UCLA Guard Jordan Adams Will Reportedly Return to Bruins For Sophomore Season

By Paul Seaver
Kyle Terada-USA Today Sports

According to a report from SNY.tv‘s Adam Zagoria, UCLA freshman guard Jordan Adams will remain at the university and return for his sophomore season.

Adams was the team’s second leading scorer this past season, averaging 15.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Adams broke his foot in the Pac-12 Tournament however, and is facing an off-season of recovery.

Fellow UCLA freshman Tony Parker on the other hand, reportedly has no set decision at this time. Both Parker and Adams were part of a heralded recruiting class that faced a number of eligibility issues prior to the start of the 2012-13. Shabazz Muhammad is headed to the NBA, while Kyle Anderson however, has been rumored to be returning to Westwood.

All of this information aside, the decision by Adams is not only a good one for his own individual career, but also for the Bruins and newly appointed head coach Steve Alford. Adams has a chance to be the best player on the Bruins’ roster in the coming years and given the fact that he is facing a recovery period from his injured foot, his choice to stay at UCLA is just one less stress that he will have to deal with.

Zagoria also tweeted out Thursday morning that UCLA will retain Korey McCary, but not as an assistant coach. McCray, who recruited both Adams and Parker to UCLA, will remain at the university with an administrative role.


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