Wichita's Gradey Dick, four-star recruit in Class of '22, commits to KU basketball
LAWRENCE — Kansas basketball on Wednesday night secured an oral commitment from Gradey Dick, a Wichita native and four-star recruit in the Class of 2022.
Dick, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound forward at Sunrise Christian, is slotted as the No. 28 overall prospect in recruiting outlet 247Sports' composite rankings. He is currently a teammate of Zach Clemence, a member of the Jayhawks' upcoming recruiting class and another consensus four-star player.
A longtime Jayhawk fan, Dick picked KU over offers from Baylor, Alabama, Creighton and Oklahoma State, among other programs. He joins Kyle Cuffe Jr., a 6-2, 173-pound guard and four-star recruit out of Blairstown, N.J., as Jayhawk pledges in the Class of 2022.
Dick announced his commitment to KU on an Instagram Live with BallIsLife.com. He said growing up in the area and building an early connection with the Jayhawk coaching staff helped him feel comfortable with his decision.
"I kept that in the back of my mind as I went through my recruiting, just to have a mature outlook on everything," Dick said. "I just kind of realized the past couple months that it's still going to be my home and that's where I want to be in the future."
Dick, who previously played at Wichita Collegiate, averaged 20.3 points, 5 rebounds and 2.4 assists as a sophomore en route to being named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. He also received a nod as an All-State selection by The Topeka Capital-Journal.
Dick said versatility will be one of the biggest things he brings to the table at KU.
“And just helping out at the wing spot, just kind of playing all around and guarding multiple positions,” he continued. “Just coming in you can see how Kansas is transforming with the game, with their wings and how they kind of play their offense. I feel like I can come in there and make an impact early."