Apr 28, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT
Jordan Adams looked good for the UCLA Bruins during the NCAA Tournament — the guy can flat out score — and they thought they would get him back for another season, announcing as much before.
But Adams has changed his mind, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Sophomore guard Jordan Adams has decided to leave UCLA and enter into the NBA draft, a source told Yahoo Sports on Saturday night…
Adams has a chance to be a first-round pick, with several teams recently telling Yahoo Sports that they believed he had a chance to be selected in the 20-30 range.
PBT’s draft expert Ed Isaacson of NBADraftBlog.com and Rotoworld said this was a good move by Adams.
“Adams has a great knack for finding ways to score,” Isaacson told PBT. “He’s strong enough to finish around the basket, also is a good midrange shooter. He needs to become more consistent from long-range but the tools are there to do it. He rebounds well for size. He’s an average defender but is improving.”
“I think he made a good decision changing his mind. He needs work at the pro level now to improve his game.”
That’s three Bruins going pro this year, the other two being Kyle Anderson and Zack LaVine. Of that group Adams was the one that impressed me the most with his ability to score in a variety of ways. Anderson will probably go higher but there is a place for Adams in the league.
- FIBA World Cup preview: USA, Spain, then who else can medal? 0
- Official ‘Clipper’s Number 1 Fan’ on herself and Donald Sterling: ‘I’ll always feel it’s our team’ 5
- Cavaliers GM admits concerns about rim protection on defense 11
- Coach K had DeMarcus Cousins as USA’s backup big long before final cuts 6
- World Cup preview: No Durant, no problem USA still one of two teams with legit shot to win gold 6
- Cavaliers sold Kyrie Irving on contract extension with LeBron James-Kevin Love plan 34
- Kevin Love says Timberwolves owner should focus on his own team following trade to Cavaliers 35
- Iman Shumpert excited to play in triangle offense because he won’t just have to stand in the corner 9