Wednesday, March 20, 2013
NBA future for Jordan Adams?
By Luke Lapinski
Losing Jordan Adams is just about one of the worst things that could have happened to UCLA right before the NCAA Tournament. His 15.3 points per game were second only to Shabazz Muhammad's 17.8, plus he was a consistent contributor, a solid defender and someone who had a knack for making good basketball plays. Without him, the opening matchup against Minnesota could be a tough one.
That said, Adams will be back next year. And, assuming Muhammad does end up leaving, Adams may very well be the centerpiece for the 2013-14 team. He certainly opened some eyes this season, when he arrived in Westwood as the most unheralded recruit in the Bruins' stellar 2012 class, despite being the nation's No. 41 overall prospect. He made his impact early, and never let up -- a characteristic that could bode well for him down the line. As our own Chad Ford points out, the fact that Adams is such a dynamic scorer could be enough to land him in the first round of the 2014 draft if all goes well.