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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.

BREAKING: Tyrin Lawrence enters transfer portal

Vanderbilt’s sensational junior Tyrin Lawrence entered the transfer portal on Monday morning, according to reports.
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Ophelia Lu
Tyrin Lawrence by the rim of the court, waiting to shoot, as photographed on Mar 10, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Ophelia Lu)

In an offseason that has been filled with mostly bad news, the worst news has come to fruition for Vanderbilt Men’s Basketball. According to multiple reports, Tyrin Lawrence has entered the transfer portal.

A former four-star recruit out of high school, Lawrence was Vanderbilt’s most improved player in 2022-23. The junior wing jumped from 3.8 points per game last season to 13.1 points per game this year on more efficient shooting from the field and a 16-point uptick in three-point percentage.

The loss of Lawrence is a massive one for Vanderbilt moving forward, both in terms of reputation and on-court production. Jerry Stackhouse’s program has now lost seven players from the 2022-23 roster to the transfer portal, joining fellow upperclassmen Quentin Millora-Brown, Myles Stute, Jordan Wright, Trey Thomas and freshmen Malik Dia and Noah Shelby,. Vanderbilt has added just one portal addition in Evan Taylor.

Lawrence figures to be one of the most highly sought-after portal entries and his absence will leave a massive hole at the wing for the Commodores. You can follow along with Vanderbilt’s 2023-2024 roster with our live scholarship chart here.

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Bryce Smith, Former Sports Editor
Bryce Smith ('23) is majoring in human and organizational development in Peabody College with a minor in business. Bryce previously wrote for SBNation before joining The Hustler. Hailing from Chicago, Bryce is a die-hard Bears and Cubs fan who is also hoping that the Bulls and Blackhawks may one day rekindle their dominance. He can be reached at [email protected].    
Ophelia Lu, Deputy Photography Director
Ophelia Lu (’26) is double majoring in biomedical and electrical engineering in the School of Engineering. She previously served as a staff photographer. When not covering events and sports games for The Hustler, you can find her listening to Spotify religiously, studying at Starbucks or attempting to make food out of the random things she bought. She can be reached at [email protected].
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anchors down
10 months ago

I don’t know if this is just the way of college basketball these days, but I’m really curious as to why we’re losing so many players. It was by most measures a good year for the program, so what’s going on?

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9 months ago
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I second this request for a “WHY?”. The Tennessean’s crack sports writers have totally avoided