Kansas guard Lagerald Vick has reportedly hired an agent and is no longer eligible to return to college basketball, according to a tweet from DraftExpress’ Jonathan Givony.
Cold splash of reality for a bunch of underclassmen who hired agents already but weren't invited to the NBA Combine as of now: Ray Spalding, D.J. Hogg, Doral Moore, Lagerald Vick, Deng Adel Drew Eubanks, Terry Larrier, Robert Franks, Mustapha Heron, Kaiser Gates, LiAngelo Ball
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) May 5, 2018
According to the tweet, although Vick hired an agent, he was not invited to the NBA combine to show off his skills to potential pro teams.
In Vick’s three years with the Jayhawks, he averaged 8.2 points and shot 37.8 percent from the 3-point line. His junior year — his final season with Kansas — was his best campaign statistically. He averaged 12.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, all career highs. Vick started all but four games in Kansas’ 2017-18 season, which saw the Jayhawks reach the Final Four.
His career high in points was 28, against Washington last December. Vick is talented, and at 6-foot-5 is tall for a guard. But his lack of a combine invite is not a good sign for his pro prospects.
Hiring an agent also means Vick cannot return to the collegiate ranks. This leaves Kansas without at least four starters from last season. Devonte’ Graham and Svi Mykhailiuk were seniors, and Malik Newman also has hired an agent. Udoka Azubuike also entered the draft, but has yet to hire an agent. The Jayhawks will need to rely on a stellar recruiting class to make a run in 2018-19.