Steve Adams future NBA Star
Steve absolutely tore up the competition at the Adidas Nations Basketball Tournament in LA over the past few days.
He averaged 22 and 16.8ppg playing for Team Asia.
He had a 37 point and 14 rebound performance against USA.
Aran Smith of nbadraft.net considers Steve to be the Number 1 International Prospect.
'If NBA scouts had been allowed to be in attendance this week at adidas Nations, the buzz around this kid would be out of control right now,'Smith wrote.
'Adams has become the No 1 international prospect out there and will be the top centre prospect in college the minute he steps on the court at Pittsburgh.
'The interesting thing is that he's actually eligible to declare for the 2012 draft. Had NBA scouts been able to be here to see him, there's an excellent chance he could have been a top-10 pick in the 2012 draft.
'As it is, he could probably crack the top 20 and possibly the lottery just by working out for teams and through videos ... (but) in reality, he will benefit greatly by playing a year or two of college ball and developing his skills before jumping to the league.
Amazing that we can produce a star like this!
I mean the systems/basketball structure in NZ isn't very good and competition isn't exactly strong.
Some other scouts said the following on Adams:
"Pro,pro,pro" -College coach told CBSSports
DraftExpress.com's Jonathan Givony, who was also in attendance, added that while Adams' 'all-around offensive game and fundamentals' needed some work, he is a rare physical specimen 'who will contribute immediately and is a huge steal for Pitt and very likely a future NBA player'.