Vikings sign JC point guard to NLI
May 17, 2006
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Bryan Adams, a point guard from De Anza College in Cupertino, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at Western Washington University, head coach Brad Jackson announced today.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Adams was an honorable mention Coast Conference all-star as a sophomore at De Anza. A team captain, he averaged 17 points and four assists per game and scored 30 points in a game on three occasions. He was a two-year starter for the Dons.
"Bryan brings an enthusiasm and tenacity to the floor that is infectious," said Western coach Brad Jackson. "He is an excellent defender and ball-handler and also has the capability to be a significant scorer. Bryan gives us excellent depth in the backcourt."
Adams will have two seasons of eligibility at Western. He previously attended New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire for one year after high school. He averaged 10 points and five assists for the Huskies.
A San Jose, Calif., native, Adams was MVP of the Mount Hamilton Conference and an honorable-mention all-state selection at Branham High School. He averaged 17 points and eight assists per game, helping the Bruins to a 17-7 record, a league title and the second round of the CIF Division II playoffs.
Adams sat out his junior season because of transfer rules. As a sophomore, he attended Valley Christian High School in San Jose, where he was a first-team Western Catholic Athletic League all-star. He averaged 12 points and six assists per game on a 24-2 Warriors team that won a league title and reached the championship game of the CIF Division IV playoffs.
Adams' signing brings the Vikings' recruiting class to six. He joins Eddie Coulson of Treasure Valley CC as the second transfer to commit to Western.
The Vikings have also signed four high school seniors - 6-1 point guard Harold McAllister from Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Wash., 6-10 center Steve Severin from Hanford, 6-8 forward Gabe Thrash from Gardena, Calif. and 6-3 guard Brandon Williams from Chicago.
Western graduated eight seniors, including all five starters, from a 23-7 squad that placed second in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and reached the final of the NCAA Division II West Regional. The Vikings were ranked No.16 in the final National Association of Basketball Coaches Top 25 after being rated as high as No.2 twice during the regular season.
Bryan Adams Guard 6-0, 175, 20, 7/14/85, Junior San Jose, CA
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