6’8” Adam Sledd has been able to fly under the radar as a D1 prospect. Even though he has had exposure, he has played right under many people’s noses. Sledd picked up offers from Mount St Mary’s and VMI, but he ended his recruitment this past week as he committed to Western Carolina.

Sledd played for a non-sponsored AAU program with Spectrum Sports and was the front court body guard at Virginia Episcopal, for Kentucky bound Sacha Killeya-Jones. Sledd is a very skilled niche type player, as described as his role as body guard. He is very strong and a high motor power player, that enjoys rebounding and setting bone crushing screens. While Sledd may not post the sexiest stat lines, he protects the paint and his teams win a lot of games.

Sledd has played in multiple Phenom events

2015 Grassroots Tip Off Classic
6’8” JR. Adam Sledd:
HIGH SCHOOL- Virginia Episcopal School (Lynchburg, VA)
AAU PROGRAM- Sports Spectrum Academy (Roanoke, VA)

Adam Sledd could possibly be one of the most underrated bigs in Virginia’s class of 2016. When we first scouted Sledd earlier in the year when Virginia Episcopal School hosted Middleburg Academy, we immediately fell in love with the kid’s toughness. He didn’t put on a phenomenal performance, and didn’t necessarily creep up to the top of the stat sheet, but he did play a very important role in VES Head Coach Curtis Staples’ offense. Sledd is a big-bodied player with soft touch around the rim. He has efficient footwork and is surprisingly quick for a player of his build. Despite being a tad bit undersized, he always finds a way to bring down much needed rebounds. Sledd hustles hard and busts his tail every time he steps foot on the floor. He’s a very intelligent player that strives to make his teammates better. He has that dog in him that everyone loves to see. Before transferring to VES earlier in the fall, Sledd earned 2ND Team All-State honors at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, VA. After an impressive season this year for his Bishops’ squad, Sledd reeled in his first offer from Mt. St. Mary’s out of the Northeast Conference. If he can effectively expand his offensive game outside of the post and work on his on-ball defense, he could definitely make some noise in Greensboro this weekend.

2015 Phenom Summer Havoc
6’8 2016 Adam Sledd

Sledd is a workhorse to say the least. He is very strong and loves doing the things other don’t like. The explosive Sledd is a very good rebounder, he blocks shots, and he sets tough screens.
Sledd has offers from Mount St Mary’s and VMI

Western Carolina picked up three (3) commitments in the 2015 class. Sledd is Western Carolina’s second commitment in the 2016 class. He joins Ohio small forward Onno Stenger, Jr.

Make sure you watch Sledd and his VES team at the Phenom National Showcase where they will play National Powers Quality Education and Ravenscroft. Sledd is the third (3rd) Virginia Episcopal student-athlete to commit joining Sacha Killeya-Jones (Kentucky) and Justice Kithcart (Pittsburgh)

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