Jeremy Adams is best known at Colorado these days as the star of the basketball team's "Gangnam Style" video.
The clip, which was shown during the program's "Buffs Madness" event to officially start the 2012-13 season, had over 24,400 views as of Wednesday.
"I've gotten a few more followers on Twitter," the redshirt junior, who averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds off the bench on the Buffs' Pac-12 Tournament championship team last season, said of his performance in the video. "A lot of people have been hitting me up telling me I was hilarious, stuff like that."
Adams would rather be known as one of the star players at CU over the next two seasons. But right now his status in the rotation isn't a laughing matter.
CU head coach Tad Boyle needs more convincing that he will be able to consistently count on Adams.
During the first week of practices, Adams took himself out due to his knee issues, which also made him a spectator during the Buffs' five-game tour of Europe in August. Last season, the 6-5 guard struggled to balance the rigors of the season and dealing with his Type 1 Diabetes.
"His issue is his knee, just like Shane (Harris-Tunks), but Shane has been able to get through it and Jeremy hasn't," Boyle said last week. "So right now the jury is out. But he would really help us, because he has a physical body and a skill level that can really help this team and add to our depth.
"If we get into foul trouble or a guy twists his ankle and is out two or three games, Jeremy is a guy that can step in and is capable. But unless he is healthy, there is not much we can do about it."
Adams returned to practice this week and many of his teammates believe he can be much more than a role player.
CU's sophomore backcourt of Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie have witnessed Adams at his best.
"He's a great player. He's like a hidden talent almost on the team. You just don't know when he's going to be healthy," Booker said. "I hope when he gets out on the court he can come out here and contribute just as much as me and Spencer did last year.
"It's almost like this is his first year because he hasn't been fully healthy. It would be good if he could get out there."
Adams played in 31 games last season with one start, averaging 9.9 minutes. He was originally recruited by Mark Turgeon at Texas A&M before playing one season at Navarro Junior College and then transferring to CU.
Boyle's program is built on defense and rebounding, which should give Adams an advantage over true freshmen trying to adapt to that philosophy.
"As it stands, Jeremy is probably our best wing defender," Dinwiddie said. "(Booker), as a great an on-ball defender as he is, he's small. I'm a strong on-ball defender, but I'm not great. (Adams) combines size, strength, the ability to contest shots, and he's probably our best on-ball and wing defender.
"Then you also take into account that he can shoot the three, he can knock down shots from the mid-range, he can actually even post up a little bit. We really want his talent out there."
Adams said watching the Buffs in Europe was "very tough" but that it was important to sit out to make sure he didn't re-injure the knee.
The Buffs are working out with former Navy SEALs this week. It's an opportunity for players, including Adams, to emerge as team leaders.
"I think my role this year will be to basically tell the freshmen where to go and help them out," Adams said. "To score some more points, but most important is defense. I love playing defense a lot. It's all about effort and energy, so you can never go wrong with defense.
"Coach always says we can replace the offensive production we lost from last year, but to worry about defense."
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