Jovan Adams Looking North?

Jovan Adams is a 6-0, 190-pound point guard from Houston (Tex.) Gulf Shores Academy, and after this summer's AAU circuit has become one of the hotter PG prospects going into this fall. Washington is in search for someone to help compliment Florida transfer Ryan Appleby in 2005, and UW Head Coach Lorenzo Romar is doing his best to show Jovan some love in the hopes he can get the quick Texan to head north to play hoops.

"At school I'm a shooting guard, but now my prominent position is point guard," Adams told Tuesday afternoon. "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 averaged 34 points and 8 assists last year for GSA, but it's his work with Houston Elite this summer that has people paying attention.'s Dave Telep had this to say about Jovan's play during the semifinal game of the Showtime National Championships in Suwanee, Georgia 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."

"In the beginning we were a little shaky, but we started coming together and winning games," Adams said, giving his own take on the summer, also adding that he feels like his defense has really improved.

Washington, UNLV, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Boston College and Florida have all offered Adams a full ride, and he's already set up one official visit. "I haven't taken any visits, but I plan on visiting Washington September 3rd," he said. "I don't know anything about Washington, but I plan on learning as much as I can about them."

Jovan does not have any other visits set up at this time and isn't sure what other schools he will visit.

Romar is the point man for UW recruiting Jovan. "I saw their point guard play against UAB and I like how they play up and down," Adams said. "Coach (Romar) was telling me that when their point guard leaves I could come in and fill his shoes."

Adams said that he has no leaders at this point, but also admitted that if he had to choose today, Washington would be hard to beat.

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