Recruiting: South Dakota transfer Tasos Kamateros commits to Vanderbilt

The Commodores are one step closer to completing their roster with the addition of the graduate transfer.


Nikita Rohila

Men’s basketball coaches observe the game from the sidelines during the LSU game as part of the SEC Tournament, as photographed on March 9, 2023. (Hustler Multimedia/Nikita Rohila)

Anish Mago, Deputy Sports Editor

Head coach Jerry Stackhouse and Vanderbilt landed their third commitment from the transfer portal on Monday afternoon with the addition of South Dakota transfer Tasos Kamateros. The 6’8″ forward played all four years for the Coyotes and averaged 12.5 points along with 6.4 rebounds while shooting 40.1% from deep in his last season. Following the commitments of Evan Taylor and Ven-Allen Lubin, Kamateros is now the third member of Vanderbilt’s transfer class. As a graduate transfer, Kamateros will have one year left of eligibility. 

Kamateros announced his decision via Instagram. (Instagram/@tasos_kam15)

After the departures of Myles Stute, Jordan Wright, Quentin Millora-Brown and Liam Robbins over the offseason, adding experienced frontcourt options was clearly made a priority by Stackhouse. With the additions of Kamateros and Lubin in the last week, the Commodores have been able to replace their talented departures with experienced big men. In terms of his fit in Stackhouse’s rotation, Kamateros will likely compete for minutes at the power forward position with Lubin and second-year forward Colin Smith. As an immense shooting threat, Kamateros also looks likely to fit well next to talented big man Lee Dort.

With Kamateros now slated to wear the black and gold next year, Vanderbilt has just one scholarship remaining for their 2023-24 roster. As senior Tyrin Lawrence still mulls over his options in the transfer portal, Stackhouse will likely elect to wait for the talented wing to make his decision on a possible return to Vanderbilt before handing out his final scholarship.