Adams First Eagle Basketball Player of 2016 to Sign
MSJC's Roosevelt Adams became the first men's basketball player of the class of 2016 to sign a scholarship as he committed to The College of Idaho.
Adams, a graduate of Hemet West Valley High School, was a First Team All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference North Division player this past season as he helped the Eagles to their third straight conference championship. Adams was the team's top rebounder during the 2015-16 season as he pulled down 8.2 boards per contest. Adams also averaged 12.8 points per game as the Eagles finished the year 26-6 and reached the Southern California Regional Semi-Finals.
The College of Idaho is an NAIA Division I school, located in Caldwell, Idaho. The Coyotes finished this past season with a record of 17-13 they are a member of the Cascade Collegiate Conference. "Roosevelt will be a tremendous addition to The College of Idaho basketball program, and we welcome him into our family", said Coyotes head coach Scott Garson. "His versatility on the floor combined with his high character, will make Roosevelt a very special part of our campus community, the fact that he comes from a winning program at Mt. San Jacinto is as important as anything to us". "Having played for Coach Springer and his staff, he will be very prepared to make an immediate impact in our program".
Adams was one of five sophomores on this year's Eagles team. The Eagles have now won at least 20 games 9 years in a row and qualified for the post season a staggering 32 of the past 33 years. The rest of the 2016 class of MSJC men's basketball players are expected to be making decisions on their future in the coming weeks.
MSJC men's basketball player Roosevelt Adams became the first Class of 2016 Eagle to sign a scholarship, when he inked his National Letter of Intent to The College of Idaho. Above Adams is pictured with MSJC head basketball coach Patrick Springer and College of Idaho assistant coach Colby Blaine. Adams was a First Team All Conference player for the Eagles this year helping them to their third straight conference title and a 26-6 record. (left photo DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC)