Adams Leaves Men's Basketball Team

April 20, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - Sophomore David Adams (Tacoma) has been given his release from the Washington State men's basketball team and will transfer at the end of the semester, head coach Paul Graham announced, Friday.

A two-year player for the Cougars, Adams averaged 8.7 points and 1.8 rebounds last season. During his WSU career, Adams appeared in all 56 of WSU's games and averaged 7.9 points and 2.3 rebounds. He made 41 starts, 24 as a freshman and 17 as a sophomore while averaging 26.2 minutes per game. Adams also earned honorable mention on the 2001 Pacific-10 All-Academic team.

'I have enjoyed my two years at Washington State,' Adams said. 'I will miss the friends I have made here, but I feel a change is necessary for me right now. I wish the program the best.'

Graham stated, 'I am saddened by the departure of David Adams from our basketball team. He has been an integral part of our program for two years and has done everything we have asked him to do.'

Graham added, 'David will be sorely missed as we continue to build our program. In conversations with David, I told him how important he has been to our program and tried to convince him to stay. Unfortunately, David feels he needs a change of scenery. We wish him the best.

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