Courtesy of GoBonnies.com
He’s one of the most successful and accomplished players in St. Bonaventure basketball history. Now, he’s an All-American, too.
Tuesday, St. Bonaventure senior point guard Jaylen Adams was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press. Adams becomes St. Bonaventure’s fourth men’s basketball All-American, joining Bona legends Bob Lanier (1968-70), Andrew Nicholson (2012) and Tom Stith (1960-61).
The honor comes on the heels of a historic season for the Bonnies, as Adams led St. Bonaventure to a 26-8 record, an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament and a second place finish in the Atlantic 10. The Bonnies’ 26 wins set the school record and their win over UCLA in the First Four was the program’s first NCAA victory since 1970. In addition, the season included a 13-game win streak, which was the longest for the program since 1970.
Adams was the fourth-leading scorer in the Atlantic 10 Conference at 19.1 points per game. The Baltimore, Md., native also ranked third in the A-10 in assists (5.2 per game) and in three-point field goal percentage (.436), fifth in three-pointers per game (2.7), seventh in steals (1.5) and sixth in free throw percentage (.851). Adams’ season included two games of 40-plus points with 40 at Duquesne and a career high 44 against Saint Louis, a game in which he set a school record with 10 three-pointers. He scored in double figures 24 times with 12 games of 20-plus points.
His previous honors this postseason included All-District honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Year.
Over his career, Adams was a three-time, first team All-Conference selection. He is the top scoring guard in school history with 1,912 points. He also ranks second on the team’s all-time list for three-pointers (270) and third in assists (590). Over his four seasons, Adams helped the Bonnies to 87 wins, which is the most ever for a graduating class.
2018 MEN’S AP ALL-AMERICA TEAM LIST
Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure; Peyton Aldridge, Davidson; Grayson Allen, Duke; Mo Bamba, Texas; Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont; Joel Berry II, North Carolina; Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington; Desonta Bradford, ETSU; Tony Carr, Penn State; Gary Clark, Cincinnati; Xavier Cooks, Winthrop; Jermaine Crumpton, Canisius; Clayton Custer, Loyola of Chicago; Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Angel Delgado, Seton Hall; Kahlil Dukes, Niagara; Tre’Shaun Fletcher, Toledo; Marcus Foster, Creighton; Brandon Goodwin, Florida Gulf Coast; Isaac Haas, Purdue; Aaron Holiday, UCLA; Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Jemerrio Jones, New Mexico State; Nick King, Middle Tennessee; Kevin Knox, Kentucky; Fletcher Magee, Wofford; Caleb Martin, Nevada; Kelan Martin, Butler; Yante Maten, Georgia; Martaveous McKnight, Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Kendrick Nunn, Oakland; Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s; Jerome Robinson, Boston College; Junior Robinson, Mount St. Mary’s; Colin Sexton, Alabama; Landry Shamet, Wichita State; T.J. Shorts II, UC Davis; D’Marcus Simonds, Georgia State; Jonathan Stark, Murray State; Brandon Tabb, Bethune-Cookman; Zach Thomas, Bucknell; Seth Towns, Harvard; Allonzo Trier, Arizona; Grant Williams, Tennessee; Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga; Justin Wright-Foreman, Hofstra.