Goulbourne Heads South

Academics and athletics were two overriding themes in the recruitment of Top 100 forward Lance Goulbourne. On Monday, the Hun School standout ended his recruitment and gave one lucky program its second Top 100 player of the year.

The Vanderbilt basketball team is on a roll. Last week the Commodores locked up Steve Tchiengang, a power forward out of Montverde Academy. This time around the Commodores scored another Top 100 commitment, their second of the year.

Lance Goulbourne, a 6-foot-7 combo forward out Princeton (N.J.) The Hun School, picked Kevin Stallings' program over Rutgers, Marquette and Virginia. Goulbourne, on the strength of an outstanding summer, cracked the Scout.com Top 100 at No. 83. Two Top 100 players for the Commodores in one season is an outstanding achievement and people in Nashville are fired up.

"The coaches seem to be going after it a little bit," Team Final coach Rob Brown said. "I really think Lance and Steve Tchiengang should make them pretty good."

Brown saw first hand the kind of summer and what Goulbourne is capable of. At LeBron James Camp he worked his way into the minds of coaches and then blasted off at the Peach Jam when he likely led the event in blocked shots. His energy and athleticism were noted.

"His athleticism helps them at the three and the four spot. He rebounds better than most 3s and he can step and shoot better than most 4s."


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