WESTLAKE HILLS, Texas — KJ Adams had his pick of almost any college in the country to play for.
On Friday the Westlake basketball star made his pick and committed to Kansas.
“A lot of people had been pushing me different ways, telling me what I should do and shouldn’t do and stay close to home,” Adams says. “Listening to my heart and my family, it told me Kansas.”
It’s been a crazy recruiting process for Adams. He was hoping to use this summer as a chance to go visit a lot of the colleges he was considering, but that wasn’t possible once with the restrictions caused by the pandemic. He did a lot of zoom meetings with the Kansas staff and virtual tours of the campus, and saw enough to make his decision.
“It was kind of a leap of faith just trusting that decision that God gave me and I went with it,” Adams says.
Adams had narrowed his list down to 10 schools, which included Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, UCF, Texas Tech, Iona, Baylor, Georgetown, Arkansas and Kansas. With the Jayhawks, he will join a nationally known program that has won titles and dominated the Big 12 for a long time. He’ll also play for well-known head coach Bill Self.
“I’ve talked to many former college players and they’ve told me no one has talked bad about Bill Self,” says Adams.
Adams can officially sign with Kansas in November. With his decision out of the way he can focus on his senior season at Westlake.