Last year Kansas snagged a late commitment from a skinny kid out of Memphis who was interested in reclassifying to the class of 2015. Lagerald Vick decommitted from SMU in May 2015, and immediately basically every top program with an open scholarship was on him. Vick blew up over the summer of 2015, averaging just under 18 points and 6 rebounds for Team Thad, and he shot 41.4 percent from three as well.
That 3-point shot is the key to whether or not Vick earns this ranking. In the World University Games last year he shot 4-7 from three, and then was 8-15 from three for Kansas last season. The sample size renders this meaningless, but the fan in me still would rather see him with those numbers than 1-7 and 3-15. Vick’s form looks good, so that does bode well for him potentially being able to be a 40 percent shooter this season.
Vick is also intriguing because of his insane athleticism:
The hope is that Vick can play backup 2 and 3 this season. As a 3, Vick won’t get a chance to slash to the basket often, but as a 2 things should be a little more open. Defensively Vick also has a ton of (potential) versatility. He is 6-5, and long enough to guard wings, but he is also quick enough to guard guards. Assuming his off ball work is there, which we won’t know until we get into the season, I think Vick has a chance to be a really good 2 way player this season.