Men's Basketball



23  David Adams
David Adams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tacoma, Wash.

Last College:
Washington State

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185

Position:
Guard


2003-04 (Senior): David Adams will be looked to for leadership and experience this season. The native of Tacoma, Wash., will also be expected to pick up more of the scoring load for the Cowboys in his senior season. He averaged 5.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in 2002-03, while playing an average of 17.7 minutes per outing. But when he was on the court, he was Wyoming's second best three-point shooter, hitting 37.0 percent of his threes (27 of 73), and was also second on the team in free-throw percentage, converting 80.0 percent (44 of 55).

2002-03 (Redshirt Junior): Adams played in 31 of 32 games for the Cowboys during the 2002-03 season, missing only the CSU game on Feb. 22, 2003, due to a sprained ankle. He returned in the San Diego State game on March 1 to score 14 points and pull down five rebounds. He also had an outstanding game against South Carolina, scoring 11 points, grabbing a career high six rebounds and handing out four assists in 27 minutes of play. Adams scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds in 29 minutes of play in a 90-80 road victory over UNLV on Feb. 1, 2003. He was a key player in Wyoming's win over Eastern Washington in the First Round of the 2003 National Invitation Tournament, scoring a career high 15 points and handing out a career tying four assists in 30 minutes of play. All total, he scored in double figures in six games, including two of his last three games of the season. He shot 50.0 percent or better from the field in 12 games. He had five games in which he was perfect from the free-throw line. He averaged 8.8 points per game over his last four games, and shot 59.1 percent (13 of 22) from the field in that same four-game span.

2001-02 (Junior): Adams sat out of competition and redshirted the 2001-02 season after transferring from Washington State University. He came to Wyoming with a great deal of experience at the NCAA Division I level, having been a key contributor to the Washington State Basketball program for two seasons. He played in all 56 games for WSU over his two seasons -- 28 as a sophomore and 28 as a freshman. He started a total of 41 games in his two-year stay in Pullman -- 17 games as a sophomore in 2000-01 and 24 as a true freshman in 1999-2000. He averaged 7.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 26.2 minutes per game during his two years. A shooting guard, Adams shot 41.2 percent from the field, 38.3 percent from three-point range and 76.9 percent from the free-throw line.

2000-01 (Sophomore at Washington State): During the 2000-01 season, Adams averaged 8.7 points per game, hitting nearly 40 percent from three-point range (.393). He scored a season high 19 points twice -- in a season-opening win over Portland State and in a loss at Oregon on Jan. 20. He scored in double figures 13 times in 28 games. He was named Honorable Mention All-Academic Pacific-10.

1999-2000 (Freshman at Washington State): Adams was the only freshman to play in all 28 games for the Cougars in 1999-2000. Adams led the WSU freshmen in scoring, averaging 7.2 points per game. He scored a career high 20 points on Jan. 20 against Oregon State, becoming the first Cougar freshman to score 20 points in a game since the 1993-94 season. He also scored 17 points against Colorado State, and scored 11 points with a career high seven rebounds at UCLA. Adams recorded seven double-figure scoring games for the season.

High School/Personal: Adams was an All-State selection in Washington, and twice earned Narrows League Most Valuable Player honors at Lincoln High School. His senior season, he averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game as he led Lincoln High to a 25-4 record and a fourth place finish in the state tournament. He earned Associated Press All-State First Team honors. Also named the Tacoma News Tribune Player of the Year.

Born Nov. 5, 1980, he is the son of Roylene Adams and Ike Howard. He was coached in high school by Tim Kelly at Tacoma's Lincoln High School. He is an only child. Adams was also recruited by Gonzaga, Oregon State and Pepperdine. He is majoring in management at UW.

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