Hassan Adams

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Hassan Adams
Singapore Slingers
Position Swingman
League ASEAN Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1984-06-20) June 20, 1984 (age 30)
Inglewood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Westchester (Los Angeles, California)
College Arizona (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 New Jersey Nets
2007–2008 Ignis Novara
2008 Siviglia Wear Teramo
2008–2009 Toronto Raptors
2009 Vojvodina Srbijagas
2010–2011 Rain or Shine Elasto Painters
2012–2014 Guaros de Lara
2014–present Singapore Slingers
Career highlights and awards

Hassan Olawale Adams (born June 20, 1984) is an American professional basketball swingman who played in the National Basketball Association as well as across Europe, the Philippines and Venezuela.

High school career[edit]

Hassan Adams attended Westchester High School in Westchester, Los Angeles, where he averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists while leading his team to a 32–2 record, the California State Division I-A Championship, and a USA Today No. 1 ranking in his senior year. A McDonald's All-American and second team Parade All-America pick. Named California Mr. Basketball, the first guard to receive the honor since Baron Davis in 1997. He received the nickname "Hot Sauce" while in high school; the nickname stayed with him throughout his college career.

Collegiate career[edit]

Hassan played collegiately at the University of Arizona from 2002 to 2006. Adams played primarily at the small forward position under coach Lute Olson and wore number 21 throughout his collegiate career. He was named All-Pac-10 First Team in 2006.

2006 NBA Draft[edit]

In the 2006 NBA Draft Adams was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round with the 54th pick. In pre-draft workouts Adams was injured after Texas forward P. J. Tucker stepped on his foot.

Professional career[edit]

Hassan Adams made the New Jersey Nets roster and in his rookie year and started eight games, finishing with 61 played games that season. He scored his first points on November 24. On November 29, 2006, Adams scored a career-high 16 points against the Boston Celtics in 23 minutes of playing time.

On July 14, 2007, the Nets waived Adams.[1]

Adams worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers and played in three preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 2.7 ppg, 0.7 rpg and 0.3 apg in 6.3 mpg. On October 27, 2007, the Cavs waived him.[2]

On July 1, 2008, Adams signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors after attending the team's free-agent camp.[3]

On January 7, 2009, Adams was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers along with cash considerations for a future conditional second-round pick.[4] He was quickly waived by the Clippers,[5] and signed with KK Vojvodina Srbijagas shortly after.[6]

In 2011, Adams played in the Philippine Basketball Association as an import for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters during the 2011 PBA Commissioner's Cup.

In July 2014, he signed with the Singapore Slingers for the 2014 ABL season.[7]

NBA 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
2006–07 New Jersey 61 8 8.1 .556 .000 .667 1.3 .2 .3 .1 2.9
2008–09 Toronto 12 0 4.3 .308 .000 .500 .6 .1 .1 .1 .9
Career 73 8 7.5 .534 .000 .643 1.2 .2 .2 .1 2.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New Jersey 6 0 1.5 .500 .000 .000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .3
Career 6 0 1.5 .500 .000 .000 .2 .0 .0 .0 .3

References[edit]

  1. ^ NETS WAIVE HASSAN ADAMS
  2. ^ "Cleveland Waives Adams And Rice". [RealGM Staff Report]. October 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Raptors Sign Free Agent Hassan Adams". Toronto Raptors. July 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Clippers Acquire Hassan Adams From Toronto Raptors". NBA.com. January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  5. ^ "Clippers Waive Hassan Adams". NBA.com. January 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-07. 
  6. ^ Vojvodina Srbijagas inks Hassan Adams
  7. ^ Singapore Slingers sign Hassan Adams

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