Bill Self has landed himself another Top-30 recruit. Gradey Dick committed to the Kansas Jayhawks on Wednesday, March 3rd. The 6-foot-7 forward from Wichita, Kansas was long considered a Jayhawk lean. The talented prep had offers from Alabama, Creighton, and Baylor among others.
Gradey is ranked 28th in his class by 247Sports, 7th at his position. In the 2019-20 season, the talented wing was chosen as the Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year by Gatorade. That season he averaged 20.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists a game. A wing who can score from multiple levels and shoots the deep ball at a high clip, Gradey will be a valuable piece for Coach Self. He has thought previously about reclassifying, however that decision does not look like it will be made. So for now Jayhawk fans will need to wait until the 2022 season.
Grady Dick on selecting Kansas.
“I knew where I wanted to go so there was reason to keep the process going. Bill Self is a genuine guy & they have made me a priority for a long time.” @gradey_dick22 no.21 in the ESPN 60.
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) March 4, 2021
There is a lot of hype and praise for Gradey and it is justified. His on-court presence is impressive for his age and he has an energy about him on the court. His vision is good for his level and may improve. As a wing, he is going to be successful and should help form a more modern offense at Kansas. Fans should be excited about this commitment and look forward to having this home-state hero on the roster. It won’t be a surprise to see him move up in the rankings before he gets out of high school.