General: The heart and soul of the ballclub ... A highly emotional player with a knack for igniting UA scoring runs ... Combines both power and athleticism at the guard spot and is a tenacious player on both ends of the court ... Has shown the ability to effectively score around the basket and on the perimeter ... Ranks in UA's career top-10 list in eight categories ... As a sophomore, played at the four spot and continues to improve in the swingman role ... Passed out a career-high 104 assists as a junior, and with an ever-improving jump shot, became be even more dangerous on the perimeter ... As a testament to his versatility, Adams the only player in Pac-10 history to record 1,800 points, 700 rebounds and 200 steals in a career.
2005-06 (Senior): Named Arizona's co-Most Valuable Player by vote of his teammates ... Finished his career ranked in the top 10 of eight statistical categories (1,818 points/7th; 750 FG/3rd; 1,503 FGA/3rd; 238 steals/2nd; 85 blocks/8th; 130 games played/T5th; 100 starts/10th; 3,609 minutes played/8th) ... His 82 steals as a senior was the third highest single-season total in Arizona history and ninth in Pac-10 annals ... Ranked 93rd nationally in scoring (17.5 ppg) and 16th in steals per game (2.7) ... Suspended March 6 for violation of team policy and did not accompany team to the Pac-10 Tournament ... Rejoined the team for the NCAA Tournament on March 17 ... Had 14 20-point games this season ... A USBWA all-District IX selection ... A first-team all-Pac-10 honoree ... A member of the preseason and midseason John R. Wooden Award All-America teams and the Naismith Award preseason and midseason Player-of-the-Year award watch lists ... Finished his career with nine double-figure efforts in 11 career NCAA Tournament appearances, all coming in his last nine appearances ... Finished the season as the Pac-10 leader in steals, while ranking third in scoring, 14th in rebounds (5.0 rpg) and seventh in minutes played (33.26) ... Adjusted nicely to his role on the perimeter ... Averaged 14.4 points, 3.7 rebounds 3.6 assists and 2.5 steals per game over his last 10 games, while shooting 48.2 percent (66-of-137) from the floor ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second consecutive week (Jan. 2) after averaging 28.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the pair of wins on the Washington road swing ... He was just the 13th player in conference history to win back-to-back P.O.W. honors at the time ... Earned Fiesta Bowl Classic MVP honors for the second time in his career after averaging 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals in the Dec. 19 and 21 games, while also earning Pac-10 Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time in his career ... Named "Weekly Watch" national Player of the Week by ESPN.com's Andy Katz after his performance on the Washington road trip ... Closed his collegiate career with 20 points, three assists and three steals on 3/19 vs. Villanova ... Returned to the lineup on 3/17 vs. Wisconsin in NCAA first round game and hit 10-of-14 shots en route to 21 points and three assists ... Collected eight points, two assists and three steals vs. Washington on 3/4 ... Hit 5-of-8 FGs en route to 12 points, three assists and three steals on 3/2 vs. Washington State ... Tallied 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals vs. Arizona State on 2/25 ... Collected 23 points, four rebounds and four steals on 2/19 at Stanford ... Finished out of double figures for the third time in five games with seven points at California on 2/16, but did manage four assists against no turnovers in 30 minutes ... Passed out a career-high nine assists to go with four rebounds on 2/11 vs. Oregon State ... Equaled a season-high with six assists to go with 14 points and six rebounds on 2/9 vs. Oregon ... Had his best shooting day of the season (8-of-10) to finish with 19 points, five boards and four steals on 2/4 at UCLA ... Did not score in double figures (9 pts.) for the first time in 24 games at USC on 2/2 to go with seven turnovers ... Moved into 10th place on the UA career scoring list by scoring 12 points at North Carolina on 1/28 to go with five rebounds and four assists ... Scored 21 points and equaled a career high with six steals on 1/25 at Arizona State ... Scored 16 points and added equaled a season-high with nine rebounds on 1/21 vs. California ... Topped the 1,600-point plateau for his career with 17 points on 1/19 vs. Stanford to go with three assists and four steals ... Posted 15 points, four rebounds and three assists on 1/14 at Oregon ... Became the fifth player in school history to register 200 career steals when he tallied five steals to go with a game-high 22 points on 1/12 at Oregon State ... Collected 16 points, three assists and a block on 1/7 vs. USC ... Posted his ninth 20-point game of the season with 21 points, a season-high six assists and four steals on 1/5 vs. UCLA ... Scored a career-high 32 points (5-of-7 3-pt. FG) to go with five boards and four steals in double overtime win at Washington on 12/31 ... Tallied 25 points, including 10 consecutive at one point, eight boards, four assists and three steals on 12/29 at Washington State ... Scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the second half of Fiesta Bowl Classic championship game win over Western Kentucky on 12/21, but equaled a career-high 21 FG attempts in the effort ... Posted 15 points, five boards and four steals on 12/19 vs. Sam Houston State ... Hit a career-high 13 FGs (in 19 att.) en route to 27 points, four boards, four assists and two blocks on 12/17 at Utah ... Tallied a season-high 27 points (9-of-12 FT) to go with eight boards and five steals vs. Saint Mary's on 12/10 ... Scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half to go with eight boards, five assists and no turnovers vs. Northern Arizona on 12/8 ... Equaled a season high with 21 points (9-16 FG) and nine rebounds on 12/3 at Houston, but did not start because he was late to the pregame meal ... Collected 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals on 11/27 vs. Virginia ... Tallied game-high totals of 21 points, nine boards and a career-best six steals vs. Michigan State on 11/23 ... Collected 14 points and three steals on 11/22 vs. Connecticut ... Posted 10 points and five boards on 11/21 vs. Kansas, but struggled from the floor, hitting only 3-of-16 attempts.
2004-05 (Junior): Named Arizona's co-Mr. Hustle, co-Most Inspirational and co-Best Defensive Player in a vote by his teammates ... Scored 984 points (14.7 ppg) over his last two seasons ... Named to the NCAA all-Chicago Regional team after averaging 20 points and nine rebounds, while shooting 68.0 percent (17-of-25) from the floor in the two games ... An honorable mention all-Pac-10 selection ... A second team NABC all-District 15 selection ... A member of the preseason Naismith Award watch list ... Showed great progress this season in moving to the perimeter ... Ranked second in the Pac-10 with 1.86 steals per game ... Averaged 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in two games at Madison Square Garden to earn a spot on the Preseason N.I.T. all-tournament team ... Shot 58.3 percent (28-of-48) from the field and averaged 16.5 points and 8.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament ... Registered 21 points, eight boards, five assists and a steal vs. Illinois in the NCAA Chicago Regional final on 3/26 ... Recorded his second straight NCAA Tournament double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds to go with two blocks on 3/24 vs. Oklahoma State ... Posted his fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds on 3/19 vs. UAB ... Tallied 10 points, five boards and two assists on 3/17 vs. Utah State in NCAA Tournament first round ... Posted five points, two boards and two assists in Pac-10 Tournament championship game vs. Washington on 3/12 ... Tallied 14 points six boards and four assists on 3/11 vs. Oregon State ... Passed out four assists against no turnovers to go with 10 points on 3/10 vs. California ... Tallied all 15 of his points in the second half to go with seven boards and two steals at Arizona State on 3/5 ... Scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half and finished with nine boards, six assists (no turnovers) and three steals in 37 minutes at Washington on 2/26 ... Tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and three assists on 2/24 at Washington State ... Posted his second double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds on 2/20 vs. Oregon State to go with two blocks and five steals ... Knocked down 7-of-11 FGs en route to 17 points, five assists and two steals on 2/17 vs. Oregon ... Tallied 11 points, five boards, three assists, two steals and no turnovers in 29 minutes at UCLA on 2/12 ... Hit 5-of-8 FG attempts and finished with 10 points on 2/10 at USC ... Tallied a season-best two blocks to go with 13 points, three boards, three assists and three steals on 2/5 vs. Stanford ... Hit 7-of-7 FGs en route to 15 points, six boards, four assists and four steals on 2/3 vs. California ... Tallied 10 points, nine rebounds and two steals on 1/29 vs. Washington State ... Collected seven boards and two steals on 1/27 vs. Washington ... Hit 6-of-10 FGs and finished with 12 points, six boards and six assists on 1/22 at Oregon State ... Posted 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and a career-high six steals on 1/20 at Oregon ... Totaled nine points, four steals, three boards, two assists and a season-high two blocks on 1/15 vs. UCLA ... Hit 7-of-9 FGs en route to 15 points, five boards, three assists and four steals on 1/13 vs. USC to become the 39th player in school history to score 1,000 career points ... Posted his first double-double of the season (seventh career) with 19 points and 10 rebounds at Stanford on 1/8 ... Hit 6-of-8 FGs en route to 16 points and two rebounds on 1/6 at California, which was his highest offensive output in nine games ... Posted a career-high seven assists to go with 10 rebounds and eight points on 1/2 vs. Arizona State ... Played just 18 minutes due to foul trouble, but passed out four assists vs. Richmond on 12/30 ... Finished with 13 points, a career-high five assists and four steals vs. Eastern Washington on 12/28 ... Equaled a season high with three assists to go with nine points and five boards on 12/21 ... Grabbed five rebounds (three offensive) on 12/18 at Marquette, including the key rebound with four seconds remaining to help UA secure the win to go with 14 points and three assists ... Scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half, including a put-back slam with 36 seconds remaining that iced the game on 12/11 vs. Utah ... Tallied a game-saving blocked shot with 30 seconds to go and added 12 points and a season-high nine rebounds on 12/5 vs. Mississippi State ... Hit 7-of-15 FGs en route to 16 points, a season-high equaling eight rebounds and three steals vs. Wyoming on 11/30 ... Posted season-high totals of 19 points (2-of-2 3-pt. FG) and eight rebounds on 11/26 vs. Wake Forest ... Tallied 10 points and six rebounds in 61-60 win over Michigan on 11/24 ... Scored a season-high 14 points, including his first trey of the year, and added five rebounds and three assists on 11/21 at Virginia ... Hit 5-of-6 FGs and added three boards and two steals on 11/18 vs. Wright State ... Led the team with three steals and added six points, eight rebounds and two assists on 11/16 vs. San Diego.
2003-04 (Sophomore): Helped USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying team post a 5-0 record and win the gold medal by averaging 10.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and a team-best 2.5 steals per game during the tournament in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ... Best effort was a 15-point, three-rebound, five-steal performance in USA Basketball's 87-64 win over Brazil on July 29 ... Honorable mention all-Pac-10 pick ... A Basketball Times all-Rockies selection ... A listed guard who slipped nicely into the four spot for Arizona ... Led the team with 515 points scored (17.2 ppg) and ranked second with a .542 FG percentage (47th nationally) and 45 blocks ... Became the 25th player (accomplished 41 times) in school history to score 500 points in a single season ... Ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with a .542 field goal percentage (.549 in Pac-10 play) ... Averaged a team-leading 21.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and a .579 FG percentage in three postseason games ... Posted three consecutive 20-point games three times this year and has 12 on the season, including two 30-point games ... Averaged 25.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in two Pac-10 Tournament games and was named to the all-tournament team ... Earned Pac-10 Player-of-the-Week honors Dec. 15 for his efforts vs. Texas and Marquette ... Named to the Fiesta Bowl Classic all-tournament team after posting 35 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, four steals and four blocks in the two wins ... Tallied 13 points (5-of-7 FG) and three rebounds vs. Seton Hall on 3/18 in the NCAA Tournament ... Hit 12-of-19 FGs en route to 30 points on 3/12 vs. Washington to go with nine boards and a Pac-10 Tournament record five steals in a career-best 39 minutes ... Posted game-high totals of 21 points (10-of-12 FT) and 14 rebounds (equaled a career high) in Pac-10 quarterfinal win over USC on 3/11 ... Collected 21 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals on 3/7 vs. Arizona State ... Equaled a career high with four assists on 2/28 vs. Washington State to go with seven boards and 11 points ... Collected 13 points, eight rebounds and two assists on 2/26 vs. Washington ... Hit 4-of-5 FG and 5-of-6 FTs en route to 14 points and seven rebounds on 2/21 at Oregon State ... Posted 19 points and eight rebounds in the second half en route to 26 points and 14 rebounds (fifth double-double) on 2/19 at Oregon ... Tallied 14 points, six boards and two steals on 2/14 vs. UCLA ... Six of his 15 points came in the decisive 23-5 second half run on 2/12 vs. USC ... Hit 5-of-8 FGs en route to 15 points, four boards and a steal on 2/7 at Stanford ... Tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks on 2/5 at California ... Registered eight points and seven rebounds on 1/31 at Washington State ... Tallied 19 points and six rebounds on 1/29 at Washington ... Equaled a career high with four assists, while scoring 20 points and adding four rebounds on 1/25 vs. Oregon ... Topped 20 points for the second straight game on 1/22 vs. Oregon State by hitting 9-of-12 FGs and finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds (fourth double-double of the year) ... Scored 20 or more points for the fifth time this season with 23 points (4-of-8 3-pt. FG) to go with nine boards on 1/17 at UCLA ... Tallied 11 points and two blocks at USC on 1/15 ... Posted his fourth double-figure rebound game with 10 vs. Stanford on 1/10 ... Led the Cats with 19 points and nine rebounds on 1/8 vs. California ... Hit 6-of-8 FGs en route to 14 points, six boards and a career-high five steals at Arizona State on 1/3 ... Registered 23 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to go with two steals on 12/30 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette ... Collected 12 points and a career-best four assists on 12/28 vs. Liberty ... Posted his second career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 11 rebounds on 12/22 vs. San Diego State to go with a career-best four assists ... Got off to a fast start against Saint Mary's on 12/17 by scoring 14 of his 23 points in the first half while adding three blocks and two assists ... Scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half of win over Marquette on 12/13 and hit 4-of-7 treys ... Exploded for a career-high 30 points and 10 rebounds (first career double-double) on 12/9 vs. Texas, UA's seventh 30-point game in the last five seasons ... Tallied 14 points, nine rebounds and set a career high with three steals in 38 minutes on 12/6 at Saint Louis ... Finished with 12 points, five boards, three blocks and two assists on 11/28 vs. Florida in MassMutual Classic ... Hit just 4-of-16 FG attempts in the season opener vs. Northern Arizona on 11/24, but managed career-high totals of nine rebounds and five blocks.
2002-03 (Freshman): Named to the Pac-10 all-Freshman team ... Ranked fourth on team with 54 offensive rebounds and sixth with a 9.1 ppg average ... Had five or more rebounds eight times this season ... Scored double figures in both games of the NCAA West Regional ... Collected 17 steals in his last eight games ... Named Arizona co-most outstanding freshman in a vote of his teammates ... Tallied 11 points (3-of-4 FG, 4-of-4 FT) to go with four rebounds and three steals on 3/29 vs. Kansas in West Regional final ... Hit 7-of-9 FGs en route to 14 points and three steals vs. Notre Dame on 3/27 in West Regional semifinal ... Made NCAA Tournament debut with eight points, three rebounds and two steals on 3/20 vs. Vermont ... Tallied nine points, three boards, two blocks and three steals on 3/8 vs. Oregon, including a highlight reel alley-oop from Jason Gardner that gave the team the lead for good ... Posted his second straight solid effort with six points, four rebounds, two blocks and three steals on 3/6 vs. Oregon State ... Tallied eight points, three rebounds and two key steals in Pac-10 title clinching win at Stanford on 3/1 ... Registered five points, five boards and an assist on 2/15 vs. USC ... Posted 12 points and three boards vs. UCLA on 2/13 ... Tallied 10 points, two rebounds and an assist on 2/1 vs. California ... Posted six points, two boards and an assist on 1/30 vs. Stanford ... Collected three points, two boards and a steal on 1/25 at Kansas ... Totaled two points, three boards and two steals on 1/22 vs. Arizona State ... Battled through a sprained ankle to score 11 points and grab four boards on 1/18 at UCLA ... Collected his third 20-point game of the season with a team-high 21 points at USC on 1/16, including a career-best 2-of-5 from three-point range ... Posted eight points and three boards in 19 minutes vs. Washington on 1/11 ... Tallied 14 points, five boards and two steals on 1/4 at Oregon State ... Scored 12 points (10 in first half) and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds in the win at Oregon on 1/2 ... Earned Fiesta Bowl Classic MVP honors after averaging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in the two wins while shooting 61.5 percent (16-of-26) ... Scored a game-high 17 points (7-of-9 FG) to go with six boards and his first collegiate trey on 12/30 vs. Boston University ... Posted another nice all-around effort with 18 points, seven rebounds (a season high), three steals and two assists on 12/28 vs. Davidson ... Tallied 11 points and five rebounds (4 offensive) on 12/21 at Louisiana State ... Collected eight points, five rebounds and a steal in the win over Texas on 12/15 ... Posted eight points and four boards in 14 minutes at San Diego State on 12/7 with no turnovers ... Made his first collegiate start on 12/3 vs. Saint Louis and tallied 10 points an assist and steal ... Topped the 20-point plateau for the second straight game with 21 points, six boards and three steals vs. Northern Arizona on 11/27 ... Opened the season with 22 points (9-12 FG), four rebounds, three assists and three steals on 11/23 vs. Western Kentucky.
High School: Prepped at Westchester High School ... One of five Southern California natives on the 2002-03 UA roster ... Named to the first team all-USA boys basketball team by USA Today ... A McDonald's All-American and second team Parade All-America pick ... Ranked as the nation's No. 10 overall recruit by recruitingusa.com and the nation's No. 6 shooting guard by Dave Telep of BlueChips.com and The Sporting News, who called Adams, "a warrior...and the heart and soul of a team loaded with Division I players." ... No. 19 recruit nationally by College Basketball News' Chris Monter ... Named California Mr. Basketball, the first guard to receive the honor since Baron Davis in 1997 ... The Los Angeles Times Player of the Year who averaged 18.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists as a senior for coach Ed Azzam ... Led the Comets to a 32-2 record and CIF Division I state championship ... At his best in big games, Adams totaled 24 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the state title win over Oakland Tech and poured in a game-high 30 vs. Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy ... A McDonald's All-American who scored 13 points and added four boards and two assists in the game at Madison Square Garden ... Added nine points and three boards in the Jordan Brand Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. ... Invited to participate in the 2002 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team Trials ... A second team prep All-America pick by SLAM magazine ... Played in the NBA Development Camp in New Jersey and the Nike Camp ... Participated in the 2001 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo., along with fellow Wildcat signee Chris Rodgers, on the West squad and averaged 19.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists, while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor in five games.
Total 3-Point Rebounds
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2002-03 32-5 572/17.9 118-241 .490 7-34 .206 48-61 .787 54-56 110 3.4 48-0 18 42 8 42 291/9.1
2003-04 30-28 915/30.5 200-369 .542 38-99 .384 77-105 .733 99-120 219 7.3 79-1 47 58 45 45 515/17.2
2004-05 37-37 1091/29.5 198-403 .491 13-43 .302 60-84 .714 99-123 222 6.0 76-1 104 86 18 69 469/12.7
2005-06 31-30 1031/33.3 234-490 .478 17-65 .262 58-95 .611 67-88 155 5.0 60-1 90 69 14 82 543/17.5
TOTAL 130-100 3609/27.8 750-1503 .499 75-241 .311 243-345 .704 319-387 706 5.4 263-3 259 255 85 238 1818/14.0