Recruiting update: In-state prospect Gradey Dick plans KU visit for Late Night
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In-state hoops prospect Gradey Dick is planning to make an unofficial visit to Kansas for Late Night on Oct. 4, a source told KUsports.com on Monday.
Dick, a 6-foot-5, 170-pound guard in the class of 2022 from Wichita Collegiate, received a scholarship offer from the Jayhawks this summer and made a name for himself in the recruiting world with a solid summer when he showcased his extreme athleticism.
“This kid is a very skilled prospect who plays with a high motor and is ultra-aggressive on the court,” KUsports.com recruiting insider Matt Scott said.
Dick has teamed with fellow class of 2022 prospect Mark Mitchell, of Bishop Miege, on the summer circuit and is considered by many recruiting analysts to be a fast-riser in the class.
While Dick and Mitchell are still years out from their signing ceremonies, KU’s efforts in the class of 2020 have ramped up in recent weeks.
With three seniors on the current roster (Udoka Azubuike, Mitch Lightfoot and Isaiah Moss), the Jayhawks figure to have at least three open scholarships to hand out to prospects in the 2020 class during the next several months.
With a few others on this season’s team — Devon Dotson, Ochai Agbaji, Silvio De Sousa — having the potential to leave school early, the number of players KU targets in the class could be higher.
None of that will be known for months. But we do know today who the Jayhawks have been targeting.
Here’s a quick look at a handful of names worth watching as Bill Self and company try to add talent for the future.
• Javonte Brown-Ferguson – 6-11, 220-pound center currently in the 2021 class may be exploring a move into the 2020 class. The Baltimore native ranked No. 45 overall in the 2021 class and received an offer from KU in July.
• Dawson Garcia – 6-10, 200-pound power forward from Savage, Minn., Garcia is a four-star prospect ranked No. 38 overall in his class. Can play inside and out, shoot 3’s and handle the ball extremely well for a player his size.
• Jalen Green – No. 3-ranked prospect in Rivals’ 2020 class who spent time in the No. 1 slot during recent months, Green is a 6-5, 170-pound shooting guard from Prolific Prep (former home of Josh Jackson) in California.
• Caleb Love – 4-star point guard from St. Louis plans to visit KU on Oct. 12. The 6-3, 175-pound guard ranked No. 32 overall by Rivals also will take official visits to Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina and Louisville.
• Adam Miller – 6-3, 165-pound shooting guard from Chicago’s Morgan Park, this four-star prospect is ranked No. 30 overall by Rivals.com.
• Moses Moody – 6-5, 185-pound small forward from Montverde Academy. Moody is four-star prospect ranked No. 59 overall by Rivals.com.
• KK Robinson – 6-foot, 170-pound, four-star point guard from Little Rock, Ark., ranked No. 79 overall in the class. Robinson recently trimmed his list of finalists to seven — KU, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa State, Texas A&M, TCU and Vanderbilt.
• Mady Sissoko – 6-8, 225-pound center from Wasatch Academy (former home of Tristan Enaruna) is expected to make an official visit to KU this weekend. 4-star prospect is ranked No. 48 in the 2020 class by Rivals.com.
• Jalen Suggs – One of three Jalens in the Top 16 of the 2020 class, Suggs is a 6-4, 185-pound point guard from Minneapolis who is a five-star prospect ranked No. 16 overall by Rivals.
• Bryce Thompson – 6-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Tulsa, Okla. No. 18-ranked prospect in the 2020 class, this five-star talent is on just about everyone’s radar these days and has been in touch with Kansas for months.
• JT Thor – Formerly in the class of 2021, Thor reclassified into the 2020 class a couple of months ago and is currently ranked No. 53 overall in the class. At 6-9, 185 pounds, this versatile athlete has all kinds of options and potential at the collegiate level.
• Isaiah Todd – 6-10, 210-pound center from Raleigh, N.C. The No. 9-ranked player in the 2020 class per Rivals.com.
• Kyree Walker – A familiar name who had been rumored to be considering reclassifying into the 2019 class, Walker is a strong, physical, 6-5, 205-pound, four-star point guard from Phoenix ranked No. 26 overall in the class.