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There had been some talk from a different KU bball message board that he may be transferring. I read this a couple of weeks ago and didn't think much of it, but with the odd lack of PT for Rio started to get me thinking this may be true. I hope this is incorrect, because I think he can have a lasting impact on this program in the future.
Watching his body language on the bench and seeing his only minutes of the game with the walk-ons tell me this source could be correct. Again, I have no basis for believing this but he didn't seem to be engaged at all when they showed the bench on TV
His recruitment had a sense of rushed desperation on both ends.
I don't think there's much chance he will have an impact on Kansas basketball going forward. He may or may not transfer at the break, but I do believe he will join the ranks of Lindsay, Peters, Woolridge, etc in his brevity in the KU program. I believe Mason, Frankamp, and Selden would all play ahead of Adams if they were on the team today. As bad as Tharpe has been, he can't get minutes ahead of Tharpe or on the court unless it's junk time.
Isn't it too late for Adams to leave at semester now? He logged minutes in the last game, so he wouldn't be eligible to transfer to a different school now, if I'm correct.
Also, I heard off the court issues are the reason he is in the doghouse right now.
Off the court issues will likely be an issue as long as he's at Kansas, unfortunately.
Sounds like another player that graduated recently, and as I remember it, that turned out ok.
Albeit without the commensurate pedigree or NBA first round skillset. Plus, what exactly did Taylor do off the court his last two years? Seems to me he was pretty quiet (and his reputation is largely based on some twitter comments, a Facebook status, a run in with the football team and one, ummm, situation with a women's player). He has lengthy list, but he also was a FAR better player from day one.
Let's be fair to Tyshawn - he was actually a great kid throughout his time at KU. He had a few issues, but most of them had to do with his incessant love of social media.
I think Anrio is just more of a traditional head case.
What are the off the court issues with him? I was hoping he'd be getting the Tharpe minutes by now, but alas.
I'm not sure I have anything specific from this season, but he has a history of problems with coaches, punctuality, and effort. He was kicked off his high school team his junior year and his AAU team the following summer (I've heard "but he didn't play AAU!" as one of the key reasons he was "undervalued" by scouts) for variations of those reasons. He certainly has some physical gifts, but he's never at any level shown an ability to turn talent into significant productivity.
"Also, I heard off the court issues are the reason he is in the doghouse right now."
... would suggest you heard about some issues: hence he's in Self's doghouse ...no?
I don't know any other way to interrupt what you said. But, ok.
It wasn't me...that was jjrussell. The preponderance of staffers in the thread is causing confusion over who said what! :-)
I heard some stuff after I started the OP. Thus basically responding to my original question. I don't have any validity to whether its grades or just his attitude in general, but it is apparent that Self is unhappy with Rio right now. Can't say much more than that.
LOL, it seems Aaron has issues with Rio... I've come to the realization the Adams will probably never be the diamond in the rough we hoped, but I still hope he gains some maturity and somehow ends up contributing before all is said and done.
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Haha. I don't have issues with Rio really. I just don't think the expectations a lot of people have for him are realistic and the comparisons they draw for why they think he's going to be great are...questionable to me. Heck, it's not really even fair to Anrio to expect him to be as good as Taylor. His skillset is more that of a two guard, and people are acting like he's going to start at point guard next year without explaining why he'll all of a sudden become a point guard AND one better than Selden, Frankamp, and Mason.
All of that said, I hope he's fantastic. We need a backup point guard, and Tharpe isn't good. I'm worried though that as bad as our backup point guard setup is, he still can't see the court. Does that not worry anyone else but Ryan?
I am of the mind that we might as well watch the kid and see what happens. There is some athletic ability there. He may never crack the rotation next year but he could surprise everyone. The kid was known to be raw as can be coming in. Might as well give him a season to learn and then see what he can make of it going into next year. If it does not pan out he transfers but it does not shock me he is not in front of Tharpe yet.
I still think people are way to harsh about Tharpe. He is no great shakes but as far as backup point guards go a lot of teams would be pretty damn happy to have the kid on the floor. College hoops is for shit this year. Every team has flaws all over. If Tharpe is our biggest problem we are in very good shape for this season.
I actually thought Tharpe did a very good job tonight... Hit some threes when White couldn't throw em in the ocean and did a good job of starting the offense.
Rio only had the one good play where he took it to the hole, but he showed major athletisism... he's playing too fast and not real smart.
I think the "he's playing to fast and not real smart" comment sums rio up pretty good. When the game slows down for him and he picks up some PT I think he'll make a pretty good guard with the exception of what Bham outlined as headcase issues but HCBS is usually very good at putting those guys back together if not then it's probably bye-bye.
At least Anrio has kept up his confidence. Upon hearing about the Kings possibly moving to Seattle, he tweeted recently that he'd have the opportunity to play for the Sonics within 2 years.
On the Taylor comparison, if nothing else, their love of Twitter is quite similar.
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He posted an odd FB post today. He said something like "I left home for the second time, never to return"
Who knows what that was supposed to mean.
Who knows, but he tweeted he's in Texas so he hasn't left the team.
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