"He's feisty, a great playmaker and he always got everybody involved," said Duane Davis, Adams' former AAU coach with the Baltimore Stars. "He made everyone around him better. I had him since he was 12 or 13, and it's just a joy to see him grow. We thought he could play on that level when he first left Mount St. Joe. He led his team to a 38-1 record at Mount St. Joe, and we always thought he would play at the high-major level. But his heart is as big as a lion."Me personally, I think he's going to go there and just have an awesome year. I think he's going to surprise a lot of people. Those same kids he's going to be playing against in the Big East, he already played against them on the AAU circuit when he was playing with us. Now he's stronger, a little bit more mature, and his game is a little different. I think he's going to shock a lot of people."