Four-Star junior Marcus Adams Jr. commits to Kansas

Joe Tipton03/07/23
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Marcus Adams Jr.
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Marcus Adams Jr., a four-star small forward in the 2024 class, announced his commitment to Kansas on Instagram Live with On3’s Joe Tipton Tuesday evening. 

The 6-foot-8 junior out of Harbor City (Calif.) Nathaniel Narbonne HS chose the Jayhawks over Syracuse and UCLA. He also received offers from Oregon, USC, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Kansas State, and others. 

Adams is the first prospect to commit to Kansas in the 2024 class. He’s also a strong candidate for reclassification, however, the decision to move to the 2023 class likely won’t be made until this summer.

The California native ranks as the No. 82 overall prospect in the On3 Industry Rankings — the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies (ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals, On3).

Adams on his commitment to Kansas

“Coach (Bill) Self and Coach (Kurtis) Townsend are really good people,” Adam said to On3. “They told me they want me and need me. Coach Self said he wants to coach me.”

In his own words, what type of player is Kansas getting in Marcus Adams Jr.?

“I would describe my game as a three-level scorer. I can shoot the ball, post, handle, drive downhill and take advantage of mismatches.”

Adams has a message for Kansas fans. 

“I just want to say thank you all for showing love at the game and on social media. I mean it. It was a big part of my decision. Thank you for all the love. I can’t wait to be playing at Allen Fieldhouse. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”