Adams Still Winking at Arkansas

Houston Gulf Shores point guard Jovan Adams tries to set the record straight on his recruitment and where he might play his college basketball.

Despite a recent report that he committed to Oklahoma, Javon Adams swears he still has the University of Arkansas at the top of a very short list.

That's what the 6-1, 190-pound point guard from Houston Gulf Shores, rated as the 11th-best point guard and 66th-best overall prospect nationally by The Insiders, said Thursday night when contacted at his home.

"That Oklahoma thing was a misunderstanding and my coach has got that all worked out now," Adams said. "I am not committed to anyone and I still have the same leader. That's Arkansas. They are ahead of Oklahoma."

Adams, who averaged 34 points and 8 assists per game last season for a 39-2 team that also features 6-8 standout Gerald Green, will begin his official visits this weekend with a trek to UNLV and then head to Arkansas.

A top 20 player and the second-best point guard in the country according to one recruiting service, Adams had also been considering Washington and Arizona State, where he was originally scheduled to visit Sept. 10-12.

"I'm headed back out there to Las Vegas this weekend and I will come to Arkansas on Sept. 3 and then have a visit set right now for Oklahoma on Sept. 18," Adams said. "I have decided that not going to take any visits on the weekend of Sept. 11 because I am playing in a tournament."

Adams, who starred for Houston Elite at the Reebok Big Time tournament in Las Vegas at the end of July, has insisted before that he might commit to the Razorbacks after his visit.

"I really like Arkansas and it has a lot of things that I am looking for like great coaches and I hear it has great facilities and great people there," Adams said. "I am looking forward to checking it out and then making my decision."

An unofficial visit to Oklahoma went better than expected and he will thus have visited his three finalists by the end of the Arkansas visit.

"It was not what I expected," Adams said. "It was very nice and gave me something to think about when I really just thought it would be nothing. But like I said Arkansas is still up and I can't wait to get there and see it all."

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