Former St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball standout Jaylen Adams is heading back to the NBA, according to ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
"The Portland Trail Blazers plan to sign guard Jaylen Adams as a substitute player to replace Trevor Ariza, sources tell ESPN," Wojnarowski, a 1991 St. Bonaventure journalism graduate, tweeted Monday night.
Adams, one of the best players to ever put on a Bonnies uniform, was named to the university's men's basketball All-Time Team in November 2019. He ended his collegiate career at number six on the Bonnies’ all-time scoring list. In his senior year, he led the Bonnies to a 26-8 overall record and an NCAA Tournament appearance, where the Bonnies defeated UCLA in Dayton, Ohio, in the First Four. That season, Adams led the Bonnies with 535 total points.
During the 2018-19 NBA season, Adams played 34 games for the Atlanta Hawks. He scored 108 total points, collected 65 assists and made nearly 40 percent of his three three-point shots.
The Hawks waived Adams in July 2019, and he spent the 2019-20 season with the Wisconsin Herd, the NBA G League affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks. With the Herd, he averaged 21.5 points in 33 games and finished second in the 2019-20 NBA G League Most Valuable Player award voting.
TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Michael Hogan interviewed Adams in January. Click below to read the two stories Hogan wrote.
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