Kansas Jayhawks Recruiting Rumors: LaGerald Vick Visiting Campus


Kansas Jayhawks recruiting rumors have guard LaGerald Vick visiting this week.

Since they have scholarships to give, the Kansas Jayhawks recruiting rumors are still going strong this off-season. The Jayhawks are hosting guard LaGerald Vick on campus this week.

According to Gary Bedore of KUSports.com, LaGerald Vick is starting his visit with the Kansas Jayhawks Thursday.

Bill Self contacted Vick when the shooting guard de-committed from SMU a few weeks ago. According to Jerry Meyer of 247 Sports, Vick was originally in the Class of 2105, but switched to the Class of 2016. He will now have to re-classify if he wants to play next season.

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The Kansas Jayhawks have bolstered their front line with the additions of big men Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo, but have not found a replacement for the departed Kelly Oubre.

The guard position isn’t barren for the Jayhawks, should Vick choose to play elsewhere. Bill Self still has Frank Mason III, Wayne Selden Jr, Brannen Greene, Devonte’ Graham, and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk. Vick would just add depth to the bench.

It is not a given LaGerald Vick will come to Kansas. According the KUSports.com He is also being courted by Kentucky, where he will visit next week,  and he visited Kansas State last weekend. While Kansas and Kentucky are obviously the heavy hitters here, Vick might have the biggest overall impact at Kansas State.

According to the scouting report on Future150.com, Vickis an athletic slasher who is a good shooter, good on the defensive boards, and plays with high energy. He needs to improve his ball-handling, strength, and shooting mechanics.

The Kansas Jayhawks can survive without LaGerald Vick, but they could really use the depth at the guard position in case of injuries or anything else that might come up. All of Kansas’ perimeter players are underclassmen next season, so the lack of guaranteed playing time might be a serious deterrent in bringing Vick on board.

Kansas can sell its history and recent successes to Vick, and any other recruit for that matter, but Kentucky can do the same. Kansas State can sell playing time, and the fact he might have the opportunity for a much bigger role in Manhattan.

If Self and the Kansas Jayhawks miss out on LaGerald Vick, there might not be too many more options available this late. The Jayhawks don’t appear to be on any lists for the top graduate  transfer candidates, according to Bleacher Report.

If Vick goes elsewhere, Self will have to look for another below the radar recruit, if there are any left, or he might just pocket this scholarship for the next season. Kansas will have three big men who finish their eligibility next season in Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, and Hunter Mickelson.

Stayed to to see if any more Kansas Jayhawks recruiting rumors creep up.

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