Thursday, April 4, 2013
Anrio Adams staying at KU?
By Nic Reiner
UPDATE: Anrio Adams may end up staying at Kansas, after all.
Adams announced his intentions to transfer last week, only to later change his mind with this tweet on Friday. Now the question becomes whether KU will take back the little-used guard out of Seattle.
Word is that Adams will meet with coach Bill Self sometime this week -- some reports indicate it could happen as early as today -- to discuss his future with the Jayhawks. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, and keep you updated on any further developments.
Anrio Adams will be transferring from Kansas after one year at the school. Bill Self described the parting as amicable and Adams is departing assuredly to a place where he can garner more playing time. The freshmen guard came out of the Seattle area and had offers at the time from Pac-12 schools like Washington, Washington State, Oregon, and Arizona.
Yesterday, Adams tweeted, "It's either out of Arizona , Washington, Oregon, or UCLA have yet decided yet." He deleted the tweet shortly thereafter. One has to think Washington has a slight lead because of the location and familiarity with the school and program. Arizona's Sean Miller has a reputation as a player's coach and if Adams feels that he has a shot at making a difference there, the Wildcats could be a good fit. But four-star point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Los Angeles/Loyola), No. 30 in the class of 2014, will also be heading to Tucson in 2014-15, so Adams may face similar problems there after sitting out a year. UCLA could be an interesting option given the coaching transition. Even though Adams will have to sit out a year, a solid relationship with new coach Steve Alford could lead to a more firm place in the rotation in 2014-15. The situation is also more in flux because, depending on what kind of class Alford brings in, Adams could be in the same position as he was at Kansas, behind other young talented players.