2009's Adams Finds His Fit

Chad Adams isn't going far from home. In the fall of 2009, the junior will enroll at a school right around the corner. Adams, a 6-foot-5 junior has a good supporting cast in Albuquerque and that's where he's staying.

The New Mexico Lobos have themselves a 2009 commitment.

Chad Adams, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Albuquerque (N.M.) Highland, committed to the Lobos after receiving interest from Marquette, Santa Clara and Fresno State.

"I went to go see their game," Adams said. "I had already made up my mind that I wanted to do it but I was waiting to let everyone know it. I knew I was going to do it but didn't let anyone else know.

"Coach Alford was excited. He wanted me to make sure. He was real cool about it. He was excited when I was in his office. "

Adams runs with the New Mexico Force and coach Ross Romero. "They offered him, I want to say, two or three months ago," Romero said. "I think he went to a game last night and loved the atmosphere and decided to make that commitment. He'll do real well there. He's got so much upside and potential that he'll do well."

Remaining close to his family was something important to Adams. Even if he only had one offer (he had many) and it provided him with a chance to be close to home, he would have been happen. However, as a junior, he had a plethora of opportunities and found New Mexico to be perfect for him.

"As far as I know they want me to be a swing man on the wing. They want me to work hard and be a big part of their team – produce points, help defensively. I have to be a good student and stay on top of everything too."

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