Adams was named one of the “10 most surprising players” in the country this season in an article by columnist Chris Johnson, who described the players on his list as those who exceeded expectations to a surprising degree.
He said the following about the Baltimore native, who averaged 18 points, five assists and four rebounds per game this year:
“Adams made the proverbial sophomore leap in 2015-16. His 3-point percentage rose from 32 to 44, he drew more fouls and converted more of his tries from the free throw line, and he played 95 percent of available minutes in Atlantic 10 play, the second-highest rate in the conference, after playing only 52 percent in 2014-15. And when Adams wasn’t on the floor, the Bonnies’ offense sputtered.
“It’s a shame Adams didn’t get to put his talents on display in the NCAA Tournament -- St. Bonaventure definitely had a compelling case -- but his performance going forward won’t be a surprise: Now we know Adams is good.”