UCLA assistant coach Korey McCray was brought from the Atlanta Celtics AAU program to UCLA because of his ties to plenty of top prospects in the Georgia area.
His first test was Jordan Adams, a 6-foot-5 wing from Oak Hill Academy (Va.) who runs with the Celtics on the travel circuit.
On Monday evening, Adams announced his commitment live on CourtCred.com.
“I’m taking my talents to the West coast,” Adams said before putting on a UCLA hat.
Adams chose the Bruins over Memphis, Georgia, Miami (Fl.), Alabama and others.
“I didn’t think I would fit well there,” Adams said of Memphis.
Adams is a power guard whose strength and scoring ability makes him difficult to guard for opposing wings. He doesn’t shy away from contact around the basket and can also knock down perimeter shots.
Adams is UCLA’s first commitment in the class of 2012. The Bruins are also in good shape for Shabazz Muhammad, L.J. Rose, Kyle Anderson and potentially Shaq Goodwin, among others.
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