Chris Adams, an offensively skilled 6-10, 230 pound power forward/center from the City College of San Francisco in San Francisco, Calif., committed to UNLV, according to head coach Patrick Springer.
Adams was one of the top freshmen big men that Rivalshoops.com caught in action last winter. He was scintillating in the championship game of the 2001 San Jose Basketball Classic, scoring 19 of his 21 points in the second half to lead CCSF to a 95-93 victory over the host Jaguars.
However, academic issues sidelined him during the second half of the regular season, and without Adams in the lineup, the 34-2 Rams were bounced from the California State JUCO playoffs.
Adams will be eligible to play this season at CCSF, although Coach Springer admits his star big man could be tight on graduating.
Last season, he appeared in 19 games for the Rams, averaging 13.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Most impressively, he converted on nearly 67 percent of his field goal attempts (102/153) last season.