Deacs Eyeing '09 Scorer

Jeremy Adams, a 6'5, 215 pound shooting guard for Madison Central High School, has seen his recruitment explode. The talented scorer opted not to sign during the early signing period. That decision is now paying off. DeaconSports spoke with Adams about his senior season and his interest in the Demon Deacons.

Every year, talented players seem to fall through the cracks during the early signing period. Big time players like Patrick Beverly and Russell Westbrook found their place after having big senior seasons.

A name that has surfaced this year is Jeremy Adams from Madison, Mississippi. Adams is leading the state in scoring and has had three games this season in which he has scored 40 or more. Adams put up 43 against Noxubee County High School which features 4-star shooting guard prospect Shaunessy Smith.

"The season has not gone as I expected," said Adams. "We lost our starting point guard before the season started so I had to step up. I knew I had the ability to put up good numbers and help carry my team which is what I have tried to do. I'm averaging 27 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals per game so far."

Adams is at a loss for why it has taken so long for schools to notice his skills. "I'm not sure why I flew under the radar," he said. "I think part of it is because I have not played in many high profile tournaments."

Adams has also played on multiple AAU teams in the past summers which may have also hurt his recruitment.

These days, Adams is no longer flying under the radar. Multiple Division I schools have stepped up and offered and many more are showing interest. "Right now I have offers from [Southern Miss], Mercer, South Florida, and Houston. Marquette had an assistant watch me recently and he was taking my film back to the head coach. He said they plan on offering as well very soon. I also have heavy interest from Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Wake Forest. So many schools are contacting me it is hard to keep up. Just today Missouri, Nebraska, and Florida State called."

When asked about Wake, Adams responded, "I am very interested in Wake. I just talked to Coach Kelsey last Friday. He told me to make sure and watch their game against UNC which I did. He also said they are looking forward to watching me in person next Monday."

To go with his talents on the court, Adams is also a great student and a full qualifier. Adams will have plenty of options before his season is over and will make some D1 coach very happy.

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