Kansas basketball standout Lagerald Vick is heading to the pros. On Friday, the junior guard announced his intentions to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft. The university confirmed the news in an official release.
“I have nothing but great memories and times with the Jayhawk family – my coaches, my teammates and the fans,” Vick said in a statement.
“I will never forget the accomplishments and how you all have supported me. It is now time for me to move on to the next chapter of my life. I am declaring for the 2018 NBA Draft and do not plan to hire an agent at this moment. Thanks for the love. ROCK CHALK!!!”
Kansas coach Bill Self also commented on the breakout star’s decision:
“Lagerald had a really good year for us,” Self said. “He started out so hot and finished strong. I believe the time is right for him to move on, explore his options as a professional and see what develops. We won a lot of games with Lagerald over the last three years and appreciate everything he’s done for Kansas and our basketball program. We are 100 percent supportive of his decision and wish him the very best in whatever path this takes him.”
Vick averaged 12.1 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Jayhawks during his junior campaign.
The 2018 NBA Draft will be held June 21 at the Barclays Center in New York.