Former Bonnie Adams agrees to free agent deal with Bucks

Jaylen Adams (right). (Photo: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

Courtesy of GoBonnies.com

MILWAUKEE – Former St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams has signed a deal to compete in training camp for the Milwaukee Bucks, NBA league sources reported Friday evening.

ESPN NBA analyst and St. Bonaventure Class of 1991 graduate Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal.

Adams spent much of the 2018-19 regular season with the Atlanta Hawks. He appeared in 34 games during his rookie year, including one start, and averaged 3.2 points, 1.9 assists and 1.8 rebounds. He also spent part of the year with Atlanta’s G League affiliate in Erie, including a 44-point effort during a November game when he tied the franchise record with 10 three-pointers. Adams began the year on a two-way contract that was converted to a full-time roster spot in February.

He was waived by Atlanta after averaging 9.2 points and 2.8 assists in 28.1 minutes in four games during the NBA Summer League last month.

An Honorable Mention All-American selection by the Associated Press following his senior season, Adams’ name is written throughout the Bonaventure record books.

Over his Bonnies career, Adams was a three-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 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. As a senior, he set the program record with 10 three-pointers in a 44-point effort vs. Saint Louis and helped the Bonnies to the NCAA Tournament and First Four win over UCLA.

In the 2018 NBA Summer League, he averaged 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game with the Hawks.

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