Anrio Adams, the sixth and final member of Kansas University’s incoming recruiting Class of 2012, will report to campus today and attend classes on Thursday, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Tuesday.
Adams, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Seattle’s Rainier Beach High, orally committed to KU on Nov. 19. He recently reported on Facebook that he had signed financial-aid papers with KU.
Like all members of KU’s recruiting class, Adams must be given the OK academically by the NCAA clearinghouse to be eligible for participation as a freshman. Often, the clearinghouse doesn’t make final decisions on players in winter sports until September or October.
“The bottom line is we expect Anrio will be in classes on Thursday,” Self said of Rivals.com’s No. 98-rated player, who averaged 23.0 points and 6.0 assists a game last season in earning Associated Press Class 3A player-of-the-year honors in the state of Washington. “He’s been waiting to get his academic stuff (materials) together.”
Self is expected to announce Adams’ signing to the financial aid agreement officially in coming days.
Adams indicated Monday on Twitter he’ll be here today: “Sorry Kansas Fans had to wait on my second (ACT) score ill be there on the 4th of july thought my score was coming early RCJH,” Adams wrote.
Adams began his junior season at Seattle’s Franklin High before transferring to Seattle Garfield and moving on to Rainier Beach for his senior campaign.
“Anybody who sees that kid. He has ... oh my goodness, the kid is so talented,” Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea told the Journal-World. “He is gifted with the ball. He had three to four double-assist games for us. He knows how to get people the ball in the right position and knows how to score as well.”
Other incoming scholarship players: Milton Doyle, Perry Ellis, Landen Lucas, Zach Peters and Andrew White. Others to debut this season are red-shirt freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor, as well as freshmen walk-ons Evan Manning and Tyler Self.
The tour: KU will be allowed to conduct 10 official practices leading to its Aug. 6-14 trip to Switzerland and Paris. Self said his Jayhawks will practice twice a week the next three weeks, then four of six days prior to leaving for Switzerland.
Here are KU’s schedule of games for the foreign tour:
- vs. Swiss National Team, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., at Halle St. Leonard in Fribourg, Switzerland
- vs. Swiss National Team, 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Halle St Leonard in Fribourg, Switzerland
- vs. Select Team of French Pro A / Pro B league, 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France.
- vs. Select Team of French Pro A/Pro B, 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12, at Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris, France. The times mentioned are local times in Switzerland and France.
“I don’t care nearly as much about the games as the practices,” Self said.
No comment: Self was asked by the J-W about an assistant U.S. attorney’s claim that Overland Park native Samuel Villeareal III supplied marijuana to unnamed members of KU’s 2010-11 basketball team.
“I have no comment. I do not have enough information to comment,” Self said Tuesday.
Temple services: KU coach Self and former KU basketball coach Roy Williams of the University of North Carolina attended a memorial service for former KU baseball coach Floyd Temple on Tuesday at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Some others who attended: former KU assistant hoops coach Joe Holladay of UNC’s basketball staff, former KU baseball coach Marty Pattin, former KU swim coach Gary Kempf, former KU golf coach Ross Randall, former KU track coach Bob Timmons, former assistant AD Jerry Waugh, current KU assistant football coach Reggie Mitchell and many of Temple’s former baseball players.
Frankamp scores 12: Future KU guard Conner Frankamp scored 12 points off 5-of-9 shooting (1-for-3 threes) with three assists, one turnover and one rebound while playing 19 minutes in USA Basketball’s 86-50 victory over France in the Under 17 world championships Tuesday in Lithuania. The U.S. improved to 4-0 and will meet China in its final preliminary game today.
Frankamp, a 6-1 senior from Wichita North, on Tuesday was ranked No. 28 nationally by Rivals.com. His previous ranking had been No. 42. KU commit Brannen Greene, 6-7 from Taft County High in Forsyth, Ga., remained No. 31 nationally.