About Life Outside the 94
Yalonda is the mother of Jaylen and Brendan Adams and a former hooper at Wesley College. She was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame and scored over 1200 points at Wesley College. Growing up a tomboy, she played all sports but latched on to both track and basketball at Meade Senior High School. She has taken a very active and diligent role ensuring her boys have had the most beneficial academic and athletic opportunities over the past 20 years. She helped manage the Severn Athletic Club basketball program as the assistant commissioner for several years and later coached girls basketball at Meade Senior High. She has been the team "momager" on most of their AAU teams and for the past 16 years she has been the biggest supporter, fan, carpool driver, chaueffer, team mom, sandwich making, schedule secretary, cheerleading, coach, momager she could be.
Jaylen has had a ball in his hand since before he could crawl. Both Yalonda and his father Darryl were coaches on the high school level when he was born and he has been in the gym since 6 weeks old. He played for multiple AAU programs around the MD/DC area and attended Mount Saint Josephs Catholic High school where he was the point guard on 3 championship teams. He scored over 1000 points while there. He went into college underecruited, underranked, undersized, and underestimated but emerged as one of the top 25 players in college basketball. His senior year campaign consisted of numerous accomplishments and he finished school with the highest points scored by a guard in school history at St. Bonaventure University. He is currently on a 2 way contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
Brendan has also had a ball in his hand since birth and also played on various AAU teams throughout the MD/DC area. He just completed his senior campaign at Calvert Hall College High School as a combo guard, scoring over 1500 points in 3 years on Varstiy. After being heavily recruited by University of Georgia, Wyoming, UMASS, George Mason, George Washington, he originally committed to the University of Rhode Island in October of 2017. However, a decommit and transfer to UCONN is where he currently is located.