Let’s get to know the latest addition to Big Blue Nation…
6’9â€³, 232 lbs.
Pinetown, North Carolina (High Point Christian Academy)
Top247: 14 | 3 PF
247 Composite: 10 | 3 PF
Rivals: 7 | 2 PF
ESPN: 6 | 2 PF
Scout: 15 | 2 C
He visited Kentucky, NC State and Auburn.
The visits to Kentucky (10/9) and NC State (10/30) were official visits; the trip to Auburn (9/25) was unofficial.
He took a couple of visits to North Carolina earlier this year.
He had a long list of offers.
Like all five-star prospects, Adebayo received scholarship offers from several schools, including Louisville, Kansas, Arizona, North Carolina, Iowa State and Memphis, to name a few.
He was dancing to Taylor Swift before this morning’s announcement.
Adebayo posted this video on Instagram, an hour before going on Mike & Mike.
I knew I liked this guy for a reason.
Yes, his nickname comes from Bam Bam on The Flintstones.
His mother gave him the nickname when he picked up the family coffee table while watching The Flintstones as a child. He was one year old at the time.
He tries to dunk everything.
Adebayo is one of the most ferocious dunkers you’ll ever see in high school basketball. It seems he tries to tear the goal apart every time he throws one down.
He is also an outstanding shot blocker on the other end.
“Explosive” doesn’t begin to describe his game.
He’s a grown ass man.
Sooooo what happens when he gets on UK’s weight program next summer?
He wants to hang a banner.
After announcing his commitment live on the show, Adebayo told Mike & Mike, “I’m just focused on college basketball. I’m just worried about winning a national title.”
Did I mention he can dunk?