Boston College landed yet another graduate transfer big man yesterday, this time from Southern Utah’s Andre Adams. Adams, a 6-9 230lb forward who will be eligible immediately, should provide yet another option for Jim Christian in the frontcourt alongside Steffon Mitchell, CJ Felder, Justin VanderBaan, Luka Kraljevic, and fellow grad transfers James Karnik and Frederick Scott.
Adams committed to Arizona State coming out of high school, but after tearing his ACL twice decided to transfer to Southern Utah, where he sat out the 2017-18 seasons. In two years of play there, he averaged 9 points and 6 rebounds. Adams also established himself as force in the paint, shooting 63.7% from the field and leading the team in blocks despite only playing in 23 games (for reasons that I just cannot find online for some reason).
Adams was a pretty well sought after recruit as well, and ended up choosing Boston College over schools like DePaul, Georgetown, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
He brings the total number of graduate transfers for the 2020-2021 season to four (Rich Kelly, G, is the fourth), and Jim Christian will be integrating a total of seven new players into the team now when you include Makai Ashton-Langford (transfer), and freshmen Demarr Langford and Justin Vanderbaan.
Adams seems to be one of the more intriguing prospects so far and I’m curious to see:
1) How the grad transfer heavy strategy will work for Jim Christian
2) How Christian manages so many power forwards in the rotation
Let us know what you think in the comments, and welcome to the Heights, Andre!