ADAMS RECEIVES BIG SKY MENâ€™S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK ACCOLADES
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State junior Roderick Adams was named the Big Sky Conference’s co-Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after helping lead the Hornets to a 105-83 victory over Weber State.
Adams shared this week’s award with Idaho State’s David Schroeder. Adams joins senior Alex Bausley (Nov. 21) as the two Hornets to earn the Big Sky’s weekly honor this season.
Adams tallied 20 points, seven assists, seven steals and five rebounds with just one turnover against a Weber State team that won a share of the Big Sky’s regular season title. The combo guard shot 7-of-8 from the field and 6-of-9 from the free throw line in a career-high 35 minutes. The 20 points and seven steals were also career highs, and the steals tied for the third best mark in Sacramento State’s Div. I (1991-pres.) single-game history.
The Dallas native scored 13 of his 20 points in the first half, helping the Hornets to a big lead they would never relinquish. Adams missed just one shot from the field all night, and his seven made field goals and six made free throws were also career highs. He led a Sacramento State defense which finished with 19 steals (two shy of the program record) and forced 29 Weber State turnovers.
Adams had already matched his season high in points by halftime, and he finished the last two weeks of the season in impressive fashion. After scoring in double figures just once through the first 25 games of the season, Adams tallied at least 10 points each of the last four games and shot 57.6 percent (19-33) from the field over that span. In his first season with Sacramento S tate after transferring from Collin County Community College, Adams finished the season ranked third in the Big Sky with an average of 2.03 steals per game.
Sacramento State’s game marked the season finale as the team finished the year with a 10-19 overall record and a 5-11 mark in the Big Sky. After advancing to the Big Sky Tournament each of the last four years, the Hornets will miss this year’s postseason event as the top six teams in the nine-member league advance.