UCLA Basketball Player Previews: Jordan Adams


Adams is transitioning from one basketball powerhouse to another, he comes from Oak Hill Academy, a school that has produced players like Carmelo Anthony and Rajon Rondo.

Jordan Adams is a 4-star small forward who measures in at 6’5 215 pounds, however, it is important to note he’s lost 13 pounds since arriving in Westwood.

Adams is a strong wing that has a knack for scoring. He can attack the rim on the break where he is strong enough to score through contact or draw the foul with excellent body control. He is the best pure shooter on the team, and will be one of the Bruins few threats from the 3-point line.

Jordan Adams went head to head with Shabazz in the Adidas Super 64 tournament and led all scorers with 39 points.

Jordan Adams still has a long way to go defensively, yet it is very encouraging to see he’s committed and dedicated in becoming a better defensive player.

The weight Adams has dropped thus far shows his commitment to his teammates and the program. Adams has the potential to be very good defensively under Ben Howland, and being in shape will only help his case.

What to expect: This could have been a year Jordan Adams could take to adjust to the college game with little playing time, but with Tyler Lamb due to be out a few weeks after knee surgery and the impending investigation into Shabazz Muhammad, Adams will be thrown into the fire.

Jordan Adams will rely on his strengths and he’ll gain some much needed experience early that will help the Bruins in March. UCLA fans will be very pleased with Adams outside shooting ability, he is easily the best shooter the Bruins have had since Michael Roll and I expect a solid freshman campaign for him.