Bulls legend Scottie Pippen’s son, Scottie Pippen Jr., pledges to Vanderbilt University
Scotty Pippen Jr. has his heart set on playing at Vanderbilt University next year. The offspring of the Chicago Bulls legend made his commitment via Twitter on Friday.
— Scotty Pippen (@spippenjr) January 11, 2019
A much different direction than that of his Hall of Fame father Scottie Pippen, who played his college ball at the University of Central Arkansas, Pippen Jr. will opt to play for Bryce Drew’s Commodores as a four-star recruit and the fourth commitment out of the 2019 class.
The 6-foot-1 guard from Sierra Canyon High School in California has played for the Oakland Soldiers on the Nike EYBL circuit, averaging 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists over the 23-game season per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
It’s no coincidence why this decision came about.
Pippen became teammates with Drew, following his days with Michael Jordan and their six-title run together. Drew and Pippen played together on the Houston Rockets in the 1998-99 season. Drew also played for the Bulls from 2000-2002.
“I’m headed to Vanderbilt,” Pippen Jr. told 247Sports on Friday. “I picked them because I have a good relationship with the coaches. I like the school a lot. I think it’s a great fit for me academically and athletically. I feel like they needed me at the point guard position.
Pippen Jr. noted that the coaching staff was among the deciding factors of his commitment.