Less than 12 hours after a disappointing NBA draft night, St. Bonaventure star Jaylen Adams has signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
The 6-foot-2 guard out of Mount Saint Joseph joins draft picks Trae Young, Kevin Huerter (Maryland) and Omari Spellman as the Hawks’ newest acquisitions. Contract details were not immediately available, but players on two-way contracts can spend up to 45 days in the NBA while spending the rest of the season in the developmental G League.
While Kevin Huerter will start his NBA career as a first-round draft pick and Justin Jackson will try to start his after being picked in the second round, both former Maryland players will be part of rebuilding teams at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Adams’ accolades speak for themselves: After forgoing the 2017 draft to return for his senior season, he directed St. Bonaventure (28-6) to a 13-game winning streak and the NCAA tournament, finishing his career as the top-scoring guard in Bonnies history (1,912) and posting 19.1 points per game.