Addressing Vick’s Return

Now that the pandemonium of Vick’s return has died down the reality has settled in—he is here to stay. This is huge news even on a team as loaded as Kansas. They were projected to compete for a national title already, but now it’s an expectation.

But much to my surprise some Kansas fans weren’t happy about it.

We’re talking about senior leadership and a guy that not only started last year but also averaged 12.1 points per game, 4.8 total rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, and shot 48% from the field, 37.3% from three, and 67.3% in free throws. To me, that’s NOTHING to be upset about if you’re a KU fan. The good news though is for every un-approving fan there were multiple fans who approved.

…and possibly the best one of all…

Even with the upset fans the excited ones far outweighed them.

But now that Vick is here to stay, what will his role on the team be?

I’m confident he’ll start. Vick is so talented and even with his seemingly never ending slump last year he still had spurts of greatness. But not only that, he’ll be able to be a leader now. He’s the only senior on the roster and he’ll be the guy everyone looks up to. I think he’ll excel in that type of role.

Also, I think we’re going to witness the best version of Vick yet. He’s coming back to KU not only unexpectedly but highly motivated. How hard would it be to approach Self after already committing to leaving the program and then asking for your spot back? A man wouldn’t do that unless he was serious and willing to put in the work. And I’m quite confident Self wouldn’t take Vick if he didn’t think he was serious.

Either way, I’m excited Vick is back and I believe he’ll be a huge asset not only to the freshmen on the team but for the team as a whole. He now knows exactly what needs to be done after talking with the NBA scouts and I promise you he’ll do everything he can to make it happen.

A prime example is Svi’s situation. He was one of the more frustrating players to watch his junior year, but after he heard from NBA scouts he came back his senior year and by far had his best season yet. And now he’s dropping three’s in the NBA Summer League preparing to play with The King.

So in my opinion, Vick coming back isn’t a good thing, it’s a GREAT thing.

Welcome back, Lagerald!

 

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2 Replies to “Addressing Vick’s Return”

  1. I believe it’s a very positive thing for Vick to come back. We have a ton of bodies, no question but most the bodies at the guard position have very little experience, Vick returning helps in that regard. One other area that was a being question mark for me was who will be the shooters? Will we have any consistent shooters at all? Vick can be very useful in that category as well. Im been fairly vocal the past few years about fan being better fans. I’m ok with someone on a blog saying somebody didn’t play well or had a terrible game but going on Twitter and saying you didn’t want a guy to return or you hate that player is BS. We are a better fan base than folks, let’s step up our game too.

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