What will Gradey Dick bring to Lawrence?
The 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward from Wichita (Kan.) is Kansas’ second commitment of the 2022 class joining four-star prospect Kyle Cuffe. Dick chose the Jayhawks over finalists Alabama, Baylor, Florida, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Purdue and Texas Tech.
247Sports expert breaks down new KU basketball commit Gradey Dick
From that perspective, Dick will have somewhat of an advantage. He plays for a Sunrise Christian team that features other top talent in Brown, five-star 2021 point guard Kennedy Chandler and four-star 2021 forward (and KU signee) Zach Clemence. Sunrise has played games on national television and against top competition, including an overtime win at Montverde Academy, the No. 1-ranked program in the country.
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“We just really clicked,” Dick told 247Sports. “I can really see him being my coach. It is nice to have a coach like that and to be able to play how you really want to play.”
The importance of KU basketball landing new 2022 commit Gradey Dick
KU basketball landed its second 2022 commitment on Wednesday, adding four-star wing Gradey Dick to the fold. Dick announced the news Wednesday evening, telling 247Sports the Jayhawks “were the most genuine” of the schools that recruited him.
Four-star junior Gradey Dick goes with the Jayhawks
“I’ve known in my gut for a while kind of where I want to go so if I knew and didn’t think my mind was going to change, I didn’t see any reason to wait,” Dick told 247Sports. “I’m going to Kansas.”
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