Vanderbilt has major recruiting class joining the Commodores basketball program next season, and you can add Matthew Moyer to the party.
The former Syracuse forward announced Thursday that he would be transferring to play for Bryce Drew’s Commodores via Twitter.
“I am so blessed to announce that the next step in my academic and athletic journey is to Vanderbilt to play for Coach Drew,” Moyer wrote.
— Matthew Moyer (@matthewmoyer13) April 19, 2018
Moyer, standing at 6-foot-8, averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game during the 2017-18 season with the Orange. He also was considering Florida, Xavier and Texas as transfer destinations.
Per NCAA transfer rules, Moyer will be required to sit out the 2018-19 men’s basketball season. He should be eligible to compete for the Commodores in the 2019-20 season.
Drew already has a group of talented players set to join the Commodores program. Vanderbilt signed two 5-star players in the Class of 2018 in point guard Darius Garland and power forward Simisola Shittu, as well as 4-star shooting guard Aaron Nesmith.
Moyer joined Syracuse as a member of the Class of 2016. He was ranked as the No. 66 player in the country out of Columbus, Ohio, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
Vanderbilt now has one open scholarship remaining, according to a report from The Tennessean’s Adam Sparks. The Commodores are finalists for uncommitted 5-star Romeo Langford as well as Illinois graduate transfer Michael Finke. Presumably, Drew only has room to accept a commitment from one of the two now that Moyer is on board.