Scotty Pippen Jr. declares for NBA draft, will maintain college eligibility
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Vanderbilt star guard Scotty Pippen Jr., the son of Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, will declare for the 2021 NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility, he announced Saturday.

"To my friends, teammates, coaches, and everyone else who has been part of my journey, I appreciate you more than you know, and none of this would be possible without y'all," he wrote in a statement. "I was blessed to have the opportunity to come to Vanderbilt University, and throughout the highs and lows, the Commodore community has been amazing. I'll never forget that."

Pippen led Vanderbilt in multiple categories during a breakout year this past season. He scored a team-high 20.8 points per game across 22 contests as a sophomore, the second-best rate in the SEC. He also ranked first on head coach Jerry Stackhouse's squad in assists (4.9), steals (1.8), and minutes per game (31.8).

His father played 17 NBA seasons from 1987 to 2004, headlined by his stint with the Chicago Bulls alongside Michael Jordan. The pair claimed six championships in two separate three-peats during the 1990s.

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