Juco All-American Looking at Several

First-team NJCAA All-American Danielle Adams, the runner-up in the NJCAA 2008 Player-Of-The-Year balloting, has numerous schools on her recruiting radar screen.

Danielle Adams

"Basically, everybody is recruiting her - Texas A&M, Texas, Louisville, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, LSU ... those are some of the top teams right now," said Jefferson College assistant women's basketball coach Wanika Owsley of the 6-2 Adams.

And there's a reason, or should I say many reasons, why so many colleges are trying to get Adams to sign on the dotted line.

"She's the best player that I have ever coached and the best that I have seen in a long time," said Owsley. "She can shoot the three, she can take it in the post and get it to the bucket. And she can pass the ball. That's why I think she's special."

Her stats and honors confirm what her coach said.

"She led the nation in scoring (28.5 ppg) and was third in rebounding (14.1 rpg)," said Owsley. "And she was runner-up Player-of-the-Year and first-team All-American."

With her skill level and athleticism, the sky's the limit for Adams.

"She has the opportunity to go to the league when she's finished college," said Owsley.

Although Adams isn't ready to name favorites, she does have an idea as to what she's looking for in a college.

"I'm looking for a good coaching staff, good teammates, and a program that is on the rise," said Danielle Adams, who was ranked the 43rd best player and 17th best forward in the nation by Scout.com her senior year in high school.

Will Mississippi State, which signed three NJCAA All-American selections this past year, match those requirements? Stay tuned to Scout.com to find out.


Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.


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