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Hawks sign former Mount Saint Joseph star Jaylen Adams to multiyear deal

Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Adams defends Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder during a game Jan. 15, 2019, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Adams defends Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dennis Schroder during a game Jan. 15, 2019, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton / AP)

Atlanta Hawks guard Jaylen Adams, originally signed to a two-way contract in the offseason, has agreed to a new full NBA deal.

Adams, a Mount Saint Joseph graduate, signed the multiyear contract, announced by the team Wednesday, after averaging 1.3 points in 10 games with the Hawks. He is moving into a more prominent role after Atlanta waived veteran Jeremy Lin on Feb. 11. Lin signed with the Toronto Raptors.

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The 6-foot-2 Adams, who played in college at St. Bonaventure, averaged 15.8 points and 6.3 assists in 19 starts with the Erie BayHawks in the NBA G League.

Jaylen Adams, a standout guard from Mount Saint Joseph and St. Bonaventure, has auditioned for 13 NBA teams in the hopes he'll be drafted Thursday.

As a senior at St. Bonaventure, Adams averaged 19.1 points, 5.2 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 37.0 minutes. He was the Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Player of the Year and an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American last season. He was first-team All-Conference in each of his final three college seasons.

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At Mount Saint Joseph, Adams scored over 1,200 career points and led the Gaels to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League championships as a senior in 2013-14.

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