Why didn’t fit at Kansas:
Marcus Adams Jr. explains his decision to leave Kansas basketball (throughthephog.com)
Why Adams left Gonzaga:
Dan Dickau on Marcus Adams Jr. leaving Gonzaga: ‘I don’t think it’s a big deal’ - Gonzaga Nation (si.com)
bottom line, GU was deep in talent at the wing and Adams was going to either red shirt or have to play behind proven talent.
1 He’s young, should be in his senior year
Who is Marcus Adams Jr., and how does he fit with BYU basketball? | KSL.com
2 He is the 2nd “one and done” type player BYU has ever signed (shawn bradley being the 1st)
3 Averaged 28 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 5 apg. in LA as a Jr. Can we talk???
I get the 28 ppg and the rebounds but 5 assists per game…without even watching him play, you know that we will fit well into Pope’s scheme. What is Pope’s scheme you ask? If you look at BYU’s profile, we are excellent in all categories except one…FTR. What is FTR you ask? It is the Rate at which you get to the Free Throw line. I will cover that in another thread but the simple answer is Pope’s scheme is to pass until you find the open guy and launch.
Did Khalifa fit in (as the best big man in America to pass the ball?)…like butta baby and so will Adams.
4 His attitude. Adams probably has maturity issues at Kansas and Gonzaga because he probably expected to make a splash and found that he was behind someone at those other schools, while at BYU, there is no solid forward to play behind at BYU. Their loss, our gain. so pamper him along with the goal of a solid contributor by the end of the Big 12 season
yeah, he will get Teed up, he has major attitude.
5 how will Adams impact BYU?
If he pans out, Adams will attract one and done talent to BYU because this kid has NBA written all over him. So he is great for recruiting
6 his dribble is off the charts good. notice that he often brings the ball up court, could be a point in the NBA.
7 He has the “moves like Jagger”. Adams and dribble through double coverage, he can bust through with his frame, he can shoot fade aways, 3s from jimmer range or finish above the rim
8 his swagger and attitude has me concerned, Does he think he is better then everyone else, will he be a big showboat, he gets Teed up a lot in HS games for taunting after a play, no good but then I don’ know?
The guys like him on the team so if the chemestry is there, he should really elevate BYU basketball.