Class of 2014
Hometown: Roxbury, MA
August 2011 - From Powerade Player Landings..."Jalen Adams - Smooth as Butter 6'1 combo-guard with long arms and great speed. He glides out there on the basketball court, exploding to attack creases in the defense with the dribble before springing up and attacking the rim. Very talented with the ball, but handle needs tightening up. Although not a traditional jump-shooter, Jalen is a shot-maker who knocks down throws from all over the floor. As he tightens up his handle and learns to simplify his game, Adams is going to be a player who makes a ton of noise this year."
July 2011 - Adams is a fluid combo-guard with some shake off the dribble who glides through creases in the defense. He is terrific in the open floor, making good decisions with the rock and putting his terrific court vision to work in setting teammates up for easy scores. Off the bounce, Adams can finish creatively at the basket or pull up for a leaner in the lane. Adams also has a nice shooting stroke and can get it going from behind the arc. Expect a monster Sophomore Season from Jalen at Melrose High School.