Post-Peach Means Offers For Adrien

Jeff Adrien officially blew up on July 14 when he and Jonathan Kale took it to the vaunted Team Texas frontline. Since returning home from the Peach Jam, Adrien has been a hot commodity.

It happens sometimes. A guy's recruitment will make a big jump based on one game or a series of games at an event. For Brewster Academy 5th year prep Jeff Adrien, his part in dismantling Team Texas earned him scholarships from across the country.

In the game, the 6-foot-6 Adrien took it right at guys like Durrell Arthur, Kevin Rogers and Bryan Davis. In short, with a handful of high-major big men prospects on the floor, it was Adrien who emerged as the better man that day. For his efforts, he began receiving scholarships from the highest level.

Adrien had a plan prior to the Peach Jam. ". I told myself that once I get back to BABC I've got to kill these kids," Adrien said. "I knew I could go out with my AAU team and just crush them. The only think I could do at Nike Camp was play defense. That's what I had to do."

Mission accomplished.

Since schools were allowed phone calls after the event, Adrien has received scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Villanova, Miami, Arizona and Connecticut. "Iowa State offered before July," Adrien said. "Boston College had called; schools were calling [in June] to check in and stuff like that." Penn State, Georgia and Providence also dialed up his digits.

Now, schools are calling begging him to come. When he was younger, he dreamed of going to programs like UConn, Kansas and North Carolina. The Jayhawks recently called him but the Huskies were his childhood favorite. Does this mean he takes their offer or is ready to commit?

"It doesn't mean I'm going to say yes right away because I still want to take my visits. There are still other good schools like Pittsburgh and Villanova too."

Whatever happens in the future, Adrien is in no hurry. "I'm just going to wait out and still think about a few things and maybe in August take a couple of visits and see what I like.

"I want to see a new city or whatever, I'm not sure if I want to stay in Boston. That's how I feel now but maybe it could change when I go up to Brewster for prep school."


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