Trojans’ Junior Standout Has Received Five D1 Offers This Spring
Bishop Ahr’s junior forward, Quadry Adams, shown here attempting a free throw in the first half against Spotswood in a GMC Blue clash on December 21, 2018. Adams, who was selected GMC Hoops Junior of the Year, has garnered interest from plenty of NCAA D1 schools including five with scholarship offers this spring.
NORTH EDISON, NJ—While a number of GMC seniors have made commitments to attend colleges this spring, a junior is getting plenty of offers from a number of NCAA Division 1 Schools. GMC Hoops Junior of the Year, Quadry Adams of Bishop Ahr has recently received scholarship offers from five different D1 schools.
In just the past few weeks, GMC Hoops has learned via twitter that Adams has received offers from the following schools: Drake University, Bryant University, St. Francis University of Pennsylvania, University of Denver, and Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City. Adams has also garnered interest from Georgetown of the Big East and Notre Dame of the ACC among others. Playing with the NJ Panthers AAU this spring, Adams generated interest during showcases such as the Pittsburgh Jam Fest, Adidas Gauntlet, and Team Rio May Classic.
Adams, who finished his second year at BGA, helped lead the Trojans to their first GMC Blue title in seven years in 2018-19. Ahr, which had won at least a share of the Blue Division five straight times from 2008 to 2012, also reached the GMCT Quarterfinals for the second year in a row, and won its first state tourney game since 1981 when it defeated Donovan Catholic of Toms River in the 2019 NJSIAA Non-Public A South playoffs.
According to NJ.com, Adams played in 27 games this past season for Bishop Ahr, made 147 field goals, 18 three pointers, and 57 foul shots for a total of 412 points, or an average of 15.3 points per game. Adams also collected 88 rebounds, 64 assists, 52 steals, and five blocked shots. He averaged 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.9 steals per contest. Adams improved his productivity in field goals made, threes, assists, and steals this past season.
As a sophomore, Adams played in 24 contests, made 122 field goals, 6 threes, and 61 free throws for a total of 327 points, or an average of 13.6 points per contest. Adams also tallied 131 rebounds, 38 steals, 36 assists, and 16 blocks, or an average of 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.5 assists, and 0.7 blocks per contest. Over his two seasons at Ahr, Adams has compiled 51 games, 269 field goals, 24 threes, and 118 free throws for 730 career points.
Add to that 219 rebounds, 100 assists, 90 steals, and 21 blocks, and Adams has averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. Adams efforts helped Ahr to a 21-7 record, which was the first time that the Trojans won 20 games or more since the 1991-92 season, when the likes of Anthony Rosa, Greg Fowler, Darren Nicholas, and Gerard Wilson led BGA to its last MCT/GMCT crown. Those Trojans lost to McCorristin (now Trenton Catholic) in the 1992 state playoffs.
Ahr, which climbed to the top of the polls in the GMC from NJ.com, but was seeded fourth in the 2019 GMCT. The Trojans lost to fifth seeded Piscataway, which ended up in the GMCT Championship before losing to St. Joseph’s (49-46). Despite losing the likes of forward, Marquise Billingsley to graduation, will have not only Adams back but also a number of other players such as Derrick Grant, Jalen Jones, Ernest Carter, Saivon Pressley, Zayon Marsh, Omari Fleming, Samar Abdullah, and Hassan Jackson returning next year.
BGA also will have a familiar face in GMC athletics taking over as Athletic Director when Jerry Smith replaces Mike Wolfthal at the end of next month. Smith has coached at Woodbridge, Piscataway Tech, and J.F. Kennedy as well as served as AD at Kennedy and St. Joseph’s. Smith was at the helm during much of the Falcons dominance in GMC boys basketball over the past 12 years. Keep up the good work Quadry, and GMC Hoops looks forward to seeing you play again next season.