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Top-50 junior Gradey Dick goes in-depth on his recruitment

October 7, 2020

Wichita native, Gradey Dick, announced that he will be transferring to the usual national powerhouse, Sunrise Christian Academy. This year's Gatorade Player of the Year in the state already holds many high-major offers and has also grown in both the height and weight section.

He has grown from 6-foot-5 and 170-pounds to 6-foot-7 then now 195-pounds. 

Sunrise Christian Academy was a big move for Dick who discussed his recruitment and how that move to Sunrise is going with

How’s the recruitment going, any handful of schools you’re thinking about?

Dick: “Haven’t really thought about who’s in the mix yet, just that I’m working on my top 10. I am talking with my family and starting the process of deciding which ten programs will be on my list.”

Who’s still involved in your recruitment?

Dick: “Mainly all of the schools that offered me. That list has Kansas, Baylor, K-State, Wichita State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Northwestern, Florida, Alabama, Texas A&M, Creighton, Nebraska, Colorado, Purdue, Illinois, Xavier, Texas Tech, and Iowa State on it.”

What about any newer programs?

Dick: “The newer schools that have offered that I look forward to learning more about is Florida and Alabama.”

What did you enjoy about your recent presentation from Alabama?

Dick: “What caught my eye about Alabama is their offensive freedom and their style of play in transition.”

How about the local programs?

Dick: “The local schools like Kansas, K-State, and Wichita State, they like my versatility and the fact that they are so close to me, really helps with easy visits.”

Kansas, they’ve been involved for a while, what are they pitching?

Dick: “Kansas has recruited me from the start so I’ve had a great relationship with them for a while. We had a virtual visit a while ago mainly just to talk and see each other again.”

A school like Creighton, what are your thoughts on them?

Dick: “A great offensive play style for a wing-like me. The way they run guys off screens to get more open and things like that really caught my eye.”

How has the move to Sunrise been?

Dick: “Sunrise has been great, it’s pretty much a college basketball program and that’s why I made the move. So I can get workouts in whenever, practice against amazing talent every day, and play a traveling schedule.”

Any recruiting going on from your teammates?

Dick: “Yeah, Kendall [Brown] is recruiting me to join him at Baylor. Zach Clemence is my roommate as well and he’s a Kansas commit.” 




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