Adams To The ACC

Fast-rising senior wing Garrius Adams is off the board. One ACC program locked up a big riser from the summer.

Every now and then a good one from the state of North Carolina makes his way past the border patrol. On Monday, four-star wing Garrius Adams of Apex (N.C.) Middle Creek, selected the Miami Hurricanes after strongly considering South Carolina and holding offers from Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, East Carolina and North Carolina State.

"I can't imagine a player working as hard as he did to reach his dream," Middle Creek coach David Kushner told "Because he worked so hard he reached it and he's going to have a really good career. It's been a tough process but I'm glad that he was able to take his time through the process and I think ultimately make a great choice."

The Hurricanes and Gamecocks fought this one down to the wire for the second team all-state player. Adams, the District 5 player of the year, averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds as a junior.

"All the coaches were all great, every single one of them that recruited me," Adams said. "I had a special relationship with the players at Miami. They cared for me, they were keeping in contact and I felt there was a big-brother type feel when I was there."

During the mid-summer, Adams began to hit his stride. He received mid-level interest his entire high school career but cranked it up a notch in late June and July.

In picking the Hurricanes and heading out of state he's got a chance to join P.J. Tucker and Anthony Morrow as some of the success stories that signed outside the "Big Four" in from the state of North Carolina.

Miami's recruiting class now includes Adams and Top 100 big man Donnavan Kirk.

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