Don Adams (basketball)

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Don Adams
Personal information
Born(1947-11-27)November 27, 1947
Atlanta, Georgia
DiedDecember 25, 2013(2013-12-25) (aged 66)
Royal Oak, Michigan
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Fulton
(South Fulton, Georgia)
CollegeNorthwestern (1967–1970)
NBA draft1970 / Round: 8 / Pick: 120th overall
Selected by the San Diego Rockets
Playing career1970–1977
PositionSmall forward
Number32, 10
Career history
19701971San Diego / Houston Rockets
19711972Atlanta Hawks
19721975Detroit Pistons
1975Spirits of St. Louis
19751977Buffalo Braves
Career NBA and ABA statistics
Points4,598 (8.8 ppg)
Rebounds2,916 (5.6 rpg)
Assists1,011 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Don Lamar Adams (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, 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. 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-22.