Vanderbilt ready to bounce back after rough summer

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings believes his Commodores have recovered very quickly after unexpectedly losing three players, including their leading scorer, during a rough offseason.

Still, Stallings has very little margin for error with only 11 players.

He says he thinks they can surprise a lot of people if they stay healthy.

Vandy lost Sheldon Jeter who transferred, and guard Kevin Bright moved back to Germany to be near his sick mother signing a pro contract. Then leading scorer Kedren Johnson was suspended from the university for a year.

So much for building off a season where they won seven of their final 10 games. Stallings used an August trip to Greece and Italy plus new rules allowing an earlier start to practice to build chemistry.


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