For a while now, Kevin Ollie and his staff have been locked in on class 2015 point guard Jalen Adams.
Monday morning, the No. 26 player in the Rivals150 rewarded Connecticut staff for their dedication to building a relationship by making a verbal commitment.
"It feels great," Adams told Rivals.com. "It is definitely a relief to get this over with.
"Just going up there with my whole family I felt at home. I felt the whole coaching staff had my best at heart."
A 6-foot-1 point guard from Roxbury,Mass. who plays his high school ball at Ashburnham (Mass.) Cushing Academy, is from the same town that produced Shabazz Napier. Napier and Adams are of similar size and both play a fearless brand of basketball so the comparisons are inevitable. It's also a comparison that Adams welcomes even though he knows he has a lot of work to achieve the level of success that Napier did at UConn.
"It's definitely a great comparison," said Adams. "He led them to two championships and I hope to do the same. There are lots of things he does and has that I want to put into my game such as a becoming a leader."
With his recruitment out of the way, Adams is looking forward to focusing on his senior season of high school and preparing himself for hitting the floor in Storrs.
"I'm definitely ready to dribble drive and kick to the open wings," said Adams. "I think I need to improve my jumper and get a little deeper range."
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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