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Gradey Dick – Kansas Athletics

OVERVIEW Made a huge impact his freshman season at Kansas setting the KU freshman record for three-point field goals made with 83 … A Kansas product who was the 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year, becoming only the second KU player to earn the distinction (Andrew Wiggins in 2013) … Played prep for powerhouse Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, Kansas, where he was named a 2022 McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Boys HS All-America Second Team … One of three McDonald’s All-Americans in the freshman class – MJ Rice and Ernest Udeh.

CAREER HONORS USBWA All-District VI Team NABC All-District 8 Second Team Jerry West Award Finalist (1 of 5) Big 12 All-Newcomer Team Big 12 All-Freshman Team All-Big 12 Second Team CBS/USBWA Freshman of the Week (2.21.23) Dick Vitale Diaper Dandy of the Week (2.21.23) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (2.20.23) Jerry West Award Top 10 Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List (1 of 50) Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12.5.22) Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (11.21.22)

2022-23 (FRESHMAN) Started all 36 games played and was second on the team with a 14.1 ppg, which ranked 12th in the Big 12 … Was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team, All-Big 12 Newcomer Team and the All-Big 12 Freshman Team … Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week three times (11/21) (12/5) (2/20) … Named to Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 (1/4) … Averaged 5.1 rebounds per game, which ranked 15th in the Big 12 … Averaged 13.0 points per game and a team-best 9.0 rebounds per game during the NCAA Tournament … Finished the season with 83 made threes which set the Kansas freshman record … Also ranked on the KU freshman list in – points (4th at 507), scoring average (tied for 6th at 14.1), steals (7th with 52), field goals (5th with 174), field goals attempted (4th with 394), free throws made (tied for 9th with 79), free throw percentage (2nd at 85.4%), three point field goals attempted (2nd with 206), minutes played (2nd with 1,176), games played (tied for 9th with 36) and games started (tied for 2nd with 36) … Had seven games of 20 or more points … Recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds vs. Howard in the NCAA Tournament … Made his Kansas debut against Omaha (11/7) and finished with 23 points on 69% shooting … Scored 25 while making a career high six threes against NC State (11/23) … Scored a career high 26 along with two steals and three assists and rebounds against Oklahoma State (2/14).

HIGH SCHOOL A two-time Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, earning the honor at Wichita Collegiate in 2019-20 and at Sunrise Christian Academy in 2021-22 … As a senior at Sunrise, averaged 17.9 points and 5.2 rebounds which shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from three-point range … As a junior in 2020-21, helped lead Sunrise Christian to a second-place finish at Geico High School National Championship … As a sophomore in 2019-20, averaged 20.4 points., 5.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists a game in leading Wichita Collegiate to a 21-3 record … Ranked No. 14 in the Class of 2022 by ESPN100, No. 19 by 247sports.com and No. 27 by Rivals.com

PERSONAL Born in Wichita, Kan. … Parents are Bart and Carmen Dick … Siblings are Kelsey, Brodey and Riley … Mom played basketball at Iowa State and professionally … In summer 2021, was a member of Team USA that won the to a gold medal at the 2021 Under 18 3-on-3 World Cup in Hungary … Enjoys anything active, making TikToks, watching scary movies and fishing … Can do a backflip and talk like Donald Duck … Played at Sunrise Christian Academy with KU teammate Zach Clemence … Communication studies major and business minor.

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