Four-star Kansas hoops target to announce college choice on Friday
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Four-star forward and current Kansas basketball target KJ Adams is expected to announce his college of choice at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, according to 247 Sports recruiting analyst Brian Snow.
A 6-foot-6, 220-pound power forward from Westlake High in Austin, Texas, Adams narrowed his list to a final 10 in May and appears to be ready to pick one. His list includes Arkansas, Baylor, Georgetown, Iona, Iowa, KU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech and Central Florida.
Ranked No. 83 overall in the class of 2021 rankings by Rivals.com, Adams to Kansas has picked up some momentum this week.
All six of the Crystal Ball picks registered for Adams on the 247 Sports network belong to KU, including one from Snow.
Adams is ranked No. 73 overall in the class by 247 Sports’ composite rankings and is pegged as the 16th best power forward available and the sixth best 2021 prospect in Texas.
According to 247 Sports’ Dushawn London, the athletic and versatile Adams already has taken visits to Texas, Texas Tech and Baylor. But Adams noted in London’s July 19 report that he did not feel that visiting a school was necessary for him to commit.
“Family oriented and consistency will be the things I use to start to narrow down my list.” Adams told London. “If coaches are keeping the consistency in recruiting me and the same game plan they had when they first started recruiting me then I’ll probably end up going to their school.”
As for where he might fit in college, Adams told London that half of the programs pursuing him envision him playing small forward and the other half picture him at the 4. However, with the game headed to more four-guard lineups and with Kansas using more stretch 4 players during recent years, Adams likely would have a variety of different paths to playing time at KU.
According to Snow, Adams “is known for his toughness and ability to rebound at his size,” and has been “a very consistent producer” throughout his high school career.
Snow projects Adams to be a four-year player in college and other analysts throughout the recruiting scene have noted how strong Adams is around the rim and how hard he runs the floor in transition. Video highlights also show that Adams has a reliable mid-range jump shot that can extend out to the 3-point line.