Head coach Bill Self and his Kansas basketball staff have been contacting a number of 2022 prospects, including a local prospect that’s received a lot of attention.
Last week, basketball coaches were officially allowed to all and text recruits in the class of 2022 at will, and one prospect that Bill Self and Kansas basketball reached out to was small forward Gradey Dick.
Dick is a Kansas native who attended Wichita Collegiate School for his first couple years of high school; however, the talented recruit will be attending Sunrise Christian Academy next season in Wichita. So far, Dick has offers from a number of schools including Kansas, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas Tech, Wichita State, Creighton, Purdue, Texas A&M, Colorado, and many others.
Ever since coaches were allowed to contact recruits though, Dick has received attention from even more schools like North Carolina, Florida, Villanova, Wisconsin, and Virginia, just to name a few. As a four-star prospect and the No. 34 overall recruit in the nation according to 247Sports, Dick will likely end up with quite a few more prestigious offers by the end of 2020.
While Kansas basketball will be facing some tough competition to land Dick, the Jayhawks do have some advantages. Obviously, Kansas is Kansas and the Jayhawks were the first of the blue blood schools to offer Dick.
Kansas also has the advantage of geography, which Dick has hinted at:
“Obviously, just being from around here and watching them, I’ve had siblings go there, so I already had that little connection like that. I play for a summer team that has some guys that went there, so it’s about those relationships I already have.”
While Dick doesn’t have any Crystal Ball predictions yet, the Kansas Jayhawks have to be one of the favorites to land the six-foot-six prospect. He would be an excellent addition to Kansas’ 2022 class, which currently sits empty.
That’s nothing to be worried about right now though since this class is only in its junior year of high school right now. Hopefully when the time comes though, Dick decides to stay in his home state and join the Jayhawks.