Five-star point guard Darius Garland is staying home for college.
Garland — a 6-foot-1 prospect in the class of 2018 — committed to hometown Vanderbilt on Monday, he announced during a ceremony at his high school. The No. 10 player in the 2018 composite rankings had narrowed his list to Kentucky, Indiana, UCLA and Vandy, though UK had always been viewed as a major long-shot in his recruitment.
Kentucky has already signed five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley — the No. 8 player in the 2018 rankings — and could return freshman point guards Quade Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for next season.