Jaylen Adams (right) talks with teammates Caleb McGuire (center) and Nelson Kaputo (left) about his decision to declare for the NBA draft.
ST, BONAVENTURE, NY - Junior guard Jaylen Adams will declare for the 2017 NBA draft.
Adams will not sign with an agent, which leaves the possibility of return to St. Bonaventure for a senior season if he feels inclined to do so.
"My goal is to be in the NBA next season," Adams said Tuesday evening. "It's time to shift gears and get my focus on the task at hand and that's getting my name called on draft day," he told BONNIES UNCUT.
Adams averaged 20.6 points per game and 6.5 assists this season for the Bonnies and earned his second straight A-10 first team honors. He also was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District team.
"My name hasn't been on any mock draft boards, but neither was Andrew's even after his senior season," Adams said referring to Andrew Nicholson, the Bonaventure big man who was drafted 19th overall in the 2012 NBA draft.
If this is the end of the road for Adams at Bonaventure, he will leave a lasting legacy, having scored 1,377 total points while dishing out 444 total assists and posting an offensive efficiency rating of 120.9 for his career -- the second highest offensive efficiency rating ever in A-10 play.