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Guard Rio Adams backtracks, says he wants to stay at Kansas

Updated: 2013-04-05T17:12:45Z

By RUSTIN DODD

The Kansas City Star

— Rio Adams, the freshman guard who announced his decision to transfer from Kansas on Tuesday, is apparently having second thoughts about leaving KU. 

After announcing earlier this week that he would look for a new school closer to his hometown of Seattle, Adams reversed course on Thursday, using his Twitter account to declare his desire to stay at Kansas.

"I can't go I love my team too much," Adams tweeted late Thursday night, before adding: "I'm not going anywhere I'm a Jayhawk for life...."

The timing of Adams' reversal is a little curious. He used his Twitter account on Tuesday to announce that he would be leaving Kansas, and KU coach Bill Self confirmed his departure to The Star on the same night.

On Wednesday, Self announced in a prepared statement that Adams had been granted his release to look for another school. And for now, it's unclear whether Adams will be able to return to the program. 

"I feel like going home and playing closer is better for me and my family," Adams said in the statement on Wednesday. "This was definitely a family decision and it was a decision I wanted to do that would be best for my situation."

Self, who is at the Final Four this weekend, was not immediately available for comment on Friday.

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