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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

Scotty Pippen Jr. named first-team All-SEC

Pippen Jr. was named first-team All-SEC, making him the first Vanderbilt player to receive the honor since 2017.
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Scotty Pippen Jr. scored 21 second half points in Vanderbilt’s 82-78 loss to Kentucky. (Hustler Multimedia/Truman McDaniel).

Scotty Pippen Jr. was named first-team All-SEC on Tuesday, the conference announced in a press release.

He is the first Vanderbilt player to receive the honor since Luke Kornet in 2017.

Despite missing three-straight games against Tennessee, Ole Miss and LSU due to a hip injury, Pippen Jr. was named first-team All-SEC in both the coaches poll and the AP poll. The sophomore guard’s breakout year saw him amass 20.6 points per game—the highest scoring average of any sophomore in the nation, and the eighth-best in program history entering the postseason—coupled with 4.9 assists per game.

Pippen Jr tallied a career-high 36 points against Cincinnati in his return from injury and has scored 30-plus points three times this season. Meanwhile, he became the first Commodore since 2000 to notch eight-plus assists in back-to-back games, and the first Commodore since 2015 to record a double-double with points and assists.

Sophomore forward Dylan Disu was also honored by the conference on Tuesday, as he was named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year, holding a 3.538 GPA. While Disu recently underwent season-ending knee surgery, the Pflugerville, Texas native led the SEC with 9.2 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 15 points per game through 17 games this season.

The Vanderbilt Commodores (8-15, 3-13) will take to Bridgestone Arena to face the Texas A&M Aggies (8-9, 2-8) in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT.

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Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
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