Adams Sets Up a Pair

Houston Gulf Shores point guard Jovan Adams narrows his recruiting focus and rewards a couple of teams by setting up official visits with them.

One of the University of Arkansas' top basketball prospects said Tuesday that he will making an official trek to Fayetteville on Sept. 3-5.

Jovan "Wink" Adams, a 6-1, 190-point guard from Houston Gulf Shores will likely take only two visits - to UNLV (Aug. 27-29) and to the frontrunning Razorbacks.

"That's my plan," said Adams, considered a top 100 prospect nationally entering the summer and expected to rise in post-summer rankings. "Arkansas is still solidly number one."

Adams, who also has scholarship offers from Boston College, Washington and Florida on the table, said he will be looking for two main things on his visits.

"I want the atmposphere to be something that I enjoy and won't mind being around for four years," Adams said. "I also want to be at a place that I feel comfortable with the players around me."

He's pretty sure that is what he is going to find in Fayetteville.

"I know some about it and they have told me a lot of things that have me excited about my visit," Adams said. "I just think it is a great programand I really like the coaches."

Adams, who averaged 34 points and 8 assists as a junior, blossomed this summer while making the switch from shooting guard to strictly a point guard for his Houston Elite AAU squad.

"I really feel good about the switch and how well I played this summer," Adams said. "I feel like I can lead a team, make the passes that need to be made, get the ball around to the right people and knock down shots."

Adams is paired both in high school and on his AAU team with Oklahoma State commit Gerald Green, a 6-8 small forward and consensus top 25 player who is ranked as the top player in the country by at least one national service.

Green loves to run the floor with Adams, who is best in an up-tempo game.

"He is the best point guard I have ever played with or played against or seen on the high school level," Green said earlier in the summer. "He can do it all. There are a lot of people who think he is just a shoot first guy, but it is not like that. He looks for the pass first and then fills it up if it's not there."


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