Jordan Adams, Scout.com’s No. 11-rated small forward in the class of 2012, just committed to UCLA on a live broadcast.
Adams, who played for new assistant coach Korey McCray’s Atlanta Celtics on the AAU circuit, becomes the Bruins’ first commitment of the class, and it’s a big one.
At 6-5, 215 pounds, he has a solid frame and is talented but raw on the offensive end, and he’ll probably end up as a shooting guard. The main knock on him right now is conditioning, but he’ll have a year to work at vaunted Oak Hill Academy, and he should be able to contribute to UCLA early as the Bruins lose both Lazeric Jones and Jerime Anderson from the backcourt.
Adams told Scout.com that he committed to UCLA “because of their tradition and history,” and added, “I think it’s a good fit for me.”
It seems that the hire of McCray is already paying off for the Bruins, as Adams told Scout.com: “He impacted me a lot because he was my trainer. He helped me with everything. Nobody would be recruiting me if it weren’t for him.”
Adams is the first in what could be a huge recruiting haul for Ben Howland and Co., and he gave a personal shout-out to many of the Bruins’ top recruits, asking for Shaq Goodwin, Shabazz Muhammad and L.J. Rose to join him in Westwood during his video announcement.
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