Grizzlies take UCLA guard with first round pick
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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