MEMPHIS, Tenn–The Memphis Grizzlies selected UCLA guard Jordan Adams with the No. 22 overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, the team announced tonight.
Adams (6-5, 209) played two collegiate seasons (2012-14) at UCLA, averaging 16.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and a school-record 2.43 steals on .467 shooting in 30.2 minutes in 69 games. His 168 career steals rank seventh on the Bruins’ all-time list. He also was the second-fastest player in school history to reach 1,000 career points (62 games).
The 19-year-old earned First Team All-Pac 12 honors as a sophomore last season, leading the Bruins in scoring with 17.4 points and a conference-high 2.64 steals while shooting .485 from the field in 30.1 minutes in 36 games. Adams compiled a single-season school-record 95 steals, ranking second in the NCAA, and his 626 points marked the second-highest single-season total at UCLA in the last 19 seasons.
As a freshman, Adams tallied 15.3 points, fifth on UCLA’s all-time freshman scoring list, and a conference-best 2.21 steals on .447 shooting in 30.3 minutes in 33 contests. An Honorable Mention All-Pac 12 Team selection and one of five players named to the 2013 All-Pac 12 Tournament Team, Adams became the first freshman in UCLA history to score at least 20 points in each of his first four games.
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