Mar 26, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Jordan Adams addresses the media after practice for the south regional of the 2014 NCAA Mens Basketball Championship at FedEx Forum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Adams Flips Decision, Declares For NBA Draft

The UCLA basketball team took hit today as it came out that sophomore Jordan Adams will declare for the NBA Draft. It was only nine days ago when the Bruin’s leading scorer from last season had made it know that he would in fact be returning to UCLA after “testing the waters”.

NBA writer Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports was the first to break the news via Twitter.


With Adams leaving for the NBA, that officially makes five players that UCLA will be losing for next season including Kyle Anderson, Zach LaVine, David Wear and Travis Wear. Jordan Adams would have been an integral part of the 2014-15 Bruin basketball team, having a chance to return them to the NCAA Tournament. Now UCLA must scramble to fill the void of the team’s leader in points and steals. It is also unknown whether Norman Powell will return as he also submitted paperwork to analyze his position in the upcoming NBA Draft.

Either way, Adams will be missed.

Mike W.R.

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  • Jeff Lebow

    If Jordan Adams can flip his decision, so can I. So much for Adams becoming a great Bruin. I wish him luck in the NBA or wherever he ends up playing ball. Too bad he is giving up on his college experience beyond the court.

    • OCBruin78

      This is a mistake and simply a “buyers remorse” on his part….. the agent, who was originally involved was upset that Jordan decided to stay in school. It made him look bad and cost him A LOT of $$$$ as he was pushing Jordan to turn pro. This was a surprise to all of us including those close to the program. My guess is that he changed his mind after the Twins decided to stay at Kentucky.

  • RoycePowell

    There certainly isn’t a conflict of interest when it comes to agents giving advice to players regarding a move into the NBA draft….they want them to enter the draft, get paid so they can get paid. It seems that almost every kid thinks they are ready for the NBA….some just keep transferring schools to position themselves at a shot: see Matt Carlino who is transferring to Marquette…if Matt can get a 5th year of eligibility then he can play for 5 schools…Anyway, really disappointed that Jordan is leaving but good luck and success to him at the next level. Zach LaVine should have stayed but I’ve heard a unsubstantiated rumour that maybe he may not have been able to stay…