Adams directs focus to classroom

Andre Adams has high major schools interested, but he's more focused on getting his academics in order.

Andre Adams is one of the top available 2014 prospects, but the 6-foot-9 power forward out of Avondale (Ariz.) Westview standout is more focused on his grades than picking a college.

According to Kenny Mullins, who coaches Adams on Arizona Magic Elite, Adams didn't focus on his grades early in his high school career. Now with scholarships on the line, Adams has made a concentrated effort in the classroom.

"He's having a real good season," Mullins told "His grades are a really good. He's probably averaging 13 to 15 a game and 12 rebounds and three or four blocks."

Mullins said Adams recorded a 3.2 GPA during the first semester of his senior year.

During his junior season, Adams began to pick up scholarship offers from high majors, but those schools were scared off by his grades. Now that Adams is back on track, Mullins said those schools are coming around again.

"The big schools are dipping their toe in the water again," Mullins said.

"Some of these big schools that were really interested in Andre a year ago, when he had those offers and they found out about this grades, all those schools are starting to call again," he added.

Arizona State, Indiana, Miami, Florida State, USC, UNLV and Cal-State Northridge are the schools involved. None have offered. According to Mullins, they are waiting for Adams to get his test score in.

"He has zero offers," he said. "No one will offer until they know for sure he's going to qualify."

At this stage, Adams has put visits on hold.

"He doesn't need to do visits right now," Mullins added. "We already know he's going to get looked at in the spring. It's all about grades right now. We are doing individuals one day a week and everything else is tutors."

On the court, Adams is mobile, contests shots and is a good rebounder. He is currently regarded as a three-star prospect.

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