2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jordan Adams



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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Jordan Adams


Position: Shooting Guard

Size: 6-5, 210

School: UCLA, Sophomore


Strengths:
  • Scoring ability
  • Physical driver
  • Aggressive attacking the tin
  • Great scorer around the basket
  • Body control in the lane
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Three-point range
  • Moves well off the ball
  • Free-throw shooter
  • Length
  • Active defender in passing lanes
  • Solid rebounder




  • Weaknesses:
  • Shot selection
  • Lacks ideal NBA athleticism
  • Explosiveness at the rim
  • Breaking down defenders in isolation situations
  • Measured smaller than expected at combine, 6-4.75 in shoes


  • Summary: After originally announcing he would return to UCLA for his sophomore season, Adams changed his mind and ended up declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. He is a pure scorer who can put the ball in the basket from most areas on the floor, but he lacks the ideal athleticism of most NBA shooting guards. As a result, Adams is a borderline first-round pick who probably ends up slipping into the second round.

    Player Comparison: Jodie Meeks. Meeks is a bit of an undersized NBA shooting guard who is a solid, but not great, athlete like Adams. What both guys can do is score the basketball in a variety of ways. That is how Meeks has been effective in the league and what Adams needs to hang his hat on as well.







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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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