One of the top point guard prospects on the east coast, Syracuse native Mika Adams-Woods is gearing up for his senior season after a strong offseason competing for the Albany City Rocks.  At 6’3, Adams-Woods is a pass-first type point guard who can also score in a variety of ways when called upon. He says he feels he is underrated by the experts despite holding six Division I offers and drawing interest from several high majors.

“I like to get my teammates involved and make the players around me better,” he says. “In my opinion, I think I’m fairly underrated. I do a lot of things on the court that stand out. But I don’t do them for that reason. Try to stay humble. I just play my game.”

Adams-Woods saw his game mature over the summer competing for the 17U Albany City Rocks as part of the Nike EYBL. He says the experience has helped him prepare for a tough 2017-18 slate with a new school, New Hampton.
 
“The coaches that are a part of (Albany City Rocks) and my high school team really made me a better point guard on and off the court,” Adams-Woods said. “They helped me become more of a leader. It was a good experience though and I learned a lot.  Going into this season, I feel that I will have to be more of a leader. I will have to control the way the game is played and run the offense. Run the show. I really hope to have a good year overall. I want to win. This is my first year with New Hampton. I just want to show people what I can do.”

He currently holds offers from UMass, Georgia Tech, St. Bonaventure, East Carolina, Manhattan and Quinnipiac, and has also drawn interest from UConn, Purdue, Ole Miss and USC among others.

“My coach has been taking calls and I could talk all day about the schools who have reached out to me,” Adams-Woods said. “There’s a lot of stuff happening right now. I really think that things are going to heat up for me this year.”

Adams-Woods says his family have had the biggest influence on his basketball career to date and helps inspire him to do his best.
 
“My family have been great to me,” he says. “My grandma, mom, siblings. They are the people that make me want to be good at what I do. I want to make them proud of what I do. Leave it on the court. A lot of people have kept me going. Been there for me.”

Known for his work ethic in the weight room and in the gym, Adams-Woods says his game continues to grow and he has put a lot of work in throughout the fall to take his game to the next level.

“I’m always working on everything in my game,” Adams-Woods said. “I try not to take a break. I always want to be better and improve. One thing in particular is my strength. I’m working on getting stronger. I think that is the big part that I need to work on. I’ve been lifting and eating all the good stuff. I’m trying to get to that next level. I’ve also been working on my jump shot, too. But if I get stronger I’ll be able to do more than shoot.  I really hope to show people what I can do. This whole year is going to be huge. I’m ready. Ready to show everybody what I can do and how far I can lead our team.”