KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Wyoming’s Josh Adams has been named to the All-District 17 First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Friday. The senior guard is the second Cowboy to earn first-team accolades in the last three seasons after former Poke Larry Nance Jr. claimed the accolade the previous two seasons. The award is voted on by member coaches of the NABC.
A native of Parker, Colo., Adams averaged 24.7 points per game in 2015-16 for first in the Mountain West and third in the NCAA. He also paced the Pokes at 5.5 rebounds per contest, 4.2 assists and 1.5 steals, while ranking in the top 10 of 11 different MW statistical categories. His 3.2 threes per game also led the conference and ranked 15th in the nation. Adams scored 740 points this season to break Wyoming’s single-season record of 701 by Flynn Robinson in 1964-65, while his nine threes against Colorado State on Feb. 20 tied UW’s single-game record. Adams was also named All-MW First Team by the league’s coaches, tabbed MW Player of the Year by the conference’s media and claimed All-District VIII honors from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
NABC All-District 17 First Team
James Webb III, Boise State
Josh Adams, Wyoming
Elijah Brown, New Mexico
Marvelle Harris, Fresno State
Tim Williams, New Mexico