Hassan Olawale Adams (born June 20, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Arizona.

Hassan Adams
Personal information
Born (1984-06-20) June 20, 1984 (age 35)
Inglewood, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolWestchester (Los Angeles, California)
CollegeArizona (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career2006–2014
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
2006–2007New Jersey Nets
2007–2008Ignis Novara
2008Siviglia Wear Teramo
2008–2009Toronto Raptors
2009Vojvodina Srbijagas
2010–2011Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2012–2014Guaros de Lara
2014Singapore Slingers
Career highlights and awards

High school careerEdit

Adams attended Westchester High School in Westchester, Los Angeles, where he averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while leading his team to a 32–2 record, the California State Division I-A Championship, and a USA Today No. 1 ranking in his senior year. A McDonald's All-American and second team Parade All-America pick. Named California Mr. Basketball, the first guard to receive the honor since Baron Davis in 1997.

Collegiate careerEdit

Adams played collegiately at the University of Arizona from 2002 to 2006. Adams played primarily at the small forward position under coach Lute Olson and wore number 21 throughout his collegiate career. He was named All-Pac-10 First Team in 2006.

Professional careerEdit

In the 2006 NBA draft, Adams was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round with the 54th pick. In pre-draft workouts, Adams was injured after Texas forward P. J. Tucker stepped on his foot. Adams made the Nets roster and in his rookie year and started eight games, finishing with 61 played games that season. He scored his first points on November 24. On November 29, 2006, Adams scored a career-high 16 points against the Boston Celtics in 23 minutes of playing time. On July 14, 2007, the Nets waived Adams.[1]

Adams worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers and played in three preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 2.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg and 0.3 apg in 6.3 mpg. On October 27, 2007, the Cavs waived him.[2]

On July 1, 2008, Adams signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors after attending the team's free-agent camp.[3]

On January 7, 2009, Adams was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with cash considerations for a future conditional second-round pick.[4] He was quickly waived by the Clippers,[5] and signed with KK Vojvodina Srbijagas shortly after.[6]

In 2011, Adams played in the Philippine Basketball Association as an import for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters during the 2011 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

In July 2014, he signed with the Singapore Slingers for the 2014 ABL season.[7]

On October 12, 2015, Adams signed with the upcoming AmeriLeague,[8] however, the league folded after it was discovered the founder was a con-artist.[9]

NBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New Jersey 61 8 8.1 .556 .000 .667 1.3 .2 .3 .1 2.9
2008–09 Toronto 12 0 4.3 .308 .000 .500 .6 .1 .1 .1 .9
Career 73 8 7.5 .534 .000 .643 1.2 .2 .2 .1 2.5

PlayoffsEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New Jersey 6 0 1.5 .500 .000 .000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .3
Career 6 0 1.5 .500 .000 .000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NETS WAIVE HASSAN ADAMS
  2. ^ "Cleveland Waives Adams And Rice". [RealGM Staff Report]. October 27, 2007. Archived from the original on October 28, 2007. Retrieved October 27, 2007.
  3. ^ "Raptors Sign Free Agent Hassan Adams". Toronto Raptors. July 8, 2008. Retrieved July 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Clippers Acquire Hassan Adams From Toronto Raptors". NBA.com. January 7, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2009.
  5. ^ "Clippers Waive Hassan Adams". NBA.com. January 7, 2009. Retrieved January 7, 2009.
  6. ^ Vojvodina Srbijagas inks Hassan Adams
  7. ^ Singapore Slingers sign Hassan Adams
  8. ^ "Hassan Adams Signs with AmeriLeague". AmeriLeague.com. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  9. ^ "AmeriLeague Founder Revealed As Con Artist". RealGM.com. October 22, 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

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