Player: Aidain Brock Adams
AAU: NLPB 2023
Phenom Hoops WNC Evaluation:
We look at a player that was among one of the most polished performers on display, especially for his age, Aidain Adams. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect that affects all facets of the game and thrives with the ball in his hands. Adams scores effectively from all levels and knows how to set up his teammates with incredible poise. Coach Smith on Adams: “Aidain is a coach’s dream. He’s very solid in all areas. Aidain can score at all three levels and is a finisher in the open floor. He plays with a high motor and is always engaged in what’s going on in the game. Aidain is a great teammate and continually cheering on the team. He’s also a solid rebounder. As Aidain gets stronger, it will allow him to score with contact and play more physical.” Adams averaged 10 PPG at camp while showing his ability to be an exceptional playmaker, making him one watch progress over these next few years.
Adams is a player that every team needs. He has the ability to score in the paint as a 6’ guard. With great footwork, he knows how to get open. His first step makes him extremely hard to guard. He is that player that knows how to position himself to be in the right spot almost every time. Adams understands rebounding. Whether it’s a quick putback or kicking it out after retaining the rebound he helps his team in every win. He was the starting point guard for his varsity team as a freshman which explains his IQ at the level of travel basketball he is playing. Adams is often described as the “Trash man” on his team due to his ability to clean up “trashy” offensive positions for a quick two points.
When talking about Adams, the first thing that is said is his on the ball defensive is great. His lateral movement keeps him in front of other guards that may be better skill with ball handling. The fact that his lateral movement is so good he is able to put pressure on the opposing guard. If he gets beat, his athleticism is able to get him right back in the defensive position. His communication on the court helps to shut down defense that rely on the pick and roll.