2. Gradey Dick- G/F, Kansas; Projected Top-10
Gradey Dick is a high-floor player with less star upside. His elite shooting stroke makes him a plug-and-play candidate that immediately helps any NBA team. He boasts supreme confidence in his shot–he pulls up in transition, off the dribble, and routinely capitalizes on catch and shoot opportunities. He’s knocking down 41% of his 6 3-point attempts per game for Kansas.
Dick is an acrobatic finisher and shows underrated athleticism for his play style. His lanky frame gives him the physical tools to be a reliable defender at the next level, but he’ll need to add muscle to compete with NBA wings. He’s struggled at times to create off the dribble but an offensive maestro like Tyrese Haliburton eliminates the need for this skillset should Dick be selected by the Pacers.
The 1-seeded Kansas Jayhawks open their tournament against the 16-seeded Howard Bison at 2:00pm Thursday (3/16).