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Kansas Commit Marcus Adams to Reclassify to 2023

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Kansas

Kansas small forward commit Marcus Adams officially announced some major news Sunday. He’s reclassifying to 2023 and will join the team this upcoming summer.

This was expected when he committed back on March 7. However, it’s cemented now, as the program will bring in four freshmen, also including point guard Elmarko Jackson, combo guard Chris Johnson and shooting guard Jamari McDowell.

 

Adams, out of Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne, is the nation’s No. 157 overall prospect, No. 38 small forward and No. 13 player in the Golden State, with a three-star and 0.9222 rating, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He’s the country’s No. 29 overall prospect, No. 11 small forward and No. 4 player in the Golden State, with a four-star and 96 rating, per 247Sports.

“I chose Kansas because of the coaches, and they really sound like they need and want me,” Adams said when he committed a couple weeks ago, via 247Sports. “Coach Self reached out to me and said I want you to play for me and that he wants to coach me. Hearing that from a coach of his status and him reaching out directly is a really big deal that I couldn’t turn down.

“Kansas produced the most pros and gives me the best opportunity for playing time,” Adams said. “There’s opportunity to play right away with the older guys like Jalen and Gradey leaving after this year and they’ll need a replacement. He needs me to score so that’s what I’m there to do. There’s going to be some older guys there I’ve already spoken to and I’m looking forward to playing with them.”

He’ll join a Jayhawks program that was just upset by No. 8 seed Arkansas in the round of 32. Kansas finished the season 28-8.

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