Vanderbilt is coming off an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, after coming back from a losing record and pushing themselves into postseason play. Expectations have grown on West End and many are looking forward to the 2017-2018 basketball season.
One big reason to look ahead comes from today's news that guard Matthew Fisher-Davis has decided to return to Vanderbilt for his senior year
The Charlotte, North Carolina native publicly announced his decision today to return for his senior season on his Instagram account. His return gives Vanderbilt a prolific scorer who can shoot it from deep and bring his team back from behind with his smooth shooting stroke.
Fisher-Davis was the team's leading scorer last season, averaging 13.9 per game. The senior to be shot 37% from deep, making 84 three's on the season while also averaging 3.2 rebounds a game.
Vanderbilt will need Fisher-Davis next season as possibly their go to guy, especially after the graduation of center Luke Kornet. Fisher-Davis has the ability to take over a game with his scoring abilities but will he dedicate himself to the court and continue to develop the rest of his game.
We are a ways off from figuring that all out but for now, having Fisher-Davis back for his senior year is a great start to the 2017-2018 Vanderbilt basketball season.