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Things You Should Know About Bam Adebayo


Let’s get to know the latest addition to Big Blue Nation…


Bam Adebayo
Power Forward

6’9″, 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

Twitter: @Bloading2


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.

Mood 😌✊🏾

A video posted by Mr.Productivity🍀🏀 (@bam2.0) on

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?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for Things You Should Know About Bam Adebayo

  1. Megan
    10:19 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

    24 hours ago the Crystal Ball said NC State. So when are we supposed to believe it, and when are we not?

  2. theWilkman
    10:24 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

    He kind of reminds me of Dwight Howard.

    • nybrasky
      11:35 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

      I was about to say the same thing. Hopefully he’s a better FT shooter.

  3. COUK
    10:56 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

    his twitter is @Bloading0 not @Bloading2.

  4. Cory
    10:57 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

    His game and build reminds me of Antonio McDyess

  5. somerset bill
    11:52 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

    lots of nice extras on the mixtape, particularly his passing.

  6. 2thepoint
    11:56 am November 17, 2015 Permalink

    He does resemble Howard. He may be 6′ 9″, but he appears to have over 7′ wing span

  7. RealCatsFan
    12:34 pm November 17, 2015 Permalink

    That dude is an animal! Reminds me a little bit of a right handed T.Jones, but without the flexing. 😉

    Imagine him playing next year and getting dimes tossed his way from Tyler (if he stays) and DeAaron!