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Star Track: Adam Hess

BasketballCollege BasketballCollege SportsColonial Athletic AssociationCollege of William and Mary

Adam Hess, 32, one of the better basketball players in William and Mary's recent past, signed Thursday to continue his professional career in Germany — where he recently acquired citizenship.

According to eurobasket.com, he will play for ratiopharm Ulm, a team that finished 24-10 this season in the Bundesliga and reached its playoff semifinals.

In the 2012-13 season, competing for Phoenix Hagen (18-16), whose playoff exit came in the quarterfinals, Hess averaged 11.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 23.6 minutes in 37 games. He shot 48.7 percent (76-for-156) from the floor, including 40.1 percent (69-of-172) from 3-point range, and 84.3 percent (59-of-70) from the free-throw line.

Throughout his European career, the 6-foot-7, 220-pounder has been known as a prolific scorer, a tough defender and proficient rebounder, despite not leaping particularly high or running particularly fast. Hess also has played pro ball in Spain, France, the Czech Republic and Italy, earning a host of all-star honors.

He was the Colonial Athletic Association Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year among all sports in 2003-04. Hess became the first Tribe player to lead CAA men's competition in scoring (20.3 ppg). A two-time first-team All-CAA selection, Hess scored 1,341 points for W&M despite playing less than three full seasons for the Tribe after transferring from Eastern Michigan. The Michigan native is among W&M's all-time leaders in scoring average (17.9 ppg).

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