Player of the Year honors were determined by a statewide media vote (Over 25 media members from all parts of the state) of people that work in radio, newspaper, television and finalized by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas and Conor Nicholl of Sports in Kansas. Players of the Year and Finalists are eligible for a Sports in Kansas Patch. Stay on our feed over the next few days for updated coverage and all-state teams.
2020 3A Sports in Kansas Boys Player of the Year
Gradey Dick, Wichita Collegiate, Soph.
Dick, a sophomore shooting guard, is a four-star recruit with offers from Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Creighton and Baylor. He averaged 20.3 points, five rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.7 steals a contest. Collegiate defeated Colby, 58-46, in the first round of the state tournament and improved to 21-3 before the tournament was cancelled. Collegiate, Beloit and Haven finished with the top records in 3A among state qualifiers. Collegiate coach Mitch Fiegel consistently ran a five-in, five-out rotation.
The Spartans never lost after Jan. 25, including a 76-68 win at Augusta on Feb. 11. Augusta was a final four 4A team. As well, Collegiate won at Rose Hill, 60-45, after a 66-63 loss to Rose Hill on Jan. 10. RH was also a 4A final four team. In the state win against Colby, Dick finished with a game-high 21 points, along with five assists and four steals. Dick is also one of the better dunkers in the state and was a human highlight reel on several Sports in Kansas tweet/retweets this season.
Congrats to Wichita Collegiate on an outstanding season in 2019-2020 from the Wichita Collegiate Spartan Club. We are proud of you! Also congrats to this years 3A POY Gradey Dick! Wichita Collegiate Spartan Club is a volunteer parent organization dedicated to promoting community spirit and supporting our students. Go Spartans!
Wichita Collegiate School would like to congratulate the Spartans on a great season in Class 3A. We are very proud of you. Congrats to Gradey Dick on this years SIK 3A POY!
Sports in Kansas 3A Boys POY Finalists
Gradey Dick, Wichita Collegiate POY
Patrick Cassidy, Columbus
Wyatt Carmichael, Haven
Caden Hurla, St. Mary’s
Cason Richardson, Hesston
Dawson Zenger, Rock Creek
Brett Sarwinski, Galena
Vincent Palen, Beloit
Jackson Schulte, TMP
Hunter Davis, Lakin
Nahccs Wahwassuck, Royal Valley
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