Chad Adams

Chad Adams

Player Profile


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 190





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Stevens: Lobos Men's Basketball 2012-13 Season Review

New Mexico wins two Mountain West titles, 29 games, and gains a new head coach


Post Game Notes


Stevens: Lobos Shocked 68-62 By Harvard's First-Ever NCAA Win

The Harvard Crimson become an NCAA Cinderella and advance to play Arizona for a Sweet 16 berth


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Harvard's attack and strength is on the perimeter, but New Mexico is a two-edged, inside-out sword


NCCA Tournament: New Mexico vs. Harvard

NCCA Tournament: New Mexico vs. Harvard


New Mexico vs. UNLV

New Mexico vs. UNLV


New Mexico vs. Wyoming: MW Quarterfinals

New Mexico vs. Wyoming: MW Quarterfinals


Men's Basketball vs. Wyoming

The Lobos celebrate the careers of the two winningest players in program history, Chad Adams & Jamal Fenton, vs. Wyoming


New Mexico vs. Colorado State

New Mexico vs. Colorado State


Four-year letterman who provided UNM with several options • could play the wing or down low • good leaper and excellent speed • Adams and teammate Jamal Fenton were part of a school-record 109 wins while at UNM...former teammates A.J. Hardeman and Phillip McDonald won 102 from 2009-12 • played in 128 career games, ranking 10th at UNM.

Played 26 minutes in four games in 2010, '12 and `13 • three rebounds, two assists and a steal in 15 minutes against Harvard in 2013...one steal in four minutes vs. Louisville in 2012 • scoreless with three rebounds in seven minutes against Montana and Washington in 2010

Solid with eight points, 11 rebounds and high energy on defense in the three games • productive against Wyoming with four points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 25 minutes, which was his most playing time in 14 games, since 31 minutes vs. Colorado State on Jan. 23 • two points and six rebounds in 13 minutes vs. San Diego State, his most boards in 15 games, since six vs. Colorado State on Jan. 23 • two points and two rebounds against UNLV in the title game, but outstanding defense on All-MW freshman Anthony Bennett

2012-13 • SENIOR

• Branch Law Firm Men's Basketball Awards • Co-Comeback Player of the Year

First 97 games of career (1 start)
2.6 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 8.3 minutes/game

Last 31 games (14 starts)
4.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 20.7 minutes/game

Stats & Trends
34 games played and he started 14 between Nov. 23-Jan. 23...came off the bench the last 15 games after Cameron Bairstow was inserted into the starting lineup permanently at Wyoming on Jan. 30...averaged 4.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 19.7 minutes in all games, 3.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 17.4 minutes in MW contests...had two double-doubles

Single Game Highlights
After not even playing against George Mason in the Paradise Jam semifinals, he came up big against (21) UConn in the 66-60 championship game victory...logged six points (1-1 FGs, 4-4 FTs), four rebounds and a steal in just 15 minutes against the Huskies...got a garbage basket to make it 58-55 UNM, then drew a charge on the ensuing possession • made his second career start in his 98th career game against Idaho...responded with nine points (4-6 FGs, 1-1 3s) and five rebounds • five points, two rebounds and a career-high three assists in 21 minutes against Portland • first career double-double in the OT win at Indiana State with 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds in 32 minutes...also a career-high 7 FTs made and 8 FTs attempted • eight points and four rebounds against USC...scored UNM's first six points on a pair of 3-pointers • 12 points against Valparaiso, leading UNM in scoring for the first time in his career • one game after leading the team in scoring for the first time in his career, he led UNM in rebounding for the first time with a season-high 13 points and 10 rebounds in a career-best 34 minutes against New Mexico State in The Pit...equaled career bests with 7-8 FTs • did not start against South Dakota State because he was late arriving for the game...finished with three points and three rebounds • after just 13 points and 13 rebounds the previous four games, he logged six points and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes against UNLV...accomplished this despite being helped from the floor with 3:05 left in the first half with a hyperextended right knee...also did yeoman's work in defending UNLV star Anthony Bennett, limiting him to 12 points and six rebounds • did not start against Fresno State due to the tender knee, but contributed two points and three rebounds in 14 minutes • tied a career high with 34 minutes played at Boise State, but scoreless (0-6 FGs) for the first time since the second game of the season • led the team in rebounding with six, and scored 13 points on 3-5 FGs and a perfect 6-6 from the line against Colorado State • came into the Nevada game having scored just four points (2-7 FGs) with no rebounds the previous two games, but came off the bench to log 10 points (4-5 FGs, 2-2 3s), four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 21 minutes...his eight second-half points came in a span of 2:47 as UNM turned a 51-50 deficit into a 60-53 lead • four points and three rebounds in nine minutes at (22/21) Colorado State • two points on a fast-break dunk in 13 minutes against San Diego State • five points at Nevada • nine points, two assists, one rebound and one steal in 22 minutes at Air Force, making 4-6 FGs...it was his best output in 10 games, since 10 points against Nevada in The Pit

2011-12 • JUNIOR

• Branch Law Firm Men's Basketball Awards • Comeback Player of the Year •

Missed the exhibition season and the opening first two games of the season due to a suspension • saw his first action in the final minute of the first half against Arizona State • saw first significant action of the season against Santa Clara, scoring five points in 13 minutes • had 11 points in 20 minutes, filling in for an ill Cameron Bairstow, going 4-for-8 against Washington State • had four points in 10 minutes against Boston College • was superb against Montana State, going for 11 points, hitting a pair of threes • had two points and four rebounds against UMKC • solid agianst New Mexico State with seven points on 3-of-5 shooting as UNM's bigs got into foul trouble • scored two points on free throws in 11 minutes against Houston Baptist • scored six points with two assists and a career-high three steals against North Dakota • was again big in Laramie, going 2-for-2 with a team-best two steals in a 10-point road win • chipped in five points against Colorado State • had three rebounds against Air Force

2010-11 • Sophomore

Averaged 3.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg and 10 minutes a game • a three-pointer and one rebound in seven minutes against UTEP in the NIT opener • had just four points and six rebounds in 48 minutes his previous eight games • two points and a career-high five rebounds in 18 minutes March 5 against Air Force • 10 points in 12 minutes at Air Force Feb. 1, drilling 4-5 FGs and both of his threes • Great second half in the win over No. 9 BYU Jan. 29 with seven points and three rebounds in just eight minutes • Made his first career start Jan. 12 against Colorado State • had four points, two rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes • nine points on 3-3 FGs from three-point in a career-best 25 minutes at Wyoming Jan. 8 • the three threes tied a career-high • A combined 26 points in consecutive games against Longwood and The Citadel on 10-12 FGs, 3-3 from three and 3-3 FTs in 31 minutes • scored 23 of the 26 points in the second half • 11 points on a career-best 3-3 FGs from three-point against The Citadel • also three rebounds, two assists and a block • A career-high 15 points - all in the second half - against Longwood • made 7-9 FGs and 1-1 FTs plus two steals in just 16 minutes of action • Four points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal vs. Arizona State • played just five minutes against San Diego State, scoring two points • recorded four points on 2-of-3 shooting at Air Force • scored eight points in just seven minutes against SDSU, including a season-best two three-pointers • scored five first half points against Colorado State • hit two free throws in five minutes against TCU • scored four points in three minutes against Boise State • saw action in two conference tournament games, logging five minutes and a rebound • recorded a steal in his only action of the NCAA Tournament, against Louisville
2009-10 • Freshman

Reserve who played the 3 or 4 • averaged 5.5 minutes in 31 games • five points vs. Wyoming in The Pit, the most since five at Air Force...went 2-2 from the floor in nine minutes against the Cowboys • five points and a season-high four rebounds in eight minutes vs. Colorado State on Jan. 23 • Three points and two rebounds in five minutes vs. Creighton • Season-high 13 points vs. Miami (Ohio)...made 4-4 FGs and 4-4 FTs in a season-high 14 minutes • Played three minutes at New Mexico State, scoring two points in his Lobo debut

High School

A 2009 graduate of Albuquerque Highland HS • Rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com entering his senior season • Ranked as the No. 54 shooting guard in the class of 2009 by ESPN.com • Albuquerque Player of the Year and second team all-state as a senior after averaging more than 20 points, 10 rebounds and two assists a game • Led the Hornets to a second-place finish in the state Class 5A tournament • Played for head coach Danny Brown • Averaged 17.1 ppg and 11.3 rpg as a junior, earning second team all-state honors


Full name is Chad Rishard Adams • Born September 24, 1990, in Fairfield, Calif., which is near Oakland • Son of Stephen and LaConya • Father is still active in the Air Force, operating the Mental Health Flight at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque • Mother is in the Air Force Reserves • Has two brothers, Stephen and Christopher, and a sister, Jasmine • Majoring in University Studies