Mar 14, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Rio Adams (2) and Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Toddrick Gotcher (20) go after a loose ball in the second half during the second round of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Kansas won 91-63. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Rio Adams Definitely Leaving The Kansas Jayhawks

The week long mini saga concerning Rio Adams and his place in the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball program is over. Adams will definitely be transferring at the end of the school year.

Adams met with Head Coach Bill Self last Monday and asked for his release. Coach Self complied and agreed to release him from his scholarship agreement. Three days later, Adams apparently had a change of heart and tweeted his new intentions, saying he couldn’t go through with the transfer and was a Jayhawk forever. Coach Self was in Atlanta, attending Final Four festivities and going to meetings. The head man probably wasn’t thrilled with Adams changing his mind via twitter, just as Self couldn’t have be happy about Adams expressing his frustration over playing time on the internet after the TCU loss.

A second meeting was set for today between Adams and Self. The result of that meeting was that Adams will stick to the decision to leave the program. It is purely speculation but there has to be more to this whole situation than is known by the public. There usually is. It is not hard to believe that once Adams asked to go, there was going to be no way Self would have him back. Adams tweeted a single word – “Transferring…”

It is now certain the Rio Adams will take his skills elsewhere. There is a good chance he will be a solid contributor somewhere eventually, it just won’t be in the crimson and blue. It would have been interesting to see what kind of career he has and where. The raw skills appear to be present to be cultivated in the right situation. He is strong physically and has displayed a nice looking shot at times.

Good luck, Rio.




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