Led Huskies in Points and Assists in 2016-17.
Huskies Picked Fifth in Coaches' Poll
Home-and-Home Series with Wichita State on Tap
Four UConn players, including two freshmen, score in double figures.
Jalen Adams and Christian Vital combined for 39 points
UConn vs Cincinnati AAC Tournament Semifinal (photo by Stephen Slade)
AAC Tournament Semifinals - March 11, 2017
UConn vs Houston AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs USF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
Photos from UConn vs. Cincinnati on 3/5/17.
As a Sophomore in 2016-17: Led team in scoring (14.4 points), free throw percentage (82.8) and assists (6.1)... Ranked 14th nationally with 6.1 assists per game in 2016-17 season... Recorded five double-doubles during the season... Free throw percentage in conference games (.914) would have led the league had he taken enough free throws to qualify... Averaged 17 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in AAC Tournament. Scored 23 points, 18 in second half, vs. Houston in AAC quarterfinals... Named AAC Player of the Week on Feb. 20... Game-winning layup with 2.9 seconds left vs. Temple on Feb. 19... Recorded game-high 19 points in loss to Ohio State on Dec. 10... Instrumental in 52-50 win over Syracuse on Dec. 5, recording 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists... Named to Maui Jim Maui All-Tournament Team after averaging 28.7 points and 7.3 assists for the three games... Recorded a near triple-double of 25 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds in win over Chaminade on Nov. 22... Scored career-high 34 points in 98-90 loss to Oklahoma State on 12-of-18 shooting (4-of-5 3FG).
As a Freshman in 2015-16: Had 22 points and 8 rebounds in the four-overtime win over Cincinnati in the AAC Championship quarterfinal game... Opened his UConn career with a six-point showing against Maine (Nov. 13)... Added 14 points and dished out 6 assists against Furman (Nov. 21)... Exploded for 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting in a setback to Cincinnati on Feb. 20... Scored 9 points and dished out a game-best 3 assists in the Huskies’ 74-67 win over Colorado in the NCAA Tournament First Round (March 17).
Before UConn: Ranked among the nation’s Top 25 recruits by virtually every recruiting rating service... Attended Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) as a prep year and played under Coach Jason Smith, helping Brewster to a 34-1 record, the NEPSAC Class AAA Championship and the National Prep Championship... Was a First Team All-NEPSAC Class AAA selection and was named MVP of the NEPSAC Class AAA Tournament... Served as team captain and averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game at Brewster... Named MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic Regional Game after scoring 27 points, with 4 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals, leading his team to a 125-112 victory... Prior to his time at Brewster Academy, graduated cum laude from Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, Mass.) after attending for two years and helping Cushing win back-to-back NEPSAC championships under Coach Barry Connors... Began his high school career at Melrose (Mass.) High School.
Personal Information: Jalen R. Adams... Born December 11, 1995... Son of Sylvia Bell and Shawn Adams... Has two brothers, Shawn Adams Jr., Keith Pinson.