four-star recruit coming out of high school and was supposed to be in the mix for the Jayhawks before he announced he would be leaving.

Vanderbilt definitely needs help at guard with Scottie Pippen Jr. still developing and Saben Lee announcing that he was leaving school for the NBA Draft this summer.

The only question is whether or not the NCAA will grant Issac McBride clearance to play right away. Given that he was moving away from a program that was in trouble with the governing body and he never played in a game, I think chances are good he is given the good ahead.

Then again, it's the NCAA and they are anything but consistent with their rulings on transfers.