2005 Focus: Jovan Adams

Jovan Adams wasn't sure about making the move from Worthing High to Gulf Shores, but it didn't take the 6-foot junior guard long to figure out it was the right decision.

When Jovan Adams was at Worthing High (Texas), not a single D-1 school took a look. Now, after one season at Gulf Shores, the 6-foot, 190-pound junior guard is getting plenty of attention.

Adams put up 21 points per game as a junior at Gulf Shores while playing primarily the two-guard and has earned a couple comparisons, with the way he plays, to another Houston-area standout: Steve Francis.

Adams pushes the ball up the court quickly, is a tenacious defender and gets to the basket with ease, but he is making a major transition this spring and summer with Rick Nelson's Houston Elite program.

The 3.5 student is making the switch to the point.

``I'm just now getting into it," Adams said. "I'm seeing the floor more and adjusting to playing the point."

Adams, who will travel down to North Carolina this weekend for the Tournament of Champions and will also play in the NBA and ABCD Camps, has three clear leaders at this point: Oklahoma State, Arkansas and Boston College.

``I've talked to Oklahoma State and watched John Lucas play," Adams said about the Cowboys. "I love watching him and work out with him sometimes. With Arkansas, the first thing they talked to me about is academics. That's exactly what I wanted to hear. With Boston College, they base their game around a point guard and get up and down the floor."

Besides his elite trio, Illinois, Oklahoma, UConn, Florida and DePaul have also expressed interest in Adams.


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