LaGerald Vick, a 6-5, 175-pound senior shooting guard from Douglass High in Memphis, has committed to play basketball at Kansas University, Vick's AAU coach confirmed to the Journal-World on Sunday night.
Vick, who recently reopened his recruiting after decommitting from SMU, chose KU over Kentucky, Kansas State, Auburn and others.
Team Thad AAU coach Norton Hurd told the Journal-World Vick had a great visit to KU from Wednesday through Friday. He visited Kansas State the previous weekend. He is still officially a member of the recruiting Class of 2016 where he is ranked No. 137 by Rivals.com. He will soon decide whether to reclassify to 2015 and play for KU this season. Hurd said there’s a good chance he’ll be in the Class of 2015.
“He loved the facilities and people at Kansas,” Hurd told the J-W. “He is confident Kansas is the place for him. He’s really happy with his decision.”
Hurd compared Vick’s potential to that of former KU player Ben McLemore. Indeed, Vick is known as a natural scorer.
Vick originally committed to SMU last October over offers from Georgia Tech, Alabama, Memphis, Mississippi, Providence, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Auburn, California, Baylor, Indiana, Florida State and others.
He averaged 26.0 points and 11.0 rebound a game for Douglass this past season. He averaged 24.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.0 steals in 2013-14.