Gradey Dick set the Kansas freshman record for 3-point field goals, recorded the first double-double of his career in the Jayhawks’ opener in the NCAA Tournament and is on track to be an NBA lottery pick in June.
His mom, a player of her own accomplishment, is proud of him, of course.
But Carmen Dick concedes nothing to him as a basketball player. That’s not how their uber-competitive family operates.
Her son played the starring role in a first-round win over Howard on Thursday and next he’ll lead the top-seeded and defending champion Jayhawks (28-7) into a Saturday game against No. 8 Arkansas (21-13).
No. 2 UCLA (30-5) plays No. 7 Northwestern (22-11) in Sacramento, Calif, in the other West game.
Kansas’ opening tournament games are being played at Wells Fargo Arena, which is across the street from Veterans Auditorium. That’s where Carmen Dick — then Carmen Jaspers — built her legacy as one of I...