Vick commits to Kansas

LaGerald Vick, of Team Thad and Memphis (Tenn.) Douglass, made a verbal pledge to Bill Self and Kansas.

LaGerald Vick, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Memphis, ended his college recruitment on Sunday, committing to Bill Self and Kansas.

Vick and Team Thad coach Norton Hurd informed Scout of the decision.

“I just like the relationship with them,” Vick told Scout. “The players were cool and the coaches. They have a lot of trust in me and I do in them.

Vick took an official visit to Kansas on Wednesday and Thursday of this past week. He also considered Kentucky, Kansas State, Auburn and a host of other schools.

“The main reason he committed is he just feels like coach Self made him a priority even though this went by quick,” Hurd said. “He thinks he can do well his first year and really take off in his second year.”

“He loved the facilities and he really got along with coach Self,” Hurd added. “He wants to play for coach Self. He thinks if he does what he wants him to do he can be like Ben McLemore.”

According to Hurd, Vick has committed to be apart of the 2016 class, but there’s a good chance he will opt to head to Kansas in 2015.

Vick is known for his athleticism, but also his ability to make shots. A four-star prospect, Vick is currently rated No. 82 overall in the 2016 class and No. 16 at his position.

“Vick is a very athletic and talented wing,” Scout’s Brian Snow said. “He has improved his shooting and also is better now with his handle, though that remains a work in progress. With his size and athleticism he also projects as plus defender on the wing in college.”

“I think he fits in good at Kansas,” Hurd added. “You really have to learn their system and Bill wants him to do that. Talent wise he’s going to be one of the better guards there.

Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard was the point man on the Vick recruitment.

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