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Jordan Adams wasn't expected to enter the 2014 draft, but now that he has, I'm betting he ends up stealing a first-round bid from someone.
Unlike many young prospects who are selling themselves on long-term potential, Adams' sales pitch centers on his convincing production and pro-ready game.
He averaged 17.4 points and 2.6 steals on 48.5 percent shooting—an extremely efficient number for a 2-guard.
He just knows how to score, whether he's attacking the rim, improvising in the mid-range or connecting from the perimeter. And at 6'5", 209 pounds, after being listed at 220 at UCLA, Adams appears to be in shape and ready to roll with his strong, NBA frame.
He was a standout in two-on-twos and three-on-threes at the NBA combine. He could find himself in position to make a strong impression if he gets the chance to work out with some of the higher-profile prospects in the draft.
The safe projection for Adams is in that 30-40 range, but I wouldn't be surprised if he landed somewhere between 15 and 29.