Adams Named All-District
March 5, 2008
LAS VEGAS - UNLV men's basketball junior Wink Adams has been selected as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Division I All-District Teams, which were announced by the NABC on Tuesday.
Adams was honored by being named to the All-District 15 Second Team along with Arizona's Chase Budinger, UC Santa Barbara's Alex Harris, New Mexico State's Justin Hawkins and Cal State Fullerton's Josh Akognon.
Adams, a 6-foot guard from Houston, Texas, leads UNLV this season in scoring with 16.0 points per game and free-throw percentage at 85.7 percent (108-of-126). He is second on the team in assists with 3.2 apg and second in steals with 1.6 spg. Adams leads the Mountain West Conference in free throw percentage, is third in scoring and fourth in steals.
Adams has scored in double figures in 26 of UNLV's 29 games this season, including 20 or more points eight times and a career-high 33 points against Wyoming on Jan. 23.
The NABC All-District 15 First Team consists of UCLA's Kevin Love and Darren Collison, Arizona's Jarryd Bayless, Arizona State's James Harden and USC's O.J. Mayo.
The NABC Division I All-District Teams recognize the nation's best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and are selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC. The 150 student-athletes from the 15 districts are now eligible for the State Farm Division I All-America teams, which will be announced on Saturday, April 5, at the 2008 NABC Convention in San Antonio.
UNLV, which is 22-7 overall this season and second in the Mountain West Conference with an 11-4 league record, will host Utah on Saturday at 1 p.m. in both teams' regular-season finale. The game will be a "White Out" for Senior Day with free T-shirts and posters being given away.