|Jarred Vanderbilt Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||April 3, 1999|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jarred Vanderbilt is an American professional basketball player who played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats and was later selected by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2018 NBA draft. Subsequently, he went on to play for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Jarred Jakobi Vanderbilt
Houston, Texas, United States
Houston, Texas, United States
Jarred Vanderbilt studied at Victory Prep Academy in Houston, Texas. He then attended the University of Kentucky, a public land-grant research university located in Lexington, Kentucky.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Robert Vanderbilt (Played basketball at Wiley College)
- Mother – Gwendolyn Vanderbilt (Played at Xavier of Louisiana)
- Siblings – Jamal Vanderbilt (Older Brother) (Played at Texas-Tyler), Robert Vanderbilt (Older Brother), Rean Vanderbilt (Older Sister), Jenae Vanderbilt (Older Sister) (Played at UTSA), Tasha Vanderbilt (Older Sister)
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
97 kg or 214 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Jarred Vanderbilt is of African-American descent.
- Towering height
- Great vertical jumping ability and hustle
Jarred Vanderbilt Facts
- He was born into a sports family.
- He was named as a McDonald’s All-American in high school.
- At the 2015 FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship, Jarred Vanderbilt won a gold medal with the 2015 USA U16 National Team as he scored 19 points in 19 minutes of play at the 2017 Nike Hoop Summit, as Team USA defeated the World Select Team 98–87.
- He averaged 28.5 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game as a senior in high school.
- He was considered one of the top athletes in the 2017 recruiting class by Scout.com, Rivals.com, and ESPN. However, 2 injuries adversely affected his college career and he only played 14 games for the Kentucky Wildcats and averaged 5.9 points and 7.9 rebounds in 17.0 minutes per game.
- Jarred Vanderbilt declared for the 2018 NBA draft and was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 41st overall pick on June 21, 2018. Subsequently, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets and he signed with the team on July 11, 2018.
- On January 25, 2019, he made his NBA debut with the Denver Nuggets in a 132–95 win over the Phoenix Suns, playing four minutes and scoring one point with three rebounds, an assist, and one steal.
- He signed with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on November 20, 2019.
- Jarred Vanderbilt was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 5, 2020, and he went on to make his 2020 debut in a 127–91 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on December 27, 2020, playing fifteen minutes and scoring two points, seven rebounds, six assists, three steals, and a block.
- With the Minnesota Timberwolves, he scored a career-high sixteen points along with eleven rebounds in a win against the New Orleans Pelicans on January 23, 2021.
- He re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 15, 2021, and started 67 games for the team during the 2021-22 season. Jarred averaged career-highs of 6.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
- He grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 3 points during the Minnesota Timberwolves’s 109-104 play-in game victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on April 12, 2022.
- Along with Malik Beasley, Patrick Beverley, Leandro Bolmaro, the draft rights to Walker Kessler, four future first-round picks, and a pick swap, Jarred Vanderbilt was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Rudy Gobert on July 6, 2022.
- He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a three-team trade involving the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 9, 2023.
- On February 11, 2023, he made his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers and recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in a 109–103 win over the Golden State Warriors.
- Jarred Vanderbilt signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the Lakers on September 15, 2023, and the deal was fully guaranteed with a player option in the 4th year.
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