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Reports indicate 5-star Class of 2022 wing Gradey Dick plans to announce college decision next week

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Kansas University basketball recruiting

Kansas University basketball recruiting

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.

None by Gradey Dick

Comments

Ryan Mullen 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Gotta be honest. Those numbers are not impressive in the least.

Jonathan Allison 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I hate to agree, but he's a new addition to the roster and not knowing what his role/minutes/percentages are makes it hard to assess. Perhaps he's set up to flourish as a Sr. next year.

I could easily find those answers I'm sure, but at this point I will trust the talent scouts who have him ranked as a 5* player.

Ryan Mullen 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I have followed recruiting for a long time, and numbers are very important to how a recruit will shape out. He has bad numbers so far.

Shannon Gustafson 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I guess we better call up Bill Self and tell him to pull the offer, this kid is clearly no good because he only plays half the minutes at a stacked basketball factory!

A kid from my alma mater averaged 30pts/14reb/8assissts/5blocks/4steals and ended up at FHSU where he never averaged double digit anything...clearly the competition (both on your own team for playing time, and the teams you play) has a major effect on stats.

Grady Millikan 1 month, 3 weeks ago

He also has Kendall Brown (5-star in class of '21 going to Baylor) and Zach Clemence (4-star in class of '21 going to KU) on the team. Got to look at more than the individual stats.

Bill Pitcher 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but SCA has nine seniors, four of whom have committed to P5 programs and at least one more surely will. Gradey is one of three juniors. In SCA's 69-66 OT win at #1 Monteverde, Gradey played 28 minutes (Clemence played 29) had one turnover and was one of three double-figure scorers. He's succeeding at the highest level of competition, has a great coach and is a terrific representative of the school. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

Tony Bandle 1 month, 3 weeks ago

He's got great hair........what more could you want!!! :)

Michael Leiker 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I'm still nervous his mom's alma mater is tugging at his heart strings...

Robert Brock 1 month, 3 weeks ago

KU’s recruiting continues to take a big hit with the NCAA hammer coming down (soon).

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