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Adams Named To NABC All-District First Team

Jalen Adams was named to the NABC All-District 25 First Team.
March 22, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- UConn sophomore Jalen Adams (Roxbury, Mass.) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I All-District First Team, announced on Wednesday by the NABC.

Adams, who led the Huskies in scoring and assists for the 2016-17 season, was a First Team selection for District 25, which includes all 11 teams in the American Athletic Conference. The All-District Teams are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in Division I programs. The NABC, founded in 1927, currently has nearly 5,000 members.

Adams started 32 games for UConn this season, missing one due to a concussion. He averaged a team-leading 14.3 points per game and 6.1 assists per game, which led the American Conference and ranked 10th in the country. Adams also averaged 4.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and shot a team-leading .828 from the free throw line.

The sophomore point guard had five double-doubles this past season, missing a coveted triple-double by one rebound against Chaminade. He led UConn in scoring in 13 games and reached double figures in scoring in 21 games and in assists in five games. Adams was a First Team All-American Conference pick at the end of the season and was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District I Team.

Joining Adams on the All-District 25 First Team are Troy Caupain and Kyle Washington of Cincinnati, Semi Ojeleye of SMU, and Dedric Lawson of Memphis. Voted on the Second Team are Damyean Dotson and Rob Gray of Houston, Sterling Brown and Shake Milton of SMU, and Jacob Evans of Cincinnati.