‘Dores get 3 commitments on first day of fall signing period

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 12:17am

With only one senior on the current roster, Vanderbilt’s men’s basketball has no immediate needs in terms of personnel.

Even so, Kevin Stallings and his staff did not have to wait long to fill their allotment of scholarships. Three high school seniors signed national letters-of-intent with the Commodores on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.

The trio consists of one player at each spot on the floor – guard, forward and center – and spreads from the east coast (New York and Virginia) to the west coast (California). Center Josh Henderson, guard Kyle Fuller and forward Rod Odom will join the program for the 2010-11 season.

“We’re very excited about the three guys we signed today,” Stallings said in e release issued by the athletics department. “Our coaching staff was relentless in their efforts in identifying guys that can really help us.  We think these three guys will not only have an impact early in their career, but have great careers here and have an impact on our program moving forward.”

Odom was rated the No. 77 prospect in the country this year. A 6-foot-8 native of Bellport, N.Y., he averaged 16.5 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three rebounds as a junior at Middlesex School in Concord, Mass.

Henderson, a 6-foot-11 center from Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, Va., averaged 17 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots in 2008-09.

Fuller, a 6-foot-1 guard, will bring to four the number of California natives on next season’s roster. He averaged nearly 20 points and nine assists per game for Rancho Verde High School (Moreno Valley, Calif.) as a junior and then averaged nearly 25 points and 10 assists in AAU play over the summer.