Vanderbilt head men's basketball coach Kevin Stallings announced Wednesday the signing of Kedren Johnson, Shelby Moats, and Dai-Jon Parker to National Letters of Intent. All three will be eligible to play for the Commodores beginning in the fall of 2011-12.
"We're very excited about these three guys," said Stallings. "We feel like we've addressed some needs. We've signed guys that have really bought in to the Vanderbilt concept and the way we like to do things."
"We think they possess outstanding basketball ability or we wouldn't have signed them. They come from great families and we're really excited about the contributions they'll make on the court when they get here."
Johnson, from Lewisburg, Tenn., is a 6'4 point guard was the state of Tennessee's Mr. Basketball Award winner in 2010 and led his Marshall County team to the state semifinals as a junior. Johnson was a very highly rated point guard by most websites and publications, considered a consensus national top-100 player and top-20 point guard.
Moats, from Waconia, Minn., is a 6'8, 225-pound four man, is a very cerebral player and a great shooter who led his Waconia High School team to a 22-4 record and a Wright County Conference championship while averaging 21.1 points a game. Moats was the state's highest recruited forward, and received over 20 scholarship offers.
Parker, from Alpharetta, Ga., and Milton High School, is one of the nation's top shooting guards in the class of 2011. At 6'4, he is a consensus top-60 player, and is touted as a top-15 shooting guard. A very unselfish team player, Parker averaged 14.0 points per game on his 2010 Class 5A championship Milton team.