NBA Draft


Scouting Report

Adams initially pledged to return to UCLA for his junior season, but one week later he changed his mind and decided to enter the draft. That could wind up being a good choice. The shooting guard averaged 15.3 points as a freshman and 17.4 in his second season, establishing himself as one of the best players for a Bruins team that advanced to the Sweet 16. Adams is projected to be a late-first round selection, but its likely that his stock wouldn't have improved had he put up similar numbers next season at UCLA. By not risking injury with a return to school, Adams decided to cash in on his draft status this year rather than likely being in the same position next June. NBA teams already know what they'd be getting by selecting Adams, who dropped 21 pounds from his college weight to try and gain some quickness. He has a long wingspan and can power his way to the basket while also hitting from the perimeter, shooting 48.5 percent last season. Though he's solid inside the arc, he could use some improvement in his 3-point shooting. Adams' athleticism has been questioned, leading him to hit the weight room and shed some extra pounds. Though he's viewed as a smart defensive player, that lack of athleticism hindered his ability to keep fellow guards in front of him. With his size and weight loss, Adams should be selected in the mid-20s on draft night.


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