Atlanta’s Jordan Adams Commits To UCLA
Words. Aron Phillips
When you go to high school at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) and play your AAU ball for the Atlanta Celtics, you could say you put yourself in the position to be very successful. And that’s exactly what Class of 2012 standout Jordan Adams did. So with Memphis, Georgia, Miami, UCLA, Georgetown, and Tennessee all in the mix, the 6-5, 215-pound wing from the ATL chose his next home: He’s headed to Westwood.
Although Adams said earlier this month that the Bruins didn’t have an edge – despite Coach Ben Howland‘s recent hiring of his AAU coach, Korey McCray, as an assistant – in the end the opportunity was too enticing to pass up.
“It was a big factor,” Adams told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’ve been playing for Coach McCray since I was 12 or 13 years old. I used to always work out with him. He helped me get to where I am now as a basketball player. If it wasn’t for [McCray], I wouldn’t be this good and none of these college coaches would be recruiting me.”
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