Chase Adams transfers to Pitt from Centenary prior to his senior season. He is eligible to compete immediately for Pitt because Centenary is on probation and plans to move from NCAA Division I to NCAA Division III.
Named the Summit League Defensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in steals with 83...Ranked eighth in the nation in steals per game (2.7 spg)...All-Summit League honorable mention selection...Named to All-Louisiana State Writers Association honorable mention...Ranked 11th in the league in scoring (14.6 ppg.), third in assists (4.5 apg.), first in steals (2.7 spg.) and second in assist:turnover ratio (2.24)...Also averaged 4.2 rebounds and 34.5 minutes per game, converted 39.8 percent (72-181) of his 3-point field goals and 70.3 percent (97-138) of his free throws...Played in all 31 games with 29 starts...Scored in double figures in 16 straight games from Dec. 23-Feb. 21...High a season-high nine field goals at Texas Tech (Dec. 23) and North Dakota State (March 7)...Converted a season-best five 3-point field goals against Oakland (Jan. 8 and Feb. 7)...Scored a season-high 26 points vs. North Dakota State...Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds at LSU...Centenary finished 8-23 in 2008-09.
Started 29 of Centenary's 31 games as a sophomore...Led the Gents in assists (146) and steals (75)...Led the Summit League in steals per game (2.43)...Also ranked among league leaders in free throw percentage, assists, assist:turnover ratio and minutes played...Averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game...Finished with three double figure assist games on the year...Dished out 12 assists two times against both SMU and NSU...Scored a career-high 28 points vs. North Dakota State...Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds vs. IUPUI...Centenary was 10-21 in 2007-08.
As a freshman at Centenary, started 18 of the squad's 29 games played...Led the Mid-Continent Conference in steals with a 1.79 steals per game average (52)...Also finished with 90 assists and led the league in assist:turnover ratio...Also averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 assists per game...Reached double figure scoring in six times...Scored a season-high 17 points vs. Utah State...Dished out eight assists two times...Finished with a season-high six steals in a win over Western Illinois.
A 2008 graduate of Mount St. Joseph High School in Baltimore, Md. where he lettered for Head Coach Pat Clatchey...Two-time All-Baltimore City League and All-MIAA-A Conference selection...Led Mount St. Joseph to a No. 5 and No. 8 national rankings by USA Today...Helped guide the Gaels to a three-year 92-8 record, three MIAA-A and BCL regular season titles and two MIAA-A and BCL tournament championships...Concluded his career ranked among the school's all-time top-10 in steals...Also earned three varsity letters in football.
Born Chase Adams on December 30, 1988 in Washington, D.C...Son of Tangita Adams...Has one older sister Shayla...Plans to play professional basketball overseas after graduating...Signed on to play his senior year at Pitt after playing his first three seasons at Centenary...Centenary plans on moving from NCAA Division I status to NCAA Division III non-scholarship status next year...Pitt has had great luck with late signees: Ontario Lett, Donatas Zavackas, Antonio Graves are a few of Pitt's late signees...Social Science major.
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