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KJ Adams Jr.

Position Forward
Height 6'7"
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Austin, Texas
High School Westlake HS
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OVERVIEW
Had a solid freshman season where he played in 37 games with one start in Kansas’ 2022 NCAA National Championship season … Was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team by the conference coaches … A solid defender used in lock down situations, including the final 4.3 second of the NCAA title game against North Carolina … Had a solid prep career at Westlake High School going 63-4 in his final two seasons … Parents (football and basketball) and sister (volleyball) all played NCAA Division I sports.

CAREER HONORS
Academic All-Big 12 First Team [2023]
Big 12 Most Improved Player [2023]
All Big 12 Honorable Mention [2023]
Big 12 Player of the Week (1.16.2023)
Big 12 All-Freshman Team [2022]

2022-23 (SOPHOMORE)
Big 12 Most Improved Player having averaged 1.0 ppg, 0.8 rpg in 2021-22 and 10.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg in 2022-23 … Was also an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection … Big 12 Player of the Week (1/16) … Started all 35 games and averaged 10.5 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game on the season … Averaged 13.5 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game in the NCAA Tournament … Finished the season with 380 points, 156 rebounds, 70 assists, 29 blocks and 27 steals … Shot 62.2 percent from the field which ranks eighth on the KU single-season records list (minimum 75 attempts) … Recorded a season high three blocks while going 100% from the field versus Southern Utah (11/18) … Went on an 11-game stretch where he scored doubled digits, during that time he scored a career high 22 vs. Oklahoma (1/10) … Scored 17 and went perfect from the field vs. Kansas State (1/17).

2021-22 (FRESHMAN)
Big 12 All-Freshman Team as selected by the league coaches … Appeared in 37 games with one start in Kansas’ 2022 NCAA National Championship season … Averaged 4.9 minutes per game … Had two assists vs. West Virginia (3/10) in the Big 12 Tournament … Scored four points on 2-2 FGs at Baylor (2/26) … Tied his season high with six points and four rebounds vs. Texas Tech (1/24) … Played a career-high 16 minutes in the Texas Tech (1/24) contest … Started and played 10 minutes vs. Iowa State with three points and two rebounds (1/11) … Set his season high with six points vs. Iona (11/28) … Opened the year with a block against Michigan State (11/9) at the end of the first half in the Champions Classic … Like against Michigan State, made spot defensive appearances in clutch situations, including the final 4.3 second of the NCAA title game versus North Carolina (4/2).

HIGH SCHOOL
A four-star recruit from Westlake High School in Austin, Texas … In 2020-21, guided Westlake to a 30-2 record and a state runner-up finish under head coach Robert Lucero … Averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists his senior season earning 6A all-state honors … Following the 2020-21 season, won the American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championship in conjunction with the 2021 Final Four on CBS … Averaged 22.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists and shot 61.3 percent from the field his junior season at Westlake going 33-2 in 2019-20, including 16-0 in district play … Ended his prep career ranked No. 45 by ESPN 100.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kevin (KJ) Wynn Adams Jr. … Born in Austin, Texas … Parents are Kevin and Yvonne … Has two sisters – Brittany and Jaila … His father played football at New Mexico … His mother was a two-year basketball starter at Texas A&M and led the team in scoring in 1989-90 and 1990-91 … His sister, Brittany, was an all-conference volleyball player at SMU … Following the 2020-21 season, won the American Family Insurance Slam Dunk Championship in conjunction with the 2021 Final Four on CBS … Hobbies include lacrosse … Communication studies major and business minor.

Men's Basketball 🎙 Jayhawker Podcast with KJ Adams

On this episode of the Jayhawker we catch up with KJ Adams.  We’ll talk about winning a championship as a freshman, what he learned from Ochai’s leadership style and much more.  Then, Greg Gurley will give you a complete update on the Phoenix Open scene in Arizona, and the guys will give you their Super Bowl predictions.