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Jordan Adams

  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-5 / 209
  • Birthdate: 07/08/1994
  • College: UCLA
Round 1: Pick 22
Drafted By: Memphis Grizzlies 
 
Prospect Analysis

Strengths

  • Wired to score
  • Strong
  • Good finisher through contact
  • Long arms
  • Quick hands
  • Good offensive rebounder
  • Good defensive anticipation
  • Can make 3s

 

Weaknesses

  • Not a great athlete
  • Not prototypical 2-guard height
  • Gambles on defense

 

NBA projection: Adams has been projected as a late first-round pick.

 

2013-14 Season

Adams earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after leading UCLA in scoring, made 3-pointers, 3-pointers attempted, free throws, free-throw percentage and steals, and finishing second in rebounding. Adams was suspended for one game in late February for a violation of team rules.

 

Key statistics: 17.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.6 spg, 1.5 tpg, 30.1 mpg, .485 FG, .356 3PT, .836 FT

 

Cool statistic: Adams set UCLA’s single-season assist record of 95 in 36 games this season. His average of 2.64 steals per game led the Pac-12 and was sixth in Division I.

 

Reminds me of: Anthony Morrow

 

What Insiders Say

UCLA coach Steve Alford

“He’s the kind of guy you want in your locker room, on your team and on your court.”

 

What Outsiders Say

Chattanooga coach Will Wade

“He gets after it. He can shoot and is a tough matchup.”

 

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-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch