If this artcle is foretelling the future, I think Steven Adams may be a Panther for more than one year. As some of you know, the NBA has him as a #5 pick in the Spring of 2013, but apparently Adams wants an NCAA championship ring and says the NBA can wait!
I like hearing that, but we'll have to see what really happens. Dixon will need to surrond this guy with a little more talent .... and I am not sure we have all the horses right now. Of course, we don't know exactly how good Adams is yet. All remains to be seen.....
The competition level Adams faced here in New Zealand was poor, simple as that. He hadn't really seen anyone with genuine size until he left the country, there simply was not enough bigs around for him to match up against. Hearing that he was heading to a quality program in Pitt was music to my ears, this kid comes from an impressive sporting pedigree, New Zealand wishes him well.
I'd definetely take his word when he says he ain't leaving. He's a humble kid, his double Olympic Champion Sister is seen as a goddess over here, not just due to her sporting achievements, but because she's one of the most trustworthy figures we have. If Adams is half as honest as his sister, he'll be a while away from the NBA.
When the time does come, I can finally stop hanging my hat on Sean Marks being our greatest basketball export. With all due to respect to him!