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.”