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Player bio: David Adams :: Men's Basketball

  David Adams
David Adams
Player Profile

Tacoma, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 185




FRESHMAN (1999-00) - A sharp-shooting wing who showed flashes as a freshman…developed into a real threat from beyond the arc…the only newcomer to see action in all 28 games (24 starts)…led all WSU rookies in scoring at 7.2 points per game…scored season-high 20 points Jan. 20 versus Oregon State to become first Cougar freshman to hit 20 points since Isaac Fontaine in 1993-94…nailed four-of-four three pointers in that game and seven-of-eight from the field overall…seven double-figure scoring games on the season…12 points in Portland and Grambling State wins…solid effort at Colorado State resulted in 17 points…11 points and a career-high seven rebounds at UCLA…top returning free throw shooter at 75.4 percent (43-of-57)…first freshman to start at the off-guard position for WSU since Brian Wright in 1985-86…first Washington native to start for WSU since Seattle's Tony Harris in 1993-94.

HIGH SCHOOL – An All-State guard and two-time Narrows League MVP for coach Tim Kelly at Tacoma's Lincoln High School…started all but the first four games as a FRESHMAN…Narrows League champions and West Central District runner-ups as a SOPHOMORE…averaged 19.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in leading Lincoln to a 19-6 record as a JUNIOR…first team all-Pierce County…Narrows League MVP…shot better than 40 percent from three-point range in 1997-98.…as a SENIOR averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.1 steals per game, while earning Associated Press All-State first team honors…shot 43 percent from three-point range, 52 percent overall from the field and 82 percent at the free throw line…team finished 25-4 and placed fourth in state tournament…Narrows League champions…Narrows League MVP…Tacoma Athletic Commission player of the year…Tacoma News Tribune player of the year…W.I.B.C.A. (coaches) player of the year.

PERSONAL – Born David Earl Adams Nov. 5, 1980, at Tacoma, Wash…father Ike Howard, mother Roylene Adams…an only child…3.5 prep GPA…offered Ivy League scholarships for basketball based on his academic ability…interested in business and communications.

DID YOU KNOW? – David is a very good bowler and has been active in the sport since the sixth grade…his high game is 289.

DID YOU KNOW II? – David's high school coach, Tim Kelly, was a graduate assistant at WSU under former coach Kelvin Sampson.

Washington State Career Statistics

3-POINT REBOUNDS YEAR GP-GS FGM-FGA FG% FGM-FGA FG% FTM-FTA FT% OFF DEF TOT/AVE PF-DQ PTS AVE AST TO BLK STL MIN AVE 2000 28-24 65-160 .406 28-76 .368 43-57 .754 23 58 81/2.9 72-2 201 7.2 39 51 5 26 809 28.9 Career 28-24 65-160 .406 28-76 .368 43-57 .754 23 58 81/2.9 72-2 201 7.2 39 51 5 26 809 28.9

 David Adams' 2000 Season 

& Career Highs

pts: 20 vs. Oregon State (1/20/00) fgm: 7 vs. Oregon State (1/20/00) fga: 12 at UCLA (3/9/00) 3fgm: 4 vs. Oregon State (1/20/00) 3fga: 8 at UCLA (3/9/00) ftm: 6 at Texas-Pan American (2/28/00) fta: 8 at Texas-Pan American (2/28/00) reb: 7 at UCLA (3/9/00) ast: 4 vs. Oregon (1/22/00) to: 5 vs. USC (1/6/00) blk: 1 (five times) stl: 3 at Oregon (2/17/00) 3 at Texas-Pan American (2/28/00) min: 38 vs. Washington (2/5/00) David Adams' Top Games

Points 20 vs. Oregon State, 1/20/00 17 at Colorado State, 12/30/99 12 vs. Grambling State, 11/22/99 12 vs. Portland, 12/7/99

Rebounds 7 at UCLA, 3/9/00 5 vs. Southern, 12/4/99 5 at Texas-Pan American, 2/28/00

Washington State Cougars Men's Basketball