LMU lands two

Two talented local prospects committed to LMU on Saturday. They talk to Scout.com about their commitments.

LMU had a big Saturday, as the Lions picked up two local commitments in 6-foot-5, 185-pound 2012 Los Angeles Windward small forward Nick Stover and 6-foot-6, 180-pound 2012 Los Angeles Fairfax power forward Taj Adams.

Stover, whose brother Anthony is a sophomore at UCLA, is one of the better scorers in Southern California and a player who has made significant strides in his game over the past year.

Adams is a face-up four with a unique skill set and the appearance that he could still be growing. He's a very good passer, can put the ball on the ground and score from midrange and in.

Both players felt that LMU has the full package.

"The school was amazing, the campus had a great feel, the coaching staff was amazing, the players were great guys to be around and great people to be with," Stover said. "I just felt a connection as soon as I stepped on campus."

"I feel like LMU is the school for me," added Adams. "They have great academics, the coaching staff is cool and the campus is beautiful. I fit in pretty well with the team."

Stover credited the LMU coaching staff as a big reason he opted to go with the Lions.

"Coach (Max) Good is a great coach," Stover said. "He's not going to blow smoke, he's going to let you know what he thinks, which I like. Myke Scholl I know is a really good coach and he knows what he's doing.

"I love Jason (Levy) and I have a good relationship with Chris Farr as well. I love how the practices are intense and the coaches always have the players going hard. The practices are going to be fast paced and the players are going to get better no matter what. "

The goal for LMU's new commits is to help the Lions win the WCC and advance in the NCAA tournament.

"I just want to win a conference championship and go as far as possible," Stover said. "I want to help get LMU back on the map. I want it to be like the old days at LMU."

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