The early-entry candidate was drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26, 2014... Signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 7, 2014.
Averaged 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a school-record 2.43 steals on .467 shooting in 30.2 minutes in 69 games (63 starts) in two seasons (2012-14) at UCLA, leading the Bruins to consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and a Sweet 16 berth in 2013-14... Finished his collegiate career with 168 steals, the seventh-highest mark in school history, and established the Bruins’ single-season steals record with 95 steals in 2013-14... 2013-14 (Sophomore): Led the team with 17.4 points and 2.64 steals to go with 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists on .485 shooting in 30.1 minutes in 36 games (all starts) in leading UCLA to the Sweet 16... Captured First Team All-Pac 12 honors... Set the Bruins’ single-season steals record with 95 steals... Led the Pac-12 in total steals, steals per game and steal percentage (5.0)... Also led the conference in Player Efficiency Rating (28.3)... Ranked seventh in the Pac-12 in scoring, third in field goal percentage and fourth in free throws made (158) and free throw percentage (.836)... His 626 points were the second-most by a UCLA player in the last 19 seasons behind only Kevin Love (681 in 2007-08)... Led the team in three-point field goals made (52), three-point field goal attempts (146), free throws and free throw attempts (189)... Became the second-youngest player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau (19 years, 241 days) behind only Tracy Murray (19 years, 217 days)... Averaged 19.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.67 steals on .564 shooting in 30.7 minutes in three games during the NCAA Tournament... Reached double figures scoring 31 times, 20+ points 13 times and 30+ points twice, including a career-high 31 points on March 6, 2014 at Washington... Recorded 10+ rebounds three times, including a career-high 13 rebounds on Jan. 16, 2014 at Colorado... Recorded a career-high eight steals on Nov. 18, 2013 vs. Sacramento State... Posted three double-doubles... 2012-13 (Freshman): Averaged 15.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.21 steals on .447 shooting in 30.3 minutes in 33 games (27 starts) as a freshman... An Honorable Mention All-Pac 12 selection... Led the team in steals per game and ranked second in scoring... His scoring average ranked fifth all-time by a UCLA freshman... Led the conference in steals (73), steals per game and steal percentage (4.2)... Ranked eighth in the Pac-12 in scoring and field goal percentage, fifth in free throws made (129) and third in free throw percentage (.843)... Shot 16-of-16 from the free throw line on Nov. 13, 2012 vs. California-Irvine, one shy of UCLA’s single-game record for most free throws made without a miss (Reggie Miller, 17-of-17 on Jan. 16, 1986)... Broke the fifth metatarsal on his right foot on the final play of UCLA’s 66-64 win on March 15, 2013 vs. Arizona, forcing him to miss the team’s final two games... Scored in double figures 25 times and 20+ points 11 times.
Born July 8, 1994 in Atlanta... Full name is Jordan LaVell Adams... Son of Sabrina Johnson and John Adams... Stepmother is Heidi Adams... Has two sisters, Journey Johnson and Jayla Black... Has one stepsister, Lauren Crenshaw, and one stepbrother, Jordan Oglesby... Majored in sociology at UCLA... Two-year varsity basketball letter winner at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) after transferring from Central Gwinnett High School... Led Oak Hill Academy to a school-record 44-0 record and guided the program to its seventh FAB 50 national title as a senior (2011-12)... Served as team captain during his senior season and captured co-MVP honors at the end of the season... Averaged 19.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.5 steals as a senior... Finished his career as the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer... Competed for the Atlanta Celtics AAU team in the summer of 2011 alongside current Grizzlies teammate Jarnell Stokes and had a breakout performance against the Dream Vision, which featured UCLA teammate and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Shabazz Muhammad.