Jayhawk Dispatch

Seattle guard Adams appears once step closer to joining KU

Well, this could be some welcome recruiting news for Kansas.

Anrio Adams, a 6-3 shooting guard from Seattle, announced Wednesday on his Twitter account that he had achieved the necessary test scores to qualify for KU. Adams, ranked as the 98th-best player in the nation by Rivals.com, committed to KU last November, but his future was on hold as he waited to boost his composite standardized test scores.

Adams, who hails from the same Rainier Beach High School that produced former Jayhawks C.J. Giles and Rodrick Stewart, says he’s expected to arrive on campus in late June. For now, he would join four other official members of the Jayhawks' 2012 class: Perry Ellis, a 6-foot-8 forward from Wichita; Zach Peters, a 6-foot-9 forward from Plano, Texas; Landen Lucas, a 6-foot-8 forward from Portland, Ore; and Andrew White, a 6-foot-6 swingman from Chester, Va.

Guard Ben McLemore and forward Jamari Traylor will also be classified as freshmen after sitting out last season as partial qualifiers.

So what kind of impact could Adams have? Well, it's probably safe to call Ellis, a McDonalds All-American from Wichita Heights, the crown jewel of the class. But Adams may have the opportunity to contribute in a backcourt that's lacking in experienced ballhandlers. Senior guard Elijah Johnson and sophomore guard Naadir Tharpe are the only returning players that have played point guard at the college level.