By: Julius Kim
Class of 2018 guard Brendan Adams is down to eight schools: Minnesota, St. Joseph’s, George Mason, Georgia, Rhode Island, UMass, Wyoming, and Princeton. The Team Melo product discusses how the programs made his final list and what he likes about each school.
Minnesota: “Minnesota has been on the sideline at almost every game this summer. They've been there through the good and the bad games and I appreciate that. Also, they are in the very competitive Big 10 and I have a good relationship with the coaches.”
St. Joe’s: "Coach (Phil) Martelli has been there from the very beginning. They are usually very competitive, if not winning the A10. I've already been on a visit to (St.) Joe’s as well and I loved the campus and fit.”
George Mason: “Mason has been around for a while now too. Also they are in the A10, which is a conference that I am very familiar with and I have a good connection with the coaches.”
Georgia: “UGA recently came into my recruitment but they came in recruiting me heavy and I appreciate the love I'm getting from the coaches even after an up and down July.”
Rhode Island: “Rhode Island has made a very deep run in march last year and almost beat Oregon. I remember watching that game. With Rhode Island I have a very good relationship with coach (Dan) Hurley and coach (David) Cox. I also just like the way that they carry themselves as a program.”
UMass: “UMass made it because I'm really familiar with the A10 and they recently got a new coaching staff. The new assistant coach, (Cliff) Warren, has been recruiting me since he was at Maryland and I have a good relationship with him. I'm starting to develop a good relationship with all the coaches in that program and I can see them winning a lot in the future.”
Wyoming: “Wyoming has been recruiting me for a long time as well and they are an up and coming program and they are recruiting a lot of pieces to make themselves really good in the future.”
Princeton: “Princeton has been around recruiting me since the end of the high school season. I like the balance they have academically and athletically. It's also a Ivy League school but it has a little bit of grit because of its location.”
The 6-foot-4 guard has not stated anything about official visits for the future.