Anrio Adams gave his verbal commitment to Head Coach Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks in November, and as the spring signing period came and went without a National Letter of Intent signed by the Seattle Rainier Beach star, fans began to ask one question with greater and greater frequency:
What's the latest with Rio?
As he led famed Rainier Beach to yet another Washington Class 3A state championship, Adams was putting in the work in the classroom to make sure his grades were in order and he would qualify for a scholarship. He took the ACT for the first time in the late spring, and in May discovered he'd scored an 18 - a score which he felt put him in good position, when paired with the sliding scale of grade point average utilized by the NCAA to determine eligibility.
He decided to retake the test, however, and this time scored a 21, putting himself in even better shape.
So after much anticipation, Adams left Seattle on Wednesday afternoon and arrived on campus in Lawrence, Kan. that night. The Lawrence Journal-World has reported that he will begin classes today, and an official statement regarding his addition to the roster and the signing of financial aid paperwork should be released Thursday as well.
Adams finalizes a large and talented freshman class for the Jayhawks, which includes Milton Doyle, Perry Ellis, Zach Peters, Landen Lucas and Andrew White, as well as redshirt freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor.
It's important to note that his arrival on campus does not mean he is fully qualified for competition. The NCAA still has to rule on the matter.
Physically, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound combo guard appears to be everything Kansas could want in a combo guard, with range out to three-point land on his jumper, explosive speed and athleticism and a knack for running the show on the break.