Adams ready for bigger stage

One of the more intriguing under-recruited 2012 prospects in Southern California is Taj Adams. He talks to Scout.com about his recruitment and the two main schools he's hearing from.

After a junior season in which he averaged 17.3 points for West Adams Prep, 6-foot-6, 180-pound 2012 face-up four Taj Adams has made the transfer to Los Angeles Fairfax, where he'll compete for one of the top high school basketball programs in Southern California.

A young looking kid with a skinny frame, Adams says he's grown two inches in the year. With the possibility of his continued growth combined with an impressive ability to handle the ball and pass, there is some definite upside to Adams.

The forward is working hard for his senior season.

"Right now I just need to work on my jump shot and strength," Adams said. "Everything else will take care of itself. I think I'm getting stronger mentally; I'm tougher and more physical. Once I get the little things better, I'll be good."

Adams has been hearing from USC and Nevada, two programs he's fond of.

"USC has a great program," Adams said. "My grandma wants me close and that's close enough. Nevada is good too. They have a good program academically."

There's no rush for Adams to make a decision, as he still wants to go through the process.

"I can't really put a time on it," he said. "I'm just keeping my options open. I'll probably make a decision with my grandmother at the end of the season."

A school that is strong academically will be a priority for Adams.

"I'm looking for academics because on top of basketball I want to get a good education," Adams said. "Also a good program; an open, caring program."

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