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UNLV CAREER Adams begins his fourth season with the Runnin' Rebels in 2007-08 ... has appeared in 102 career games, with 92 consecutive starts ... has scored 1,432 career points, which ranks 14th all-time at UNLV and seventh in MWC history ... has career averages of 14.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.7 spg, while shooting 40.4 percent from the field, 35.2 percent from 3-point range and 79.1 percent from the free-throw line ... appears in the UNLV record books for tying the individual mark for most steals in a game when he recorded eight vs. Colorado State on Jan. 18, 2006 ... is fourth all-time at UNLV with 169 career 3-pointers made and fifth in steals with 170.
JUNIOR (2007-08) Was selected first team All-MWC and was the MWC Tournament's MVP ... was also named to the NABC All-District 15 second team ... was named MWC Player of the Week twice in 2007-08 (has won the award three times in his career) ... led UNLV in scoring and was third in the MWC with a career-high 16.9 points per game average ... scored in double figures in 32 of 35 games and led the squad in scoring in 22 of those contests ... scored in double figures in 18 of his last 19 games ... reached at least 20 points in 12 games ... was second on the team and fifth in the MWC with 1.49 steals per game ... scored a career-high 33 points against Wyoming ... named Duel in the Desert MVP ... shot 42.2 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from 3-point range and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.
SOPHOMORE (2006-07) Named second team All-MWC ... was selected to the All-MWC Tournament team ... earned one MWC Player of the Week award ... made 67 3-pointers during the season, which was No. 10 on UNLV's single-season list entering the 2007-08 season ... only player to start all 37 of UNLV's games and averaged 31.0 minutes per game ... scored 13.9 ppg, had 3.8 rpg, 2.3 apg and 1.5 spg ... shot 38.4 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from 3-point range and 75.5 percent from the free-throw line ... was eighth in the MWC in steals ... led UNLV in scoring with 514 points and was second in scoring average ... scored in double figures in 27 games and led the team in scoring in 12 contests ... reached double figures in 20 of his last 27 games, including 14 of his last 18 ... eclipsed the 20-point plateau five times.
FRESHMAN(2005-06) Earned honorable mention for the All-MWC teams ... appeared in all 30 of UNLV's games and started 20 ... played an average of 28.3 minutes per game with averages of 10.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.4 apg and 2.1 spg ... shot 40.7 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from 3-point range and 72.3 percent from the free-throw line ... was second in the MWC in steals, 16th in assists, 18th in 3-pointers made and 19th in scoring ... led UNLV in steals, was second in assists, second in points scored, third in scoring average, third in 3-pointers made and fourth in rebounding ... tied for 58th in the country in steals per game ... scored in double figures in 16 games and scored 20 or more points three times ... recorded eight steals vs. Colorado State ... led UNLV in scoring in six games.
HIGH SCHOOL A 2005 graduate of Gulf Shores Academy in Houston, Texas ... lettered three years in basketball ... averaged 28.0 ppg, 12.0 apg and 8.0 spg as a senior ... as a junior averaged 21.0 ppg, 11.0 apg and 7.0 spg ... ranked as the No. 2 point guard in the nation by RivalsHoops.com and was ranked No. 19 overall regardless of position ... as a sophomore averaged 20.0 ppg, 8.0 apg and 6.0 spg ... his team won three straight Texas private-school championships ... team was ranked No. 6 in the nation his senior year ... coached by Kenneth Williams.
PERSONAL Jo'Van J. Adams was born March 9, 1985, in Houston, Texas ... nickname is "Wink" ... majoring in university studies and is scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2009 ... son of Reandre Adams ... has one brother, Jarvis (28) ... cousin Kenny Taylor played basketball at Texas.