Kansas basketball has gotten a verbal commitment from KJ Adams, a four-star forward in the 2021 recruiting class who has serious talent.
Kansas basketball now has commitment No. 2 for the 2021 class. Four-star forward KJ Adams will be joining head coach Bill Self and the Jayhawks, and he was a much-needed pick up after losing out on five-star prospect Kendall Brown a couple of weeks ago.
Adams committed to Kansas over other schools including Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas, Oregon, LSU, Florida, Iowa, Georgetown, plus many others. He’s rated as the No. 73 overall recruit in his class according to 247Sports, and he was described as”extremely strong and powerful athlete” and as being “effective in traffic” by Jerry Meyer of 247Sports.
Adams is a huge commit for Kansas, and he’s going to help out the Jayhawks in their rankings once those are updated. He’ll be joining fellow four-star Zach Clemence, and Kansas should move into the top 15 nationally while remaining No. 2 in the Big 12 behind only Baylor.
After watching some highlights of Adams, it’s easy to see how he could help improve Kansas basketball. Standing at six-foot-seven, he’s a good passer and he finished well in the post too. He’s a good shooter as well, which is valuable at his height.
Despite extra challenges posed by the coronavirus, as well as the threat of NCAA allegations, Self and his staff have continued to bring in top-tier talent. There are a number of other solid recruits the Jayhawks are looking at in the 2020 class including Tamar Bates, Nolan Hickman, Frankie Collins, and Hunter Sallis.
If Self can land just one of those guys, the Jayhawks will be bringing in a very good 2021 recruiting class despite all of the extra hurdles.