KU basketball nets commitment from four-star forward KJ Adams
LAWRENCE — Kansas basketball has landed the second piece in its Class of 2021 recruiting haul.
KJ Adams, a four-star forward out of Austin, Texas, orally committed to the Jayhawks on Friday night. Adams, who currently sits as the upcoming class’ No. 73-ranked prospect according to 247Sports, announced his decision in an interview with the recruiting network.
Adams picked KU over offers from Big 12 schools Baylor, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, among other programs.
“It is definitely amazing,” Adams told 247Sports, “and a dream come true.”
A 6-foot-7, 200-pounder out of Westlake High School, Adams joins four-star forward Zach Clemence (6-10, 205-pounder currently at Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire) as Jayhawk gets in the Class of 2021. Clemence is also a Texas native, and the Jayhawks have four players from Texas on their current roster: senior guard Marcus Garrett (Dallas), redshirt freshman forward Jalen Wilson (Denton), sophomore guard Michael Jankovich (Dallas) and freshman guard Latrell Jossell (Keller).
Adams cited his relationship with head coach Bill Self as part of the reasoning behind his commitment.
“I like what he has said for how he plans to use me and I respect the job of he has done building the program along with the history they have there,” said Adams, who added that he will fit in well with the Jayhawks’ offense.
“A lot of hard work has been paying off, a lot of hard work is how I got here,” Adams said, “so I might as well test myself at the highest level at a school like Kansas.”