UNA Adds Basketball Talent

FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama men's basketball team has continued to build its 2012-13 recruiting class with the addition of 6-5 forward Bruce Adams. A transfer from Independence Community College in Independence, Kan., Adams averaged 12.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Pirates.

"Bruce is a winner on and off the floor," said UNA head coach Bobby Champagne. "He is well-coached and played in one of the best junior college leagues in the country."

While at Independence, Adams shot 53.3 percent from the floor during his sophomore season, leading the Pirates to an 18-4 record in the Jayhawk Conference. He was an honorable mention all-conference selection. His career highs include 27 points (vs. Garden City), 14 rebounds (vs. Coffeyville) and five blocked shots (vs. Butler).

Adams played at Leavenworth High School in Kansas. "He comes from a winning background," Champagne added. "He can really shoot the basketball, is an excellent rebounder but he's also a great team guy. Bruce can handle it like a guard and has the size of a small forward.

"He fits exactly what we are looking for. We are very excited to have him join our UNA family."

Adams joins Rashaun Claiborne, Jere Vucica and Demetrice Jacobs as the members of the 2012-13 UNA recruiting class.