December 18, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Rio Adams (2) dunks the ball in the second half of the game against the Richmond Spiders at Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won 87-59. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Rio Adams Transfers From Kansas


Things were not so grand for Rio Adams at Kansas it appears.

Bill Self officially announced Jayhawk guard Rio Adams will be leaving the program after just one season at Kansas. The former four-star recruit averaged 1.1 points and 0.3 assists per game in a only a handful of minutes at KU. Adams was a considered the 22nd second best shooting guard in his class by Rivals.com and was a top 100 player.

Adams had been upset with his playing time since Kansas’ loss to TCU in February after venting on twitter about his use. Some thought Adams would stay after he deleted his tweets and posted these remarks:

Obviously, he’s had a change of heart since then posting on twitter his decision to leave.

“I’m transferring to another school and will be getting released Tomorrow…” Adams wrote. “I love this team no matter what !!! I’ve learned a lot here!!”

He has since deleted the tweet but this one still remains.

Even though Adams played only a few minutes at Kansas he still was well known by Jayhawk fans for his antics on the sidelines, most notably his odd “old man eating soup” routine in the Big 12 tournament.

Rio Eating

Kansas should still be okay at guard for the 2013-2014 season. The Jayhawks return Naadir Tharpe and Andrew White for next season while adding heralded recruits Wayne Selden, Conner Frankamp, and Frank Mason. KU is still in on wing player Andrew Wiggins though most think he will go to Kentucky.

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  • Melinda Gillette

    maybe he’ll grow up some wherever he ends up. That would be for the best.

  • Joel Wagler

    While Self didn’t really didn’t give Adams and White enough playing time, White was a man about it and Adams wasn’t. His little twitter tantrums just tell me he will be better off elsewhere. Hopefully, Self can get Wiggins into the fold.