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Former KU guard Lagerald Vick says goodbye

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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) celebrates after making a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 80-78. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) celebrates after making a shot during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas won 80-78. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Senior Night took place on March 9 and went by with very little fanfare seeing how the 2018-19 Kansas basketball roster had no seniors in uniform that night.

But Thursday afternoon, just before 1:30 p.m., the lone senior on the 2018-19 KU roster finally got to say his goodbye.

“I truly appreciate everyone who supported me and embraced me during my 4 year stay at the University Of Kansas,” former KU guard Lagerald Vick wrote in a Twitter post. “Thank You to my coaches, family & friends, but most importantly thanks to the best fans in the world!!! #RockChalkJayHawk”

Vick’s farewell Tweet was accompanied by a highlight video of his time at Kansas that ran for 2:20 and featured moments from all four seasons of his 1,000-point KU career.

Vick, who delivered an up-and-down college career packed with highlights and head-scratchers, missed the final 13 games of the 2018-19 season after taking an indefinite leave of absence in early February to tend to a personal matter back home in Memphis.

At the time, and for the better part of the next 3-4 weeks, the door remained open for Vick to return to the team. But it never happened and KU’s loss at Kansas State on Feb. 5 went down as the final official game in Vick’s KU career.

Here’s a look at the Tweet and video of Vick saying goodbye.

None by LaGerald “BOOMAIN” Vick

Comments

Danny Hernandez 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We could have won number 15 if he had stayed.

Dane Pratt 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Maybe, but family above all else. I don't begrudge him a bit.

Mike Bennett 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wishful thinking. No we wouldn't have. We played better after he left.

Doug Horn 1 month, 2 weeks ago

LaGerald, we may never know what happened in your life that made you have to leave the team. But always remember one thing. ONCE A JAYHAWK, ALWAYS A JAYHAWK! You are a member of the Jayhawk Nation and NO ONE can take that away from you. I wish you luck with what ever you decide to do next. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK.

Dale Rogers 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Well stated and in total agreement here.

Scott Proch 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Praying for great success to you Mr. Vick. Rock Chalk!!

Michael Leiker 1 month, 2 weeks ago

No dunk against Purdue in the highlights? That's the biggest head-scratcher of all. What a player, what an athlete.

Daniel Parker 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I was at the game against Syracuse in Miami...the alley oop he took from Graham had to be one of his best highlights...

Tim Orel 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I became a fan of his during the games in Korea. I really looked forward to the rest of the years at KU and I was always impressed with his play. Rock Chalk your whole life long, Lagerald!

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