5-star Kansas guard Gradey Dick trims list to 8 schools
The Kansas men’s basketball program made the latest cut for five-star, Class of 2022 guard Gradey Dick, who narrowed his list to a final eight earlier this week.
Joining KU on the list of programs still alive for the services of Rivals.com’s No. 37-ranked player in the 2022 class are: Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Texas Tech.
A rising 6-foot-7, 195-pound do-everything guard who transferred from Wichita Collegiate to Sunrise Christian this season in search of more competition, Dick recently told Shay Wildeboor of JayhawkSlant.com that the down time during winter break allowed him to discuss his options with his family at length.
“It was probably like four or five different schools a day contacting me, whether text or call,” he told Wildeboor of his recruitment up to this point. “But I enjoyed it. I knew that's what was going to come with it. And I was really thankful for everything because I know a lot of people don't get that. It was good. But it's just time to focus on those eight.”
Dick, the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year as a sophomore, has already made an impact at his new school while continuing to be a hot commodity on the recruiting trail.
“Gradey has grown so much defensively and with his energy,” Sunrise Christian coach Luke Barnwell recently told Jake Lieberman of ZagsBlog.com. “He is affecting possessions on both ends of the floor for us. He is so talented that he will score double figures without us noticing.”
Dick has attended several KU games during his life, often sitting behind the Kansas bench on unofficial visits. And he told Wildeboor that the next step in his recruiting journey is to see where things go from here now that he has narrowed his list down to eight schools.
KU assistant Norm Roberts and head coach Bill Self have been the lead recruiters for the talented guard.