Since dominating at the adidas Nations camp a year ago, New Zealand-born center Steven Adams has steadily disappointed his scout following. Adams has the size and athleticism and seems poised to have a great role with the Pittsburgh Panthers in 2012-13, yet he continues to underperform. In an exhibition win this past week, the preaseason Big East Freshman of the Year, Adams failed to score in the first half and did not really assert himself in the second half when he only had six points against a much smaller and weaker matchup.
Yes, Adams is just a freshman. He broke up dominating his high-class competition a year ago in summer camps, showcasing his size, strength and athleticism, but now we see its time to drop the big man on our 2013 Big Board.