Jordan Adams ready to commit

Jordan Adams hasn't committed to the Tennessee Basketball Vols yet ... but he's on the verge of doing so.

"I haven't committed," Jordan Adams told InsideTennessee.com earlier tonight. "I haven't been offered yet. As soon as I get the offer I'll commit."

Adams, a 6-5, 215-pound shooting guard for the Class of 2012, was considering Tennessee, Georgia and Syracuse until this weekend. After visiting UT's campus, however, he's ready to pull the trigger as soon as the Vols extend an offer.

"I just got back from their Elite Camp," he said. "It was really good. I liked the camp and the facility."

He also liked Bruce Pearl, the Vols' dynamic coach.

"I think he's a good guy, a good coach," Adams said. "I like being around him."

With the Vols coming off their first NCAA Elite Eight appearance in program history, Adams figures this is a good time to getting on board the Big Orange Express.

"I think they're headed in a good direction," he said. "They've got a good coaching staff and they're bringing in good players."

Pearl's first three UT teams relied heavily on fullcourt defense and transition offense. The past two teams have played a more deliberate pace but it appears the head man is looking to return to a faster tempo in the seasons to come. That would suit Jordan Adams just fine.

"I like to run," he said.

He also likes to play fullcourt defense, something he does quite well.

"I'm a good on-ball defender," he said. "I get a lot of loose-ball steals."

Although he's versatile enough to play the 3 (small forward) or the 2 (shooting guard), Adams prefers the latter.

"I'm a shooter and I like to defend, do the little things like rebound and get steals," he said. "I see myself as a 2 because I can shoot and defend."

Adams attended Central Gwinnett High in Lawrenceville, Ga., as a sophomore but will be attending Oak Hill Academy in Virginia this coming school year.

"I'm going to Oak Hill to focus on my grades," he said, "and face better competition year-round."


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