The UCLA Bruins are looking for a huge recruiting class in 2012, and things got started off on the right path with their first commitment. In a tough recruiting battle, UCLA was able to secure the pledge of four-star wing Jordan Adams.
"I chose UCLA because of their tradition and history," Adams told Scout.com. "I think it's a good fit for me."
Hailing from Mouth of Wilson (VA) Oak Hill Academy, Adams is one of the more skilled wings in the class. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Adams is a small forward who gets to the rim and hits shots from deep.
Adams had offers from UCLA, Memphis, Georgia, Miami, Georgetown, Tennessee, Florida State and others. However at the end of the day his choice came down the Bruins and the Memphis Tigers.
Both Memphis and UCLA had an obvious connection with Adams. Memphis has a commitment from his friend and AAU teammate Damien Wilson, and UCLA just hired assistant coach Korey McCray who had previous worked with Adams as a member of the Atlanta Celtics.
After thinking things over, Adams made a commitment to the Bruins during a press conference. In the end his relationship with McCray and comfort with the West Coast power was too much for Memphis to overcome.
"He impacted me a lot because he was my trainer," Adams said. "He helped me with everything. Nobody would be recruiting me if it weren't for him."
Currently Adams is ranked as the No. 54 player overall and the No. 11 small forward. He is coming off of a solid showing at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.
Adams told Scout.com that his final four schools were UCLA, Miami, Georgia and Memphis.