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Former SMU 2016 commitment sets three visits


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Days after announcing that he would reopen his recruitment, 2016 shooting guard LaGerald Vick has set three visits for the next week.

According to the Memphis native, who originally committed to SMU, will visit Kansas State, Kansas and Kentucky over the next seven days. Kansas State will host Vick this weekend, with Kansas doing so in the middle of next week and Kentucky next weekend.

When Vick committed to SMU he was expected to take a prep year, thus pushing him into the Class of 2016. But with his decision to reopen his recruitment, it was also reported that Vick is considering a move back into the 2015 class. That would make him an intriguing prospect for all three programs he’s scheduled to visit, as each could use another body in its perimeter rotation.

Kansas State lost multiple players from its perimeter at the end of the 2014-15 season, with Tre Harris (SIU-Edwardsville) and Marcus Foster (Creighton) both moving on to new schools. Kansas didn’t lose as much on the perimeter, with Kelly Oubre Jr. turning pro, but another athletic prospect who can play on the wing wouldn’t hurt at all.

As for Kentucky, the Wildcats lost three perimeter players among the seven who decided to turn pro in twins Aaron and Andrew Harrison and freshman Devin Booker. Kentucky returns Tyler Ulis and adds Isaiah Briscoe, Charles Matthews and junior college transfer Mychal Mulder, but there’s till a need for depth.