Prospect Intro: Kendric Adams (2022)

Grassroots
Kentucky

Posted On: 09/25/18 1:21 PM

The 2022 class just started high school last month but Kendric Adams is a name already relatively well known in far Western Kentucky. Adams averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds for Trigg as an 8th grader last year, good enough for second on the team in rebounding and third in scoring. Kendric described his game as “a very versatile forward with a very high motor that works hard on both sides of the ball. I can post or slide out to the wing, block shots,crash the boards hard and can guard 1 through 5 on defense. My strengths are rebounding and defending and I need to work on ball handling and fixing my jump shot in order to become a complete wing player.”¬†

Adams spent the summer playing with Southern Illinois Select on both the 15u and 16u teams. Kendric told me the season went well, “We played up on 16u in the Recruit Look Hoops Midwest circuit and finished high in the final tournament. We also played in the international tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex and placed in the final four for the 15u division.” Kendric’s biggest takeaway from the season was that he can play against the best, “I learned¬†I can compete with some of the best kids from other states and that becoming a great guard needs to be one of my major priorities this season as I develop my game because it can help take my game to another level.”

Heading into his freshman season, Kendric has high hopes for the year, “My expectations for my freshman season are to average 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game and to shoot better than 70% from the free throw line.” Adams also intends to step up into a leadership role this season even though he’s only a freshman, “I expect to become the leader of my team, lead my team to a district championship, make the all district team, play in the regional championship, make the all region team, and make an appearance in the state tournament.” Kendric Adams has lofty goals for himself and his team this year. When we eventually come out with 2022 class rankings, he will likely be near the top. Adams’ ceiling as a prospect is still to be determined but he plays super hard and that’s a skill that always translates to the next level.