Andre Adams is transferring from Arizona State basketball, the second player to do so since the end of the season.
Adams, a 6-9 forward from Avondale played in 14 games as a redshirt freshman, averaging 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds. He underwent major knee surgery in 2014 and again on the same knee in 2015 then redshirted in the 2015-16 season.
“We appreciate Andre’s contributions on and off the court and wish him the best,” ASU coach Bobby Hurley said in a statement.
Jethro Tshisumpa, 6-10 forward, also is transferring after his freshman season.
ASU now has six returning scholarship players — Tra Holder, Shannon Evans, Kodi Justice, Ramon Vila, Romello White and Vitaliy Shibel. White and Shibel did not play this season due to academics or injury.
Incoming scholarship players are forwards Mickey Mitchell, Kimani Lawrence, Kenny Wooten and De’Quon Lake and guard Remy Martin. Mitchell is a transfer from Ohio State who practiced with ASU in the second semester. Lawrence and Martin signed in the fall. Wooten and Lake will sign during the spring signing period.
The Sun Devils (15-18 last season) still can add two scholarship players for 2017-18 if they choose.
Hurley still is recruiting while also helping his father Bob deal with the impending closure of St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, N.J. The senior Hurley has coached at St. Anthony for 50 years in his Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame career. St. Anthony is closing June 30 due to low enrollment. Bob Hurley’s other son Dan is coach at Rhode Island.