Tyler Adams, the number five ranked center in the recruiting class of 2011, initially gave a verbal commitment to Duke before re-opening his recruitment last week. Early reports said that Adams was leaning towards Georgetown, and now that new has gone official.
According to Adam Zagoria, who runs the recruiting blog ZagsBlog, Adams has committed to Georgetown over Mississippi St. and will join the proud tradition of Hoya big men next fall.
“Basically the situation was we felt that Georgetown would be a better fit for him,” Lonnie Adams, Tyler’s father, said Monday by phone.
He added that the family liked “the reputation of the program [and] all of their big men.
Adams is a 6'8" 260 lb center that Rivals has ranked as the 54th best player overall in the class of 2011. He and fellow recruit, power forward Mikael Hopkins of DeMatha, will form the Hoyas' presumed front court of the future. No matter where he fits in, this is a very good get for Georgetown, particularly if it can be at the expense of another big program. Even more so that it's Duke.