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Gwinnett native, UCLA's Jordan Adams changes mind, declares for NBA draft

Adams is a Lawrenceville native who played two seasons at Central Gwinnett

UCLA Bruins guard Jordan Adams (3) celebrates during the second half against the Southern California Trojans at Galen Center last season. The former Central Gwinnett standout will return to the Bruins for his junior season. (File photo)

UCLA Bruins guard Jordan Adams (3) celebrates during the second half against the Southern California Trojans at Galen Center last season. The former Central Gwinnett standout will return to the Bruins for his junior season. (File photo)

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Former Central Gwinnett standout and current UCLA Bruin Jordan Adams plays against Fresno State. (Special Photo)

UCLA guard Jordan Adams changed his mind about returning to school and decided to enter the NBA draft, coach Steve Alford told ESPN on Sunday.

Adams — a Lawrenceville native who played two seasons at Central Gwinnett and two at Oak Hill Academy (Va.) — met with coaches last week and informed them he would stay in school, but recently had a change of heart.

Alford wrote in a text message to ESPN that he was not sure why Adams changed his mind.

"I don't know why," he wrote. "We lose four of five starters."

Adams, 6-foot-5, averaged 17.4 points per game last season. He is the third Bruin to declare for the draft, joining point guard Kyle Anderson and reserve guard Zach LaVine.