Don Adams (basketball)

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Don Adams
No. 32, 10
Small forward
Personal information
Born November 27, 1947
Atlanta, Georgia
Died December 25, 2013(2013-12-25) (aged 66)
Troy, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school South Fulton
(South Fulton, Georgia)
College Northwestern (1967–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 8 / Pick: 120th overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Pro playing career 1970–1977
Career history
19701971 San Diego / Houston Rockets
1971–1972 Atlanta Hawks
1972–1975 Detroit Pistons
1975 Spirits of St. Louis (ABA)
19751977 Buffalo Braves
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points 4,598 (8.8 ppg)
Rebounds 2,916 (5.6 rpg)
Assists 1,011 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Don Lamar Adams (born November 27, 1947 – December 25, 2013)[1] was an American professional basketball small forward. He was 6 ft 6 in 210 lb.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Adams attended Northwestern University and was selected in the 8th round of the 1970 NBA Draft by the San Diego Rockets. In his NBA career, Adams averaged 8.7 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per game. In the ABA, Adams averaged 10.1 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game and 3.9 assists per game.[2]

NBA/ABA career statistics[edit]

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 season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1970–71 San Diego 82 - 29.0 .409 - .731 7.1 2.1 - - 11.4
1971–72 Houston 3 - 13.7 .316 - .500 2.7 1.0 - - 4.3
1971–72 Atlanta 70 - 29.0 .394 - .747 7.1 2.0 - - 11.7
1972–73 Atlanta 4 - 19.0 .211 - .875 5.5 1.3 - - 5.8
1972–73 Detroit 70 - 25.7 .402 - .784 6.0 1.6 - - 9.3
1973–74 Detroit 74 - 31.1 .408 - .761 6.1 1.9 1.5 .2 10.3
1974–75 Detroit 51 - 31.1 .403 - .577 4.8 1.5 1.4 .4 5.9
1974–75 St. Louis 16 - 21.4 .429 .000 .773 4.3 3.4 .8 .1 6.3
1975–76 St. Louis 20 - 36.3 .394 .000 .759 5.8 4.4 1.9 .4 13.1
1975–76 Buffalo 56 - 12.6 .394 - .702 2.6 1.3 .5 .1 3.1
1976–77 Buffalo 77 - 22.2 .411 - .746 4.8 1.9 1.0 .2 7.3
Career 523 - 25.8 .402 .000 .741 5.6 1.9 1.1 .2 8.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1971–72 Atlanta 6 - 31.3 .357 - .696 6.3 2.0 - - 9.3
1973–74 Detroit 7 - 36.6 .384 - .571 7.3 2.9 .9 .1 9.1
1974–75 St. Louis 10 - 30.1 .427 .000 .714 4.7 4.6 1.7 1.1 9.0
1975–76 Buffalo 9 - 13.6 .417 - .857 3.0 1.4 .2 .0 4.0
Career 32 - 27.1 .397 .000 .694 5.1 2.8 1.0 .5 7.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adams, Don". deathnotices.michigan.com. 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Don Adams". Basketball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-22.