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Senior Night #2 Ace Jaylen Adams


(family introduction for senior night)

2 biggest fans.  Mom and Grandmom

(family with Dad and Brendan in the background)

Ace,

Decided to hold off writing about this until after your FINAL game of the conference season. It took 3-5 players to shut you down tonight in St. Louis. The Bonnies finish the season on a 12 game winning streak and a 2nd place finish on the back of your leadership.

Senior Night 2018. UNREAL. 34 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. MY, my, my, how the conversation has ratcheted up about you. What a way to end your career at your last HOME GAME in the Reilly Center EVER. 3 OTs. Against a team (Davidson) that you were tied for 2nd place with. Game start time 9. Game end time 12:15. Who knew it would be so epic. Who knew that you would foul out at the REILLY CENTER on your last home game night and your team would still manage to walk away with a W.

In the midst of all the hype, who would understand that once again I would have to make the sacrifice of driving that 5.5 hours each way within a span of 15 hours to ensure that your lil' bro could play in what was his last game of his HS career. He didn’t want to miss YOUR MOMENT. Therefore I made sure he did'nt.

(photo of your support team Tara, Taylor, Mom, Jay, Nanny, Pop, and B)

Unfortunately, you were not able to experience that WIN in front of the students but the Bonaventure community certainly came to support your team. It was to write a blurb about their support because it has been there ever since you were an unknown freshmen.

(letter to fans and coaches)

People not believing has been your motivation. Plus being under the radar ALLOWED you to grow. And as Schmidt stated, "You have that GOD-GIVEN FEEL." But the most respect comes when it's from other coaches from other teams. "Instinctual and not a HUNTER of shots," as stated by Richmond coach Mooney.

(final game ticket stub)

(homemade poster by your godfamily)

(senior night program)

RECORDS

  • Longest ATLANTIC 10 winning streak for the Bonnie Program 12 in conference

  • Three 20+ wins season in a row since 1958-61

  • Program record for most wins by a Bonaventure Player 83 and counting (+Taquee)

  • Yet another record was set on your final home game. “First time 3 players on one team scored over 30 points in a game"

  • 6th highest scoring player in Bonaventure History (1835 and counting)

  • Highest scoring guard in Bonaventure History

  • 3rd in assists in Bonaventure History (558)

  • 2nd in 3-Point Goals at (258)

  • School records on Threes in 1 game (10)

  • 3rd player to post back to back 40 point games in program history (Bob Lanier (1969), Tom Stith 1959)

  • 1st division 1 player to post back to back 40 point games since 2014

PRESEASON HONORS

  • Wooden Award Watch List

  • Naismith Trophy Watch List

  • Oscar Robertson Award Watch List

  • Bob Cousey Award Watch List

  • First Team All-Atlantic 10

  • Blue Ribbon Yearbook A-10 (Pre-Season POY)

  • NBC Sports A-10 Pre-season POY

  • Top 50 Players in Nation by ESPN

  • 19th on CBS Sports List of Top 100 players in college basketball

  • Highest Scoring Tandem in College (Adams/Mobley)

  • All American Candidate

  • Highest Preseason Ranking since the division as only been one.

Other Notables Started all 105 games and counting you played.

To you my son CONGRATS! Way to finish 4 years of regular season play. Now let’s go get that SHIP! LOVE YA BOY!

Post Season Awards to coming soon.....

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