After just one season at Pittsburgh, 6-foot-11 center Steven Adams is headed to the 2013 NBA Draft . Adams came to Pittsburgh by way of Notre Dame Prep (MA), but he originally hails from New Zealand. Adams burst onto the scene after coming over to the United States and was even labeled as a top ten recruit coming out of the high school ranks. However, Adams didn’t necessarily have the dominate year that was expected of him, averaging only 7.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this past season.
Adams can be labeled as a project player at just 19 years old of age (will turn 20 in July). He has unteachable size, standing at 7-feet tall and weighing in at 250 lbs. Adams has all the makings of a banger in the NBA, but he will need to play more physical than he did this past year at Pittsburgh. Adams has the potential to be a double-double like performer in the NBA, but that’s obviously based off the fact that he blossoms as expected. Adams is a first round talent and could even hear his name called as early as the latter portion of the lottery.
Draft Projection: Mid-to-Late First Round
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