Gradey Dick – Kansas
- 14 Points Per Game
- 5 Rebounds Per Game
- 1.7 Assists Per Game
- 1 Steal Per Game
- 44 FG% / 40 3PT% / 85 FT%
Ever since coming into college, I knew Gradey Dick would be one of my favorite prospects. During his time at Kansas, Dick was a versatile wing with the ability to shoot lights out from three but also be a secondary scorer.
Dick is a great athlete who can move off the ball and with his flawless shooting motion, he can hit the catch and shoot three with ease while also being able to pull up from behind the arc. Even though he was one of the best shooters in college basketball this year, his game is much more than that.
He’s always looking for opportunities to attack the rim and attacks the glass on both ends. If he doesn’t have an open look, he’s able to make a move and get open, which separates him from other players in the draft that have a similar playstyle. He’s also a huge threat in transition as he can get to the wing or corner for an easy three or get to the rim for a lob with his sneaky athleticism. His vision and feel for the game also help him move the ball around easily and makes his teammates better.
Gradey Dick’s hustle and energy on defense are another huge strength. He makes all the hustle plays and is willing to take a charge and be aggressive on the ball to make up for his leaner frame.
Even though he has great effort and energy on defense, that’s still one of his biggest weaknesses. He has the potential to be a good 3-and-D guy in the NBA, but he’s not there just yet because of his very lean frame. Standing at 6’8″ and only being 205 pounds, he will be an easy target coming into the league, but that will change over time as he will build strength and become more quick which will help him develop into a solid defender.
Gradey Dick also isn’t great at creating his own shot. He lacks the burst off the dribble and won’t drive by defenders to get to the basket in isolation.