Jeff Adrien

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Jeff Adrien
Jeff Adrien in 2013.jpg
Adrien with the Charlotte Bobcats in March 2013.
Free agent
Position Forward
Personal information
Born (1986-02-10) February 10, 1986 (age 29)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Brookline
(Brookline, Massachusetts)
Brewster Academy
(Wolfeboro, New Hampshire)
College Connecticut (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Pro career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Leche Río Breogán (Spain)
2010 Golden State Warriors
2010 Erie BayHawks (D-League)
2010–2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
2011 Golden State Warriors
2011 Benetton Treviso (Italy)
2011–2012 Houston Rockets
2012 Khimki (Russia)
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
20122014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014 Milwaukee Bucks
2014–2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
2015 Guangdong Southern Tigers (China)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Jeffrey "Jeff" Adrien (born February 10, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He formerly served as captain for the University of Connecticut Huskies.[1] Adrien is of Hatian descent.[2]

High school career[edit]

Adrien attended Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. He rose to varsity level as sophomore on Brookline's state finalist team that year.[3][4] As a senior, Adrien's team again reached the state championship. After his graduation (2004), Adrien attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro for a postgraduate year, playing in the Amateur Athletic Union,[5][6] before entering the University of Connecticut on a full scholarship.[7]

College career[edit]

Adrien played power forward for the University of Connecticut Huskies. In the 2007-2008 NCAA season, Adrien was named to the 2008 First Team All-Big East Conference, leading the team in points (14.8 ppg) and rebounds (9.7 rpg).[8] As team captain in the 2008-2009 NCAA men's basketball season, Adrien averaged 13.7 ppg, and 10 rebounds per game, constituting a rare double-double average. In 2009, The Huskies made it to the Final Four of the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, before losing to the Michigan State Spartans. Adrien finished his college career with over 1,600 points and 1,100 rebounds.[9]

As for style of play, Adrien said in an interview that he feels the best attributes that he brings to the game are his "leadership, rebounding, toughness, and the ability to score over taller guys". Adrien indeed demonstrated potential as a rebounder over taller players in the NBA pre-draft measurements; despite measuring shorter than average for a power forward for the NBA draft at 6'6.5" with shoes on, Adrien's wingspan measures an outstanding 7'2" and he weighed in at a formidable 236 lbs.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Adrien (left) playing for the Bobcats

Adrien was not selected in the 2009 NBA draft, but later signed with Spanish league's Leite Río Breogán in Lugo, Galicia.

In 2009, Adrien accepted an invite to play on a team in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The team was run jointly by both the New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. He also played for the Memphis Grizzlies in the Vegas Summer League. On the Grizzlies team, playing alongside fellow Connecticut alumni Marcus Williams, Rudy Gay and Hasheem Thabeet, he led the team in rebounding.

Adrien played for the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010.[11]

On August 24, 2010, Adrien was invited to the Golden State Warriors training camp.[12] On October 10, 2010, Adrien scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 22 minutes in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings[13] He made the Warriors' final roster, but was waived in December 2010 to make room for Acie Law.[14]

On December 17, 2010, Adrien signed with the Erie Bayhawks. He was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers two weeks later for Garrett Temple.

On February 24, 2011, Adrien re-signed with the Golden State Warriors following a trade that allowed roster space for him.

On June 30, 2011, Adrien was waived by the Golden State Warriors.

In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Benetton Treviso in Italy with an out clause to return to the NBA when the 2011 NBA lockout ended.[15]

On December 21, 2011, Adrien signed with the Houston Rockets, where he was reunited with his former University of Connecticut teammate Hasheem Thabeet.[16] He was waived on February 8, 2012.[17] In October 2012, Adrien was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[18]

On December 9, 2012, he was called up to play with the Charlotte Bobcats, where he was again reunited with a former University of Connecticut teammate in Kemba Walker.[19] On January 8, 2013 the Bobcats guaranteed Adrien's contract for the remainder of the season.[20]

On February 20, 2014, Adrien was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with Ramon Sessions in exchange for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour.[21]

On July 19, 2014, Adrien signed with the Houston Rockets, returning for a second stint.[22] However, he was later waived by the Rockets on October 27, 2014.[23]

On November 29, 2014, Adrien signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves to help the team deal with numerous injuries. Minnesota had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, one over the allowed limited of 15.[24] On January 7, 2015, he was waived by the Timberwolves after appearing in 16 games.[25]

On January 19, 2015, Adrien signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[26] Prior to Game 3 of Guangdong's semi-final match-up against the Beijing Ducks, Adrien was deactivated in order to open up a roster spot for Emmanuel Mudiay who returned from injury.[27]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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]

2010–11 Golden State 23 0 8.5 .426 .000 .579 2.5 .4 .2 .2 2.5
2011–12 Houston 8 0 7.9 .438 .000 .583 2.8 .1 .0 .3 2.6
2012–13 Charlotte 52 5 13.7 .429 .000 .650 3.8 .7 .3 .5 4.0
2013–14 Charlotte 25 0 10.2 .550 .000 .520 3.5 .3 .3 .6 2.3
2013–14 Milwaukee 28 12 25.2 .515 .000 .670 7.8 1.1 .6 .8 10.9
2014–15 Minnesota 17 0 12.6 .432 .000 .579 4.5 .9 .2 .5 3.5
Career 153 17 14.0 .474 .000 .628 4.3 .7 .3 .5 4.6


  1. ^ Powers, Ryan. "Men's Basketball: Jeff Adrien - UCONN | Men's Basketball". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ Dell’Apa, Frank, ed. (25 June 2009). "Sizing up Adrien - UConn forward should be worth a second look". Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
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  4. ^ [2][dead link]
  5. ^ "Adrien has been double trouble for UConn foes - The Boston Globe". 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Jeff Adrien - Yahoo! Sports". 2004-08-18. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  7. ^ Borges, David (2009-02-08). "Honors piling up for UConn's Jeff Adrien". The Register Citizen. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  8. ^ Jeff Adrien (2009-03-26). "Jeff Adrien Profile - UCONNHUSKIES.COM - The Official Website of the University of Connecticut Huskies". Uconnhuskies.Com. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  9. ^ Kessler, Jody (2009-04-15). "The toughest Husky around: Brookline’s own Jeff Adrien - Brookline, Massachusetts - Brookline TAB". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  10. ^ "DraftExpressProfile: Jeff Adrien, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  11. ^ Schroeder, Scott (2010-06-28). "NBA Summer League Rosters - Orlando". Ridiculous Upside. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  12. ^ Hanner, Dan (2012-09-26). "NBA News, Rumors, NCAA Basketball, Euroleague". RealGM. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  13. ^ "NBA - Sacramento Kings/Golden State Warriors Box Score Sunday October 10, 2010 - Yahoo! Sports". Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  14. ^ Hanner, Dan (2012-09-26). "NBA News, Rumors, NCAA Basketball, Euroleague". RealGM. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  15. ^ "Jeff Adrien to sign a one-year deal with Benetton Treviso | Serie A". Sportando. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  16. ^ "Rockets sign former UConn star Adrien,". Retrieved December 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Ultimate Rockets » Adrien goes from "player of the game" to waived. On the move, the timing and the player the Rockets get instead". 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  18. ^ Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps
  19. ^ Bobcats sign Adrien
  20. ^ Marc J Spears of Yahoo Sports: Bobcats have informed @adrien4 that his contract is guaranteed for the rest of the season.
  21. ^ Bucks Acquire Guard Ramon Sessions and Forward Jeff Adrien From Bobcats
  22. ^ Rockets Add Depth to Roster with Signings
  23. ^ Rockets Waive Adrien, Clark, Covington, Richmond and Smith
  24. ^ Timberwolves Sign Jeff Adrien
  25. ^ Timberwolves Waive Forward Jeff Adrien
  26. ^ Jeff Adrien signs with Guangdong Southern Tigers
  27. ^ Emmanuel Mudiay is back and helps Guangdong to avoid elimination

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