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SUU Men's Basketball Adds Transfer Andre Adams

May 11, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - SUU head coach Todd Simon and the Thunderbird basketball program have announced the signing of Andre Adams to the Thunderbird basketball family. Adams is a transfer from Arizona State originally from Avondale, Arizona.

“Andre is a significant addition to our program,” Coach Simon said. “His physical tools, skill set and character make him a perfect fit for what we want our program to be. His high major Division I experience and a year of player development during his redshirt year will lead to a impact career in a Thunderbird uniform.”

Adams is a 6' 9'' forward that attended Westview High School in Avondale, where he averaged 12.4 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 blocks during his 2014 senior campaign. Coming out of high school ESPN, Rivals.com and 24/7 Sports all rated Adams as a three-star prospect.

Adams spent the 2014-15 season with IMG Prep Academy in Bradenton, Florida, but suffered an injury that cut his time short there.   

As a Sun Devil in 2016-17 appeared in eight games. He set a season-high of six points against New Mexico State. He also had a big game against Stanford, playing 16 minutes, pulling down five rebounds and blocking three shots.

Southern Utah previously announced the signings of incoming freshmen Dre Marin, a point guard out of Arizona, and Jordan Lyons, a 6'7” wing out of Ontario, Canada, as well as the signings of Jamil Jackson, a 6'6” junior college wing out of Minnesota, and Cameron Oluyitan, a 6'7” transfer wing from Boise State.

Adams will have to sit out one season before seeing action for the Thunderbirds, but will have two years to play in Southern Utah after the 2017-18 season.

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