One of the best playmakers on the Nike EYBL Circuit this summer for Bradley Beal Elite has decided to end his college recruitment. Tyler Tanner is committed to Vanderbilt University.
— tyler tanner (@tyler_tanner5) July 14, 2023
Tyler is a Tennessee native and chose to stay close to home with his commitment to Vanderbilt. He recently talked about his commitment on the Vandy Sports podcast.
“Growing up, I’ve always wanted to play there. It’s been a dream since watching Vanderbilt play as a kid,” he said. “Being [from here] I think a lot of people will support Vandy cause I’m there and support me because I’m at Vandy. So I think everything just worked out perfectly.”
At Vanderbilt, Tyler will play for NBA Legend Jerry Stackhouse, who is helping to turn around the once proud program that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Last season, Vanderbilt finished 22-15, 4th in the SEC. It was the second straight winning season for Vandy under Stackhouse after four straight years under .500.
Although they were denied an at-large NCAA Tournament bid despite a strong resume, they made the most of their postseason, advancing to the quarterfinals of the NIT. For the Commodores, the goal now is to get back to the tournament for the first time since 2017.
Ole Miss, Murray State and Belmont had also offered Tyler before he chose Vanderbilt, which offered him officially last summer.
“Coach Stackhouse [and his staff] have been really hands on recruiting me. That was really important in my decision,” he told Vandy Sports. “They offered me last summer, but they’ve been in contact with me the whole year. They’ve been coming to my games and stuff like that.”
Watch the whole interview with Tyler below.