"I chose UCLA because of their tradition and history," Adams told Scout.com. "I think it's a good fit for me."
Hailing from Mouth of Wilson (Virg.) Oak Hill Academy, Adams is one of the more skilled wings in the class. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Adams is a small forward who gets to the rim and hits shots from deep.
Both Memphis and UCLA had an obvious connection with Adams. Memphis has a commitment from his friend and AAU teammate Damien Wilson, and UCLA just hired assistant coach Korey McCray who had previous worked with Adams as a member of the Atlanta Celtics.
After thinking things over, Adams made a commitment to the Bruins during a press conference. In the end his relationship with McCray and comfort with the West Coast power was too much for Memphis to overcome.
"He impacted me a lot because he was my trainer," Adams said. "He helped me with everything. Nobody would be recruiting me if it weren't for him."
Currently Adams is ranked as the No. 54 player overall and the No. 11 small forward. He is coming off of a solid showing at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp.
Adams told Scout.com that his final four schools were UCLA, Miami, Georgia and Memphis. Adams is also close, as is McCray, with William Goodwin, the 6-8 power forward from Decatur (Georgia) Southwest Dekalb, the 12th-ranked player in the nation.