It looks like Jarred Vanderbilt avoided a major injury.
After going down with what looked like a serious injury in the Jordan Brand Classic, Vanderbilt has since posted that he’s fine on Instagram:
On his Instagram page, Jarred Vanderbilt says he's good after suffering apparent foot injury at the Jordan Brand Classic. pic.twitter.com/O10GnIAeN4— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) April 15, 2017
There’s obviously still testing to be done on the injured leg, but it appears he avoided a major injury that could have threatened his freshman season at Kentucky.
Vanderbilt has been one of the biggest risers on the high school all-star circuit thus far, so much that he may crack the top 10 of all the final recruiting rankings. He’s looked great in the practices and games, enough that he’s beginning to look like a starter next season at Kentucky, despite the Wildcats being loaded at the forward position.
The 6-8, 214-pounder can play on the wing or at the 4 spot, and John Calipari’s ‘positionless’ approach was a big selling point that got Vanderbilt to pick Kentucky over the likes of North Carolina, Texas, Oregon, Kansas, and Arizona among many others.
Vanderbilt is currently scheduled to play in the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic next week, but I doubt that’s happening now.