Vanderbilt basketball kicks off fall signing period with three backcourt additions

Chances are they won’t have to wait to for playing time, which probably has something to do with the fact that three highly regarded high school seniors wasted no time and signed national letters-of-intent with Vanderbilt basketball on Wednesday, the first day of the fall signing period.

Together they comprise a group that currently national recruiting services rank among or near the top 25 signing classes.

"I'm very excited about the three young men that are signing with us," coach Kevin Stallings said in a release announcing the signings.  "All three are great kids from great families, and we're excited about the help that they'll bring to the perimeter of next year's team and really proud of my staff of going out and doing a good job and landing these guys."

Vanderbilt, which opened its season with an 86-80 victory over Georgia State on Tuesday, currently has nine players on scholarship and two of those are seniors, which means that prominent roles are available for next season.

Vanderbilt’s signees:

Wade Baldwin IV, point guard/shooting guard, 6-foot-2
St. Joseph High School, Metuchen, N.J.

Rivals.com rates him a four-star prospect and the No. 92 player overall. He averaged 18.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game as a junior.

Matthew Fisher-Davis, shooting guard, 6-foot-5
Charlotte Christian, Charlotte, N.C.

ESPN.com and Rivals.com each rate him a four-star prospect and Scout.com ranks him No. 94 overall. He averaged 17 points, six rebounds and four assists as a junior and is considered among the best pure shooters among all 2014 recruits.

Riley LaChance, point guard/shooting guard, 6-foot-2
Brookfield Central High School, Brookfield, Wisc.

ESPN.com rates him a four-star prospect and the No. 99 player overall. He averaged 20.9 points, four rebounds and four assists as a junior and earned an invitation to the Chris Paul Point Guard Camp this summer.