Four-star wing Marcus Adams Jr. chooses Kansas

Four-star wing Marcus Adams Jr. committed to Kansas on Tuesday after a last-minute call from Jayhawks coach Bill Self convinced him to steer away from UCLA.

Adams, a 6-foot-8 junior at Narbonne High School in Harbor City, Calif., is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 29 player in his class. In addition to Kansas, he visited UCLA and Syracuse.

Adams told the Kansas City Star, “Coach Self, (assistant) coach (Kurtis) Townsend were really great people. They helped me out (with) a lot of things during the visit (Feb 24-26) and answered all my questions without a problem. I love the fan base over there.

“I love the people on social media telling me they really need me and they really want me. I felt like that’s a good place for me to go and I fit in really good.”

No. 3 Kansas (25-6) figures to have holes to fill in its lineup next season with two 6-foot-8 players, Big 12 Player of the Year Jalen Wilson and Gradey Dick, expected to head to the NBA.

“Kansas produced the most pros and gives me the best opportunity for playing time,” Adams told 247Sports. “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.

“(Self) 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.”

–Field Level Media

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