Jamie Dixon is going to be smiling over having Steven Adams this fall (Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE
Pitt recruit Steven Adams was nothing short of dominant in the New Zealand Under 21 / U21 National Championships this week. As I wrote on Friday, Adams was having a good tournament, and that continued into the weekend as his Wellington team won the championship.
Individually, Adams also showed off his scoring ability throughout the team's six games.
I've been unable to find any other stats on rebounds or assists, but the rebounding will be there at Pitt as should the defense, so I'm less concerned how he did there. But the scoring from him is good to see because adjusting to the college game offensively is something I could see him struggling a bit with. I went over this ad nauseum about Khem Birch previously, but it's hard for freshmen to step in right away and be big time scorers.
Regardless, he'll look pretty good in a Pitt uniform this season.