Pitt Basketball Recruiting: Believe The Hype - Steven Adams Jumps Into Scout's Top Ten ... No. 8 Overall

Well, after the big showing Steven Adams had at the Adidas camp, it was pretty much assured that he wouldn't stay around the 50ish rankings where he had been projected.

Still, not sure I saw this coming.

Adams has vaulted from around No. 50 to No. 8 on Scout's 2012 Top 100 Recruits list. That's not the No. 8 center, boys and girls - it's the No. 8 overall prospect.

About Adams' big jump, Scout had this:

Isaiah Austin checks in at No. 6, while fellow Texas native Cameron Ridley comes in at No. 7. Following those two is foreign big man Steven Adams.

Adams, a native of New Zealand, is making the move to Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep for his final year of high school ball. He made a statement at adidas Nations and jumps from outside the top 50 to into the top 10.

Because of that big leap, he's now turned into a bonafide five-star on his Scout page.

And that's not the only reason to get excited.

Rivals, meanwhile, hasn't updated his player page as he still ranks just outside the top 50 there and is listed as the 12th best center. But that's sure to change at some point.

That stock is rising - real fast. NBADraft.net calls him as the top NBA international prospect out there and says he'll be top center recruit in the NCAA next season. They also have a good write-up on him from the Adidas camp.

A bit more on that NBA talk:

"If NBA scouts had been allowed to be in attendance this week at adidas Nations, the buzz around this kid would be out of control right now,"Smith wrote.

"Adams has become the No 1 international prospect out there and will be the top centre prospect in college the minute he steps on the court at Pittsburgh.

Oh yeah, and there's even talk that he could be a top five pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Pitt might have that one and done player - only thing is, it's not Khem Birch. It could be Steven Adams.

Dixon sure knows how to find them.

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