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Posted On: 09/15/18 9:28 AM
A key contributor for Blue Valley North last season as a freshman, 2021 guard Luke Adams is gearing up for a breakout sophomore season.
A 5’10 guard, Adams showed off his all-around game as a playmaker and scorer last Sunday at the Prep Hoops 250 Expo at Blue Valley West. His best attribute might be his ability to shoot from the perimeter, but he is capable of scoring in a variety of ways, is a facilitator that can get others involved, and can rebound and defend.
He spent the offseason competing with MoKan and says the opportunity helped prepare him for the upcoming high school season and beyond.
“It really prepared me for the upcoming season because every tournament we played in had great competition, and that sustained high-level basketball helped me physically and mentally,” Adams says.
Adams says he has spent much of the offseason and the start of the school year focused on improving his athleticism and explosiveness.
“ In order to take my game to the next level, I need the ability to take contact, elevate on finishes, and beat people down the floor,” he said.
Adams says the biggest influence in his basketball career to date has been his dad who coached him throughout his youth.
“He’s also always finding opportunities for me to get with trainers, and if their not available he gets in the gym with me so he’s definitely been a staple in my improvement,” Adams says.
A dan of Russell Westbrook, Adams says he is constantly evaluating the play of others and often takes parts of their game and attempts to make them his own.
“I’m always trying to take little pieces from everybody, guard or forward, but the guy I watch and breakdown the most is Russell Westbrook,” Adams said. “His tenacity, the way he sees the floor, and his nonstop attack mentality are all things I try to implement in my game.”
Although he has not yet been contacted by any college programs, Adams hopes a big sophomore season will lead to opportunities.