The end of season fallout continued at Kansas, in the wake of last week’s season ending loss, as guard Anrio Adams announced that he will leave the program and transfer.
On Wednesday, coach Bill Self announced that Adams had been granted his release and would immediately look at other opportunities, though it is not known at this time where he would go.
“Anrio and I met about his future, both academically and athletically, and we believe it is in his best interest to look into potential opportunities that may exist closer to home,” Self said in a media release. “Anrio is a very talented kid. We’ve enjoyed him being here. He was a good teammate and I know frustration can set in when you don’t play a lot, but he kept a good attitude and we should all support him in whatever decision he makes. I know our staff is 100 percent in support of him doing what’s best for his life.”
The Seattle native appeared in 24 games during the 2012-13 season in which Kansas went 31-6, won its ninth consecutive Big 12 regular-season title, its ninth Big 12 postseason championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16. He averaged 3.5 minutes per game and scored 27 points.
Adams played in 11 of Kansas’ 18 Big 12 games, with his biggest outing coming against Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Championship, where he scored 11 points.
“I’ve enjoyed every part of this year,” Adams said in a media release. “I’ve definitely grown and matured from it. There were a lot of great moments and downfalls that made me better. I appreciated the team, the coaching staff and the fans a lot. This was an experience that I will probably never be able to see again. I’m happy I was able to play with this team and be part of something great.”