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Jayhawks add power forward from Austin, Texas to 2021 recruiting class


The Kansas Jayhawks are the winner in the K.J. Adams sweepstakes, with the 6-foot-6 power forward out of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas choosing Bill Self’s program in a televised announcement on KVUE-TV in Austin on Friday night.  Adams joined 6-foot-10 forward Zach Clemence, another Texan, as members of the Jayhawks 2021 class.

Adams had a final 10 schools that included Iowa, Baylor, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgetown, Iona, Texas Tech, the hometown Texas Longhorns, and Central Florida.  Ranked #83 in the country by Rivals, Adams still set appears to be a forward type at the Big 12 level, but with some ability to handle the ball and move outside with ease.

Kansas has room for more scholarships to offer for 2021, with at least one, and possibly two players that could fit into the program.  KU, now believed to be in search of a point guard, are heavily into the recruitment of Hunter Sallis, a native of Omaha, Nebraska ranked #11 in the class (Rivals), J.D. Davison, an Alabama prep ranked #15 nationally (Rivals), and Nolan Hickman, another guard ranked #75 by Rivals.