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Lagerald Vick Talks Relationship with Frank Mason III

Lagerald Vick

Lagerald Vick, the 6-foot-5 junior shooting guard from Kansas, spoke with D1VISION contributor Neal Schnoor on Friday about his relationship with former KU point guard and current Sacramento Kings rookie Frank Mason III.

“Frank was definitely a huge factor for me, especially coming in as a freshman,” said Vick. “Off the court, my freshman year, he showed me all my classes. On the court, he’d come up to me during practice and put me to the side to tell me what I’m doing wrong and what I need to improve upon.  I still text him now and ask him about what I need to work on. He’s definitely been a huge factor for me.”

Last season, as a senior at Kansas, Mason averaged was named as the 2017 John R. Wooden Award as the National Player of the Year. Playing alongside Mason, Vick averaged 7.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists, per game in 19 games played. Vick also spoke about Mason’s work ethic.

“He’s always in the gym. Every day, every night. He was always just being a leader and showing that he wanted it more than others. He just had that dog in him.”

This season, Vick will play alongside Kansas senior guard Devonté Graham, who was named as Big-12 Preseason Player of the Year on Thursday. Vick spoke about how Graham and Mason helped him develop in the past few years.

“I used to do small workouts with them at night,” said Vick. “At practice, they would help me with things like learning plays.”

With his junior senior upcoming, Vick still has a lot to work on when it comes to his game, as he said, “I’m working on my defense and a lot of offense. I worked on my jump shot this summer, shooting the ball. Just being more aggressive and stepping up.”

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