Senior Send-Off: Quadry Adams taking off to Wake Forest

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Quadry Adams looking to become one of the next great guards to come through Wake Forest. (Credit: Alex Fischbein/Basketball Society)

Welcome to Senior Send-Off! This is a series where we highlight the seniors that we covered or watched extensively throughout their senior season. Check out our Instagram to see the graphics and phone backgrounds made for each player. Previous Senior Send-Off pieces are here.

What does he bring?

(By Founder Martin Soaries)

One of the most dynamic guards out of New Jersey last season, Quadry Adams was too tough for most to handle in the open floor with his combination of speed, length, and finishing ability. He’s proven time and time again that he can finish at the rim with both hands. On top of that, he’s shown more comfort in using his athleticism to his advantage when it comes to his jump shooting. That applies outright on the defensive end where he has the potential to become special, so he has what it takes to create real problems for people at both ends.

What can we expect from Wake Forest?

(by College Writers Aram Cannuscio & Pat McMahon)

We are going to have a completely new look Wake Forest team next year. Big-time players Olivier Sarr and Chaundee Brown are transferring out with the departure of Head Coach Danny Manning. Brandon Childress is now gone as well who was the leading scorer for this Wake Forest squad the last two years that has really struggled was a senior last year. Now they must look for replacements for their stars. Sophomore Jahcobi Neath provides stability at point and small forward Isaiah Mucius is very talented and poised for a breakout season with a much bigger role this year. Outside of those two, there’s a lot of unknowns on the roster and many newcomers will see big roles. New coach Steve Forbes did a nice job of hitting the grad transfer and JUCO markets, as well as bring in a plethora of freshmen who will all compete for time. Overall, this team probably lacks the talent needed to compete in the ACC in year one of the Forbes era but with a young roster could take some positive steps towards building a competitive team down the road.

Prediction

Quadry Adams is going to come in and contribute right away. He has the opportunity to lead a team in a rebuild right now and that’s going to show a lot about what type of player Adams can be. His explosiveness and athleticism are ready for the next level, he’ll just have to adapt to the details of the college game. Becoming the starting point or shooting guard is going to be quite easy for Adams and it’s most likely going to be his position to lose. Look for him to provide some excitement in this first year of the Wake Forest re-tool.

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