Cowboy Hoops Adds to This Year’s Roster

by staff–28 Jul ’16

University of Wyoming head basketball coach Allen Edwards announced Thursday that Louis Adams has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Cowboys for the 2016-17 season. The 6-4, 185-pound guard out of Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, will have two years of eligibility remaining.

“To get this quality of a player this late in the recruiting process is a plus for our program here at UW,” Edwards said. “Louis brings edge, energy and excitement to what we are building here at Wyoming.”

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Adams helped lead his team to their first NJCAA National Tournament since 2011 and helped win an NJCAA Region 5 Championship. He averaged 11.9 points per game to go along with 3.5 rebounds. He was strong from the field shooting 53 percent to go along with 72 percent from the free throw line.

Adams closed out the season strong for Odessa College, as his team boasted an impressive 27-6 record. He averaged 18 points per game over his last nine games and 20 points per game in his last four contests. He earned All-WJCAC honors last season.

“First and foremost Louis Adams brings competitiveness and toughness to go along with a great attitude and athletic ability,” assistant coach Jermaine Kimbrough said. “He helps us athletically get to the next phase of this program and he can be a defensive stopper and a player to get the ball up and down the court.”

Adams played basketball for his father Louis Adams Sr. at Orr Academy High School.