Former Bonnies basketball star and current member of the Milwaukee Bucks organization Jaylen Adams was cited for disorderly conduct by police after an incident Friday morning, multiple news outlets have reported.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, officers responded to a call for “trouble with a subject" Friday at approximately 9 a.m. Police said the incident involved a Milwaukee Bucks player, but did not specify who. Police said the player was arrested, charged for disorderly conduct and released. Subsequent reports indicated that the player was Adams.
Police did not release any further details regarding the incident, according to the Journal Sentinel. However, WISN-TV, Milwaukee’s ABC affiliate, reported that Adams, 24, was involved in an altercation with an Uber driver. Police declined to confirm that report.
The Bucks released this statement on Friday: “We are aware of the situation involving Jaylen Adams, and are in the process of gathering more information. We have spoken with Jaylen and will continue to have open communication with him.”
Milwaukee has since placed Adams in the health and safety protocol, which does not allow him to play in games until further notice. He has scored two points in seven appearances this season.
Adams enjoyed a decorated four-year career with the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program. He finished as the program’s top-scoring guard and sixth on the Bonnies' all-time scoring list with 1,912 career points.
After graduating from the university in May 2018, Adams signed a two-way deal with the Atlanta Hawks and split time between the G League and the NBA that season. Adams played in 40 games and started once as a Hawk. He finished with 108 points and 65 assists and made nearly 40 percent of his three-point attempts.
After the Hawks decided to move on from Adams, he signed with the Bucks organization in August 2019. He played for Milwaukee’s G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd, and earned G League MVP runner-up honors after he averaged 21.5 points, 5.7 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals over 33 games.
His efforts there were good enough to earn him a greater opportunity at the end of an NBA season that had been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Portland Trail Blazers signed him to their postseason roster for the NBA’s restart at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Adams appeared in three games in the bubble.
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