Bishop Ludden (N.Y.) point guard Mika Adams-Woods has been getting the attention of a lot of basketball programs, and that attention is opening up his options for college ball. Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com profiled Adams-Woods and discussed his future, which could involve prep school.
Adams-Woods currently resides in the Class of 2018, though he hinted he might reclassify. He has worked this summer, he said, to build his slender body. That process could impact whether he attends prep school. Several schools, he said, have contacted him about his interest in playing prep basketball.
He told Ditota that if he were to attend prep school, he would reclassify for the 2019 class.
As far as his relationship with Syracuse?
"Me and Coach Hop got a good relationship," Adams-Woods said. "Coach Hop left me a message. He said I should be wearing Orange. So that's a good message."
Adams-Woods said Syracuse was "a top school on my list.”
Not only would Syracuse provided a hometown feel for Adams-Woods, but it could potentially link him up with some AAU pals. He plays with Albany City Rocks 16U team, the same program that Syracuse Orange target Hameir Wright plays for (who also may or may not attend prep school) and Jimmy Boeheim. Adams-Woods also trains with former Syracuse guard Billy Edelin.
Adams-Woods currently has offers from Georgia Tech and Canisius, and has heard from coaches at SMU, Indiana, George Washington, and Oregon, in addition to the aforementioned schools and Syracuse.
Recruits considering prep school always has the possibility of throwing a wrench in the already complicated fold of college basketball recruiting. In the 2017 class, Syracuse has been pursuing point guards Quade Green, Brandon Randolph, and Trevon Duval, so we’ll have to see how that class shakes out before we consider how Mika Adams-Woods could fill in the roster.