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Mar 23, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Jordan Adams (3) shoots against Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks guard Deshaunt Walker (3) in the second half of a men

27. Phoenix Suns

Jordan Adams, SG, UCLA

It’s hard not to picture the Suns taking an international prospect that can develop overseas with their third first round pick of the draft, but Adams is a great fit with the Suns. After taking Kyle Anderson and Rodney Hood with their early picks, Adams makes sense. He can fill the gap at their shooting guard position.

Plain and Simple, Jordan Adams makes buckets. He is an efficient scorer that gets to the rim in multiple ways. His diversity is what is impressive for his size. He has lost nearly 25 pounds since the end of the season, and that will only help him be more athletic.

Combine that with his offensive IQ, and you have a true weapon late in the first round.

In his sophomore season, Adams became known as a prolific scorer and one of the best closers in college basketball. Yet it’s his style of the game is what makes him fit with the Suns so well. Despite playing transition, it won’t hurt that Adams lacks an isolation game and doesn’t score often off the dribble.

He will have ball handlers that will find him off screens, cutting to the basket, and heading to the lane.

Many think he is lazy on defense, but there is nothing lazy about 3.5 steals per game. In the run and gun, that’s pure gold.

The Suns could go many different ways here, but Adams makes complete sense.