Reports indicate 5-star Class of 2022 wing Gradey Dick plans to announce college decision next week
According to reports from multiple recruiting outlets including JayhawkSlant.com and Tipton Edits, ESPN five-star Class of 2022 wing Gradey Dick is planning to announce his college decision sometime next week.
A 6-foot-7, 200-pound do-everything player from Wichita, Dick is in his first season at Sunrise Christian Academy after enjoying a standout couple of seasons at Wichita Collegiate.
The Kansas native is deciding between Alabama, Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Florida, Texas Tech and Purdue. He trimmed his list to a final eight in late December.
Dick is averaging 9.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game for Sunrise so far this season.
The Jayhawks appear to be in good shape with Dick, who has attended several KU games with his parents throughout the past few years on unofficial visits.
In addition, two of Dick’s siblings are KU graduates and another sibling is currently enrolled at KU. Beyond that, he is teammates with KU signee Zach Clemence, a four-star Sunrise Christian forward who signed with the Jayhawks last November.
Kansas assistant Norm Roberts and head coach Bill Self have been the lead recruiters for Dick, who received a scholarship offer from KU the summer before his sophomore year of high school.
He transferred to Sunrise before his junior season to get greater exposure and face tougher competition, and Luke Barnwell’s program has delivered exactly that. Earlier this month, Dick was a part of Sunrise’s victory over No. 1-ranked Montverde Academy on Montverde’s home floor. That game featured 13 nationally ranked prospects.
ESPN.com has Dick ranked No. 21 overall in the Class of 2022. He also is ranked as the ninth best small forward in the country by Rivals.com at No. 33 overall and as the nation’s eighth best small forward and at No. 43 overall by 247 Sports.
247 recruiting analysts Eric Bossi, Dushawn London and Brandon Jenkins all recently made their Crystal Ball picks for Kansas in Dick’s recruitment. Two Rivals.com analysts also are picking Kansas in that site’s FutureCast projections.