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Notebook: Grady Dick Projected Lottery Pick in 2023 Draft

I regret nothing!

1985 NBA Draft Lottery Set Number: X31488 TK1 R2 F21

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Future Jayhawk projected to be a first round pick in way too early 2023 NBA Mock Draft
During his senior season with Sunrise Christian, Dick put together a prolific season and was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year for boy’s basketball. Entering the GEICO nationals, Dick was averaging 18.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from 3-point range per MaxPreps. He also led the NIBC in scoring at 17.5 points per contest over 10 conference games.

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"[Coaches] have got to stop complaining," Brey said Tuesday at the ACC's annual spring meetings. "This is the world we're in, and last time I checked, we make pretty good money. So everybody should shut up and adjust."