In latest blow to Kansas, Lagerald Vick takes leave of absence | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Sunday / May 19.
  • In latest blow to Kansas, Lagerald Vick takes leave of absence

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    In the latest blow to an already depleted Kansas team, Lagerald Vick will take a leave of absence, effective immediately.

    “Lagerald has some personal matters that require his immediate attention and he will be taking a leave of absence from our team,” Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement. “During this time, we will respect Lagerald’s privacy. There is no timetable for his return.

    Vick’s mother La La told Gary Bedore of KUHoops.com. : “We need him here for a couple weeks. I need him. There’s a lot going on. It’ll work out.”

    The 6-foot-5 senior guard is averaging 14.1 points and 4.0 rebounds for Kansas, which is already without big men Udoka Azubuike and Silvio de Sousa for the remainder of the season.

    Kansas (17-6, 6-4) is in fourth place in the Big 12, a conference they have won at least a share of for 14 straight seasons.

    Photo: KU Athletics

    Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter

    And Like ZAGS on Facebook

    Written by

    [email protected]

    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.