2007 Intro: Martavius Adams

With all of the big-time players in the state of Georgia in the Class of 2007, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. While that may have happened a little bit thus far with Martavius Adams, it won't last for long.

With all of the talent in Georgia in the Class of 2007, it's likely that plenty of guys will slip through the cracks.

One player that has been overlooked somewhat is Martavius Adams, a 6-foot-9, 235-pound junior big man out of Milledgeville Baldwin (Ga.).

Adams played with the Smyrna Stars for much of the spring and summer and his high school coach, Lenwood May, has noticed a dramatic improvement in his play of late.

``He's developed a tremendous amount in the last year or two," May said. "When he came in, he was heavy – but he's dropped about 50 pounds since the end of last season and he's much more agile now and has really brought his game to another level."

Adams, 17, is a guy who might just have the best set of hands in the state. He's a good rebounder and an adept shot-blocker, but he needs to work on being more aggressive on the offensive end.

Adams, who averaged 16 points and seven rebounds as a sophomore, said he doesn't have any scholarship offers just yet, but that's bound to change – soon.

He and May both mentioned that the top three schools are Georgia, Clemson and Florida State – although they differ on which school occupies the top spot.

``He's been very impressed with all three schools, but right now if I had to say who is the leader, I'd probably say it's Clemson," May said.

``I've been to Georgia a couple of times and I went to Clemson last year," Adams said. "Georgia is the leader right now. They've really shown me how much they want me to come there."


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