Edrice "Bam" Adebayo talks UK commitment and bright future

CHICAGO - Kentucky bound interior prospect Edrice Adebayo talks about the bright future in Lexington and what it means to be a McDonald's All-American.

There might not be a more powerful low post player in the class than Edrice Adebayo. The five-star headed to Kentucky is extremely explosive and loves to finish at the rim. Now at the McDonald’s All-American Game, Adebayo is hoping to show how far his game has come.

While getting to the McDonald’s Game was a huge goal for Adebayo individually, his senior season did finish on a bit of a sour note.

“We came up short in the state title game, but it was a great brotherhood we had,” said Adebayo. “We lost, but we came back in the gym together and we are all just getting together for the next level.”

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With that disappointment in the rear view, Adebayo is now focused on enjoying the McDonald’s experience and showing his entire game.

“This is a blessing,” said Adebayo. “I could never imagine being with this much talent and this many competitive kids. It is just so much fun. Visiting the Ronald McDonald House was a lot of fun. It has just been a great atmosphere.”

To this point in his basketball career Adebayo has basically dominated on the low block, but he plans on showing an expanded game when he gets to Lexington.

“I see myself as a stretch four,” noted Adebayo. “Coach Cal lets everybody eat so you can’t complain about his philosophy of basketball. Everybody gets to go. Everybody just gets to have fun.”

With such a talented class coming in along with Adebayo, he has big expectations for that will accomplish right away.

“My expectations are to win the national title,” explained Adebayo. “As a class we know we have to focus on being a brotherhood and having great chemistry and just working together to win a title.”

Even though there are high expectations, Adebayo says the whole crew headed to Lexington isn’t feeling any pressure.

“I don’t think we have pressure,” explained. “All freshmen have gotten to the title game before, so we just have to take it game by game and continue to improve.”


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