Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery has finished runner-up for another high school point guard recruit.
Wisconsin native Riley LaChance announced on Twitter Monday night that he had made a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt.
“Just made the best decision of my life officially committed to Vanderbilt University. So excited to be a part of the Commodore family,” LaChance tweeted.
LaChance’s decision came barely two weeks after point guard Tyler Ulis picked Kentucky over Iowa and Michigan State. Ulis attends Marian Catholic High School, which is near Chicago. Ulis said shortly after making his decision that he likely would’ve picked Iowa if Kentucky hadn’t started recruiting him.
LaChance visited Iowa this past weekend and had reportedly narrowed his choices to Iowa and Vanderbilt before picking the Commodores.
Iowa has one player committed to its 2014 recruiting class, with 6-4 shooting guard Brady Ellingson picking the Hawkeyes last week. Ellingson is also from Wisconsin and plays on the same AAU team as Lachance.
They had talked about playing together in college, which fueled speculation that the 6-foot-2 LaChance would pick Iowa.
McCaffery still has three scholarships available for the 2013-14 recruiting class.