Summer Stock Booster Has Vandy Offer

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was a quiet July in terms of players breaking out and seeing their stocks blow through the roof. There were a few players, though, who did raise their stock, including Malcolm Brogdon '11 of the GA Stars. Brogdon burst into the limelight at the Nike Peach Jam/EYBL Finals, and kept up his stellar play at AAU Nationals, where he updated VandyMania.com on his recruitment.

The 6'5 shooting guard out of Greater Atlanta Christian Academy (GA) lists offers from Virginia, Harvard, Butler, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Georgia, Clemson, Arkansas, Providence, and Notre Dame. Wake Forest is showing interest, but has yet to offer Brogdon, who has no favorites at this point.

Brogdon, who has a 3.6 GPA and scored a 1030 on the two-part SAT, knows what he is looking for in a college.

"A place where I can immediately make an impact, a coach I really like and I think he can develop me for the next level, and academics," Brogdon said.

The Peach State star plans to trim his list soon and then make a decision not long after that so he can sign in the fall.

"Definitely during the early signing period," Brogdon said of when he will have his decision made. "I'm gonna narrow it down after July, after this tournament, [get it down] to about seven or eight."

Brogdon is serious about Vanderbilt, even though he has yet to visit the SEC school. That, though, is something that will change.

"I'm gonna take an official visit there," Brogdon said of Vanderbilt. He is unsure of exactly when the visit will take place.

Brogdon is being recruited to Vanderbilt by Head Coach Kevin Stallings as well as Assistant Coach Dan Muller.

Regarding his relationship with Coach Stallings, Brogdon remarked, "We've only talked a couple of times. I think—I know he's a really good coach based on the teams he's had and what they've done and the program he's built."

As for his bond with Coach Muller, Brogdon said, "I haven't talked to him a lot too. I email with him all the time, I really like him."

"I don't know much, but I have been watching them for years and they have always been my favorite team in the SEC," Brogdon said of Vanderbilt. "Them and Georgia have been my two favorites. I just like the style of play and stuff."

"My ability just to make plays, I think, and just be an all-around scorer, score in a variety of ways," Brogdon said of his biggest strengths on the floor.

Asked what his chief weakness is, Brogdon responded, "Probably my explosiveness off the ground. I have to [work on] that."

On whom he would compare his game to, Brogdon commented, "I'd probably say Dwyane Wade or Brandon Roy."

With numerous other high-major programs on his list, Vanderbilt has its work cut out in the race to land Malcolm Brogdon, but the Commodores appear to be in good shape at this stage.

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