ST. LOUIS -- For the second straight season, UConn junior guard Jalen Adams (Roxbury, Mass.) has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association All-District I Team, released on Tuesday, following a nationwide vote of its more than 900 members.
Adams joined nine other players who were recognized in District I, which encompasses all of New England. The USBWA names All-District Teams, as well as Players of the Year and Coaches of the Year for nine districts across the country.
Adams, who was named to the All-American Athletic Conference Second Team on Monday, leads the Huskies in scoring (18.5) and assists (4.7) as the team heads into the AAC Championship later this week in Orlando, Fla. He is also averaging 4.2 rebounds per game (third on the team) and is shooting .796 from the foul line. He has led UConn in scoring in 19 games this year, produced 12 games of 20 or more points and led in assists in 20 games.
In the American, Adams was the second leading scorer in the league (18.6), second in assists (5.4), fifth in steals (1.8), and sixth in free throw percentage (.826). He led the conference in minutes played (38.4). He was named to the AAC Weekly Honor Roll five times during the season.
Joining Adams on the USBWA All-District I Team are: Trae Bell-Haynes of Vermont, Rodney Bullock of Providence, Tyler Nelson of Fairfield, Ky Bowman and Jerome Robinson of Boston College, Luwane Pipkins of UMass, Vasa Pusica of Northeastern, Jared Terrell of Rhode Island, and Seth Towns of Harvard.
Terrell was named the District I Player of the Year and Rhode Island’s Dan Hurley was named the District I Coach of the Year.
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