ALL-USA Watch: Kentucky signee Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo is more than a bully

ALL-USA Watch: Kentucky signee Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo is more than a bully

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ALL-USA Watch: Kentucky signee Edrice ‘Bam’ Adebayo is more than a bully

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Team Doo Be Doo's Bam Adebayo #24 shoots a free throw against Team EZ Pass in the Under Armour Elite 24 game on Saturday, August 22, 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo: Gregory Payan, AP)

Bam Adebayo shoots a free throw in the Under Armour Elite 24 game. (Photo: Gregory Payan, AP)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – We’re catching up with all five of Kentucky basketball’s 2016 signees to see how their senior high school season is going. Here’s the latest on Scout.com’s No. 15 overall prospect in the country:

Edrice “Bama” Adebayo, High Point Christian Academy’s (North Carolina) 6-9 power forward, is averaging 18.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and four blocks while shooting 63 percent from the field. He’s scored more than 2,000 career points.

“His numbers are a little skewed because we’ve been in a lot of blowouts and I’m trying to protect him for the grind of our schedule,” HPCA coach Brandon Clifford said. “But he’s been great, doing what we need him to do. He’s dominating inside, as always, but his confidence with the ball in his hands on the perimeter, putting it on the floor and attacking, is exponentially better.

“He’s really kind of becoming that power forward who can play away from the basket in addition to everything he can do around the rim. He’s not just the bruiser that most people see him as. Bam’s a lot more than that and he’s starting to show it.”

Read about the crazy stats and steady progress of fellow UK signees De’Aaron FoxMalik Monk, Wenyen Gabriel and Sacha Killeya-Jones by clicking any of their names or the below link for a complete rundown of the class.

MORE: THE COURIER-JOURNALFuture Focus | UK basketball’s 2016 class shines

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