LAHAINA, Hi. – UConn sophomore guard Jalen Adams (Roxbury, Mass.), who led all players in scoring and assists during the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, was named to the All-Tournament Team after Wednesday’s final game.
Adams scored a combined 86 points and handed out 22 assists in three games as UConn played Oklahoma State, Chaminade, and nationally-ranked Oregon at the Lahaina Civic Center. His point total, his 28.7 points per game average, as well as his assist total and 7.3 assists per game, along with his 36 field goals made,were tops among all players in the eight-team field.
In addition, UConn senior Amida Brimah (Accra, Ghana) led the tourney players in field goal percentage (.800), while redshirt senior Rodney Purvis (Raleigh, N.C.) was tops in minutes played (38.0), second in three-pointers made (9), and fourth in scoring (18.7).
Adams scored a career-high 34 points and handed out 6 assists in UConn’s opening-game 98-90 loss in the tournament to Oklahoma State on Monday. He led the Huskies to a 93-82 win over Chaminade on Tuesday with a near triple-double, scoring 25 points, grabbing 9 rebounds, and dishing 11 assists. On Wednesday in a hard-fought 79-69 loss to Oregon, Adams had 27 points and 5 assists.
Adams was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Rohndell Goodwin of Chaminade, Kennedy Meeks of North Carolina, Juwan Evans of Oklahoma State, and Ethan Happ of Wisconsin. Joel Berry II of tourney champion North Carolina was named the Most Valuable Player.
UConn resumes regular-season play on Wednesday, Nov. 30, against Boston University at the XL Center in Hartford.