Since we last spoke with Shelby Adams, he's picked up more attention on the recruiting trail. He's added two more offers, as now Northern Colorado and Lipscomb have also offered, adding to his previous offers from Texas State and Sam Houston State.
Adams' play is a big part why the Rockets are off to an 8-2 start, and are primed for another district championship, and hopefully a deep run in the playoffs. Judson Head Coach Mike Wacker has been very vocal with Adams and has called his number plenty on the young season.
"He wants me to attack. If I feel like I can take somebody I'll let him know. If he feels I can take somebody he'll let me know. That game against Warren I was really feeling it. He was just like, Shelby, get it," said Adams.
As for recruiting he's been able to put a little more perspective on it and what it means overall to his future.
"Recruiting is cool, I'm getting to play basketball and it's not going to stop in high school. I could play four more years and at the same time get an education. I have the chance to keep playing the sport that I love," said Adams.
Assistant Coach Jim Shaw is the San Antonio area recruiter, but for Adams, Head Coach Danny Kaspar has also been heavily involved and he was able to speak with the Texas State head man.
"Coach Kaspar and I were talking about when I take the SAT. We've been talking about that, he really wants me to take it," said Adams.
Shelby did cut his visit a bit short as the Rockets have their own games to play, but he did like the action at Strahan on Wednesday evening.
"What stood out to me was how well they played on offense and moved the ball. I like a big crowd, a crowd that supports the team and Texas State definitely had that."
The 6'3" 184lb two guard has seen an increase in his role as being one of the leaders of the Judson team. He uses his athleticism very well on both sides of the floor. He is difficult to stop and can hurt you by slashing and penetrating to the hoop, or backing off and relying on an accurate mid range game. His range will stretch out to the 3-point line.
On defense, he can impact a game by playing lock down "D". His quickness allows him to be in good position to cut off a drive and stay in front of his man. He has good length and takes good angles to be disruptive in the passing game. AlamoCityHoops.com has Adams rated as the #4 prospect in all of Greater San Antonio for the 2017 class.
For the time being, he's turning his full attention to bringing home a State Championship for "Rocket Pride", so don't expect any other visits in the interim. Once the season is over, his attention and traveling is sure to pick up.