ATLANTA, GA – Former St. Bonaventure University basketball star Jaylen Adams will play for the Atlanta Hawks in the 2019 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
The Hawks announced their summer league roster Tuesday, and it includes Adams, a 6-foot 2-inch guard who played four years at St. Bonaventure.
The summer league runs from July 5 to 15, and all of Atlanta’s games will be televised on either NBA TV or ESPN2. Greg Foster, an assistant coach with the Hawks, will coach the summer league team.
Adams signed a two-way contract with the Hawks on July 1, 2018, and split time between the NBA club and the Erie BayHawks of the NBA G League before signing a multi-year contract with the Hawks on Feb. 21.
In his four years at St. Bonaventure, Adams averaged 17.4 points, 5.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He was named a First Team Atlantic-10 player in each of his final three seasons.
As a senior, he led the Bonnies into the NCAA Tournament, averaging 19.1 points, 5.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 37.0 minutes (.438 FG%, .436 3FG%, .851 FT%). He was the Atlantic-10 Conference Co-Player of the Year and an AP Honorable Mention All-American.
Adams finished his collegiate career as the top scoring guard in school history (1,912), second all-time in three-pointers (270) and third in assists (590).
Adams attended Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, where he scored over 1,200 career points and led the Gaels to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League Championships as a senior in 2013-14.
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