Hawks sign former Mount Saint Joseph star Jaylen Adams to multiyear deal
Feb 20, 2019 | 5:45 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.