Anrio Adams transferring from Kansas

 

Anrio Adams, freshman guard from Seattle, announced his intentions of transferring on Twitter on Tuesday night, yet later deleted his tweet.

The tweet read:

After deleting the tweet, he followed up with this:

Rustin Dodd, beat writer for the Kansas City Star, confirmed the transfer on Tuesday night:

Wednesday afternoon, Kansas coach Bill Self commented on the transfer:

“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,” Bill Self said. “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.”

Adams commented on the transfer, as well:

“I’ve enjoyed every part of this year,” Adams said. “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. I feel like going home and playing closer is better for me and my family. This was definitely a family decision and it was a decision I wanted to do that would be best for my situation.”

Adams seemed disappointed with his lack of playing time throughout the season and many times tweeted his displeasure with the lack of minutes. Adams finished the 2012-13 season with 83 minutes, scoring 27 points on 10-for-25 shooting, and finished with six rebounds, six assists, six steals, 15 fouls, and 11 turnovers.

His best performance of the season came in the Big 12 Tournament against Texas Tech in a 91-63 blowout.  He ended up with 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting.  He only made two more appearances off the bench the rest of the year.

Despite his limited playing time, he was a fan favorite for his sideline reactions. After defeating Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament, Rio Adams became an internet meme for “eating soup.” A 23-page photoshop thread titled “Rio Adams likes soup.” showed up on Phog.net, a message board for KU fans.

Before that, he was known for some hilarious sideline dances such as:

One of his most famous Twitter outbursts was his “Mad Minutes” tweet right before Kansas took on No. 14 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, which was considered to be the biggest game of the year.

After the game, Bill Self addressed the tweets:

“I read the tweets, and they weren’t the best in the world, but they also weren’t the worst,” Self said. “He needs to mature and grow up a little bit, and this will be a great teaching moment for him.”

It appeared a transfer was imminent late last week when he was tweeting the following, even after arriving in Dallas for the NCAA South Regional games:

 

Without Rio Adams, Kansas will most likely rely on Naadir Tharpe at point and have incoming freshmen Conner Frankamp and Frank Mason will battle for the back-up slot. For more information on Kansas’ scholarship situation, check out this Scholarship Chart.

 

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