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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

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 for second time

Vanderbilt’s second-leading scorer put his name in the portal on Tuesday afternoon.
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Nikita Rohila
Tyrin Lawrence drives past Anthony Black on January 14, 2023 against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Memorial Gymasium (Nikita Rohila/Hustler Multimedia).

Following a 9-23 season and the firing of head coach Jerry Stackhouse, Tyrin Lawrence became the fifth Vanderbilt player to enter the transfer portal on Tuesday afternoon. The decision was first reported by On3 Sports.

In his fourth year with the Commodores, Lawrence averaged 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game across 28 starts. Lawrence’s decision marks the second time he has entered the transfer portal after he decided to return to Vanderbilt ahead of the 2023-24 season. 

Although Lawrence’s senior season did not go as planned, the guard provided the Commodore faithful with several moments of greatness over his impressive Vanderbilt career. Lawrence averaged 18.1 points per game in SEC play as a junior last season in one of Vanderbilt’s most exciting seasons in recent memory with no play bigger than his shot to sink No. 6 Tennessee down the stretch. Lawrence’s game-winner against Florida this season placed the guard over 1,000 points for his Vanderbilt career.

After an exciting four years and two seasons of proven SEC production, Lawrence will likely attract high-major interest for his last year of eligibility. After ultimately returning before this season, it looks highly unlikely that Lawrence will pull the same move this time around. For the Commodores, Lawrence’s departure may not be the last as Vanderbilt still looks for its coach of the future.

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Anish Mago
Anish Mago, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Anish Mago ('24) is from West Windsor, N.J., and is studying economics and political science in the College of Arts and Science. He previously served as a staff writer for the Sports section. When not writing for The Hustler, Anish enjoys playing basketball and rooting for all Philly sports. He can be reached at .
Nikita Rohila
Nikita Rohila, Senior Staff Photographer
Nikita Rohila ('25) is from a small town in Arkansas and is majoring in psychology and medicine, health and society in the College of Arts and Science. She previously served as Deputy Social Media Director. During her free time, she enjoys roaming around the city and getting cinematic-style shots for her photography account! You can reach her at [email protected].
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