Jovan Adams, arguably the top point guard prospect in Texas, has decided to play his college ball at the University of Oklahoma. Adams is attending Houston Gulf Shores Academy.
OUInsider.com spoke with Adams Monday morning, after he returned from an unofficial weekend in Norman.
"I loved my visit, I had a fantastic time and everything was very nice and exactly what I'm looking for in a college. The town, the campus, the facilities - I just loved everything about it."
"I told the coaches that I would wait until my official visit on September 18th to commit."
So would you say that at this time you are a 'soft' commitment to OU?
"All I know is that I want to commit on my official visit. That's how I've always wanted to do it, but I'm coming to Oklahoma, and that's for sure."
Adams has visits scheduled at Arkansas and UNLV before the 18th and he is unsure whether he'll still take those visits.
Adams averaged 34 points and eight assists last year for GSA, but it was his work with Houston Elite this summer that has people paying attention. TheInsiders' Dave Telep had this to say about Jovan's play during the semifinal game of the Showtime National Championships in Suwanee, Ga. earlier this summer, a tournament Houston Elite would eventually lose in the final game:
"The Houstonian likes to play fast and that's exactly the way he had his boys going en route to 24 points on 8-for-16 from the field. He competed and in turn raised his team's level of play and that's why they'll play for the championship."
Although an excellent ball handler, Adams shoots particularly well from medium range.
"At school I'm a shooting guard, but now my prominent position is point guard," Adams told TheInsiders last week. "I'm an all-around player. I like defense and offense. I try to get everyone involved, make other people better."
Jovan said that he patterns his game after former Connecticut guard Ben Gordon.
Adams was considered Arkansas' top basketball prospect. Washington, UNLV, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Arizona State, OSU, Boston College and Florida all offered Adams a full ride, and he chose Oklahoma over semi finalists Arkansas, ASU and UNLV.
Former UH head coach, and new OU assistant Ray McCallum is recruiting Adams.
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