It's become almost expected to see the best Austin high school boys basketball recruit commit to the hometown University of Texas at Austin. But, that changed with 2021 Westlake prospect KJ Adams, who committed to college basketball power Kansas during his Friday July 31st announcement.
"It would have been easier and predictable for me to stay close to Austin or in Austin," Adams told VYPE Media in an interview. "I hope that others will consider what is right for them and not where everyone thinks they should go."
Adams is the first Austin area high school boys basketball player to commit to The University of Kansas since former Westlake hooper Luke Axtell transferred from The University of Texas after the 1997-1998 collegiate basketball season.
Everyone deserves a place that they can call home. For San Marcos senior Faith Phillips, she found one for our future college basketball career at St. Mary's University.
"Someone once told me to go to a school where you know you are really wanted," said Phillips. "As soon as I talked to Coach [Jason] Martens, I felt he really wanted me to be a part of his program, so that really excited me. He really gave my family and I the comfort we needed to feel like St. Mary's is the right place for me."
Phillips received the offer a few months ago and announced her commitment on Tuesday night. She's looking forward to experiencing San Antonio and having family nearby.