In Kansas, Adams finds lots to love

It's been an interesting couple of days for Anrio Adams. As Scout.com national recruiting analyst Josh Gershon reported Saturday, the talented senior from Seattle was ready to give his commitment to the Jayhawks. On Sunday, he did just that, officially joining the Kansas Class of 2012.

It's been an exciting couple of days for Anrio Adams.

Saturday, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound prospect from Seattle Rainier Beach told Scout.com's Josh Gershon he was ready to give his verbal commitment to the University of Kansas – a commitment the Jayhawks would accept, contingent upon his ability to qualify academically.

Sunday, Adams spent a few minutes on the phone with Kansas head coach Bill Self. And those few minutes were, apparently, rather momentous.

"I'm officially a member of the KU recruiting class," the senior guard said.

As the November early signing period expired Nov. 16, Adams can't officially sign a national letter of intent until the spring. The additional time gives him the chance to lock things down academically – he's slated to take both the ACT and the SAT in the near future – and the Jayhawks the ability to monitor the situation.

Long familiar with the program, Adams has close ties with the family of former Jayhawks guard and Rainier Beach standout Rodrick Stewart. He saw Kansas as the right fit for a number of reasons.

"The publicity, the basketball, the sport pretty much," he said. "The guys that they recruit and the guys they have recruited before me are great players. They send guys to the pros."

At one point, it looked as if Adams was eyeing a possible reclassification to the Class of 2013, though he eventually landed firmly back in the Class of 2012. The somewhat murky situation surrounding his class affiliation made ranking him a difficult proposition for recruiting analysts lately, but it's clear he is a prodigious talent.

With a Scout.com profile that lists three-point range, athleticism and speed/quickness among his strengths, the more thorough breakdown is even more encouraging:

"Adams is an absolute jet with the ball. He can really handle it in space and knows how to push tempo. Also, he is more than capable of knocking down deep shots. Right now he is more of a small two guard than a point guard, and he doesn't put in undue effort on the defensive end, but there is a ton of natural talent to work with."

"Basically, I'm a flat-out scorer," Adams added. "I can score in bunches, and (Self) needs that from a point guard-slash-wing, which is what I am. I am a combo guard."

With the Dec. 3 start of the high school looming, the Kansas staff is expected to make its way to the Emerald City in the very near future, to get a first hand look at their new acquisition.


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