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Rio Adams won’t be back at KU

Rio Adams, the Kansas freshman guard who had second thoughts about transferring last week, will not return to the Jayhawks for the 2013-14 season.

KU coach Bill Self said in a statement that he and Adams met Monday and “together we’ve come to the conclusion that it is in his best interest to pursue other opportunities and go to a place where he has the chance to really impact a program and, preferably, a school that is closer to home. This will allow him to redshirt and have another year to work toward graduating.”

Last Wednesday, Self announced that Adams had been granted his release to look for another school. But on Thursday, Adams said on his Twitter account he wanted to stay at Kansas.

“I can’t go I love my team too much,” Adams tweeted late Thursday night, before adding: “I’m not going anywhere I’m a Jayhawk for life….”

Monday, Adams had this to say on Twitter: “Transferring.”

Rio Adams might want to stay at KU

 

By Rustin Dodd

Rio Adams, the freshman guard who announced his decision to transfer from Kansas on Tuesday, is apparently having second thoughts about leaving KU.

After announcing earlier this week that he would look for a new school closer to his hometown of Seattle, Adams reversed course on Thursday, using his Twitter account to declare his desire to stay at Kansas.

“I can’t go I love my team too much,” Adams tweeted late Thursday night, before adding: “I’m not going anywhere I’m a Jayhawk for life….”

The timing of Adams’ reversal is a little curious. He used his Twitter account on Tuesday to announce that he would be leaving Kansas, and KU coach Bill Self confirmed his departure the same night.

On Wednesday, Self announced in a statement that Adams had been granted his release to look for another school.

“I feel like going home and playing closer is better for me and my family,” Adams said in the statement. “This was definitely a family decision and it was a decision I wanted to do that would be best for my situation.”

Self, who is at the Final Four this weekend, was not immediately available for comment Friday.

 

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/05/4163341/freshman-rio-adams-says-hed-like.html#storylink=cpy