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Originally published Friday, January 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

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Franklin star Anrio Adams will transfer to Connecticut prep school

Franklin junior guard Anrio Adams is leaving Friday to enroll at South Kent School in Connecticut, the prep school that Washington players Isaiah Thomas and Matthew Bryan-Amaning attended.

Seattle Times staff reporter

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Franklin standout Anrio Adams was scheduled to leave Friday to enroll at South Kent School in Connecticut.

South Kent is the school current University of Washington players Isaiah Thomas and Matthew Bryan-Amaning attended.

"I'd like to think he's a high-level D-I player," said Darryl Hennings, who coaches Adams' AAU team, Seattle Rotary. "He can score really well. He's a phenomenal athlete, has the prototype two-guard body for higher-level basketball and he's pretty confident in himself. I think he can handle himself against any competition level.

"He has his faults like most kids 16 years old, but he's not one of the top 60 in the country for nothing."

The 6-foot-3 shooting guard, rated No. 60 on the ESPNU Super 60 list of the nation's top juniors, averaged 23 points in five games with the Quakers this season. He hasn't played since he scored six points against Newark Memorial (Calif.) Dec. 29 at the 21st Annual Holiday Classic in San Diego.

According to the box score Adams didn't play in ninth-ranked Franklin's final game in California. He was also not listed on the Quakers' roster during a 76-58 win at Ingraham. After that game, coach Jason Kerr said he would only comment on the players who suited up for the game.

No explanation has been given for Adams' decision to transfer. Adams has not been available to comment.

The junior will become teammates with Ricardo Ledo, a 6-6 shooting guard who is rated No. 3 at his position in the Super 60.

"To be honest, I haven't taken a look at their team at all, so I have no idea how he is going to fit in with them," Hennings said. "I would imagine any team would have the added benefit of having Rio on the team. That's a little different animal on the East Coast and it being a prep school I'm sure they have some talented guys already on the team."

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