Darius Adams

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Darius Adams
No. 4 – Qingdao Eagles
PositionPoint guard
LeagueCBA
Personal information
Born (1989-04-17) April 17, 1989 (age 30)
Decatur, Illinois
NationalityAmerican / Bulgarian
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolMacArthur (Decatur, Illinois)
CollegeLincoln (IL) (2007–2009)
Indianapolis (2009–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012Guaiqueríes de Margarita
2012Los Prados
2012Reales de La Vega
2013Kryvbas
2013Entente Orléanaise 45
2013–2014Eisbären Bremerhaven
2014SLUC Nancy
2014–2016Laboral Kutxa Baskonia
2016–2019Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2019–presentQingdao Eagles
Career highlights and awards

Darius Anthony Adams (born April 17, 1989) is an American-born naturalized Bulgarian professional basketball player for the Qingdao Eagles of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard position.

Professional career[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

Adams went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In February 2012, he joined Guaiqueríes de Margarita of Venezuela for the 2012 LPB season. Following the LPB season, he joined Los Prados of the Dominican Republic for the 2012 District National season. On June 9, 2012, he recorded a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. In August 2012, he signed with Reales de La Vega, for the rest of the 2012 LNB season.[1]

2012–13 season[edit]

On January 12, 2013, Adams signed with SC Kryvbas of the Ukraine, for the rest of the 2012–13 season.[2] In April 2013, he left Kryvbas[3] and signed with Entente Orléanaise 45 of France, for the rest of the season.[4]

2013–14 season[edit]

On July 21, 2013, Adams signed with Eisbären Bremerhaven of Germany for the 2013–14 season.[5] In 34 games, he averaged a league leading 18.0 points, as well as 4.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. In April 2014, he was named the 2014 BBL Best Offensive Player.[6]

2014–15 season[edit]

On July 1, 2014, Adams signed with SLUC Nancy of the French LNB Pro A.[7] On December 24, 2014, he left Nancy and signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of Spain, for the rest of the season.[8]

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 25, 2015, Adams re-signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia for one more season.[9] He qualified to the 2016 Euroleague Final Four, and five days later, he scored 41 points in a Liga ACB game against Montakit Fuenlabrada, becoming the first player of the club in 25 years that made such a performance.[10]

2016–17 season[edit]

On July 29, 2016, Adams signed with Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association.[11][12] During that season, Adams would not only prove to be a valuable player for the Flying Tigers, but he would also help them provide the best record of the CBA season and get them to their fifth ever CBA Finals appearance. Not only that, but Adams would prove to be the team's MVP during that series, as his presence would be a great reason as to why Xinjiang won their first ever CBA Finals championship over the powerhouse Guangdong Southern Tigers by sweeping them 4–0.

2017–18 season[edit]

Adams re-signed with Xinjiang Flying Tigers, appearing in all 41 games in the season while averaging 42.6 minutes per game. Adams averaged 38.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 2.6 steals to lead the CBA in scoring per game in the regular season.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15 Baskonia 14 10 26.0 .445 .417 .864 2.4 2.8 1.1 .1 12.2 10.2
2015–16 Baskonia 29 29 25.2 .395 .338 .827 2.2 4.0 1.3 .1 13.2 12.0
Career 43 39 25.5 .409 .358 .838 2.4 2.8 1.1 .1 12.9 11.4

Liga ACB[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Baskonia 25 12 20.9 .380 .350 .833 2.0 2.4 1.3 .0 9.0
2015–16 Baskonia 41 34 25.7 .419 .364 .862 2.6 3.3 1.3 .1 16.4
Career 66 46 23.9 .404 .359 .851 2.4 3.0 1.3 .1 13.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REALES DE LA VEGA SE REFUERZA CON DARIUS ADAMS". piratasdelbasket.es (in Spanish). August 9, 2012. Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Krivbasbasket signs Darius Adams, Lazar Trifunovic". Sportando.com. January 12, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "Darius Adams on tryout with Orleans". Sportando.com. April 8, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "Orleans keep Darius Adams for the season". Sportando.com. April 11, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  5. ^ "Eisbaren Bremerhaven land Darius Adams". Sportando.com. July 21, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  6. ^ "Adams is Beko BBL Best Offensive Player, Hammonds is top defender". Sportando.com. April 22, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Nancy : Darius Adams nouveau meneur du SLUC". Sport365.fr. 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-07-01.
  8. ^ "Laboral Kutxa Baskonia incorpora al base Darius Adams hasta final de curso" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  9. ^ "Darius Adams será baskonista una temporada más". baskonia.com (in Spanish). July 25, 2015. Retrieved July 25, 2015.
  10. ^ "Los hitos de Darius Adams" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 24 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  11. ^ "欢迎达柳斯•亚当斯加盟新疆广汇篮球俱乐部" (in Chinese). xjfeihu.com. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Laboral bids goodbye to Darius Adams". eurohoops.net. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  13. ^ "官宣!新疆确定新赛季双外援 亚当斯携手姚明克星_体育_腾讯网". sports.qq.com. Retrieved 2019-12-07.

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