Richie Adams

Richie Adams
Personal information
Born (1963-03-15) March 15, 1963 (age 54)
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Career information
High school Benjamin Franklin
(Harlem, New York)
College UNLV (1981-1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 4 / Pick: 81st overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Career highlights and awards
  • 2ח PCAA Player of the Year (1984, 1985)


‹ The template Infobox golf ball biography has been considered for merging. › Richie Adams (given birth to March 15, 1963) can be an American known for his university basketball career in the University or college of Nevada, NEVADA (UNLV) aswell for his manslaughter conviction of the 15-year-old girl later on in his existence.

Early life

Adams was raised in the Andrew Jackson Casing Tasks in the Bronx, NY. At age group 13 he uncovered his like for golf ball after traveling to Hawaii to try out in a competition. He enrolled at Benjamin Franklin SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (BFHS) in East Harlem where he'd play with upcoming National Golf ball Association (NBA) participant Walter Berry aswell as Gary Springer, Kenny Hutchinson and Lonnie Green, most of whom had been jointly acknowledged with producing BFHS the country's top-ranked group in nov 1979. He performed on the Entertainer's Basketball Basic at Rucker Recreation area.

College career

After earning his GED from a Massachusetts junior college, Adams enrolled at UNLV to try out for the Jerry Tarkanian-coached Runnin' Rebels basketball team. A 6 foot 9 in (2.06 m) middle, he was called an athletic participant with great leaping capability who rose to prominence out of seemingly nowhere. Apart from taking one period off during college to cope with family members issues back NY, Adams starred at UNLV. During his profession he have scored 1,168 factors and grabbed 623 rebounds (his rebound total was a school-record at that time). In a single video game against Utah Condition, Adams have scored 37 factors and grabbed 18 rebounds, and it had been speculated that during Adams' best he could out-rebound Dennis Rodman. The 1983–84 and 1984–85 periods, his junior and mature periods, respectively, Adams was called the back-to-back Pacific Coastline Athletic Association Participant of the entire year. He averaged 12.7 factors and 6.7 rebounds his junior calendar year and 16.1 and 7.9 being a senior.

Professional career

After his collegiate career finished, the Washington Bullets selected him in the fourth around (81st overall) in the 1985 NBA Draft. Adams hardly ever made the ultimate roster, obtaining cut in schooling camp, and his professional profession consisted of a brief stint in america Basketball League and a go for few video games in SOUTH USA. Adams also acquired a brief stint in the Continental Golf ball Association, splitting the 1985–86 period between your Bay Condition Bombardiers and Baltimore Lightning.

Legal troubles and murder conviction

Adams was under no circumstances able to get away the road mentality where he was raised. He was on the self-destructive route throughout college which continued actually after he was drafted by an NBA group; 1 day after Adams was selected from the Bullets, he was caught for car robbery in the Bronx. He was billed with supporting a female in Manhattan, for purse-snatching, and once again for another car robbery. Adams used medicines heavily (particularly cocaine) and spent the majority of his attained basketball money in it.In 1996, Adams was arrested for manslaughter after Norma Rodriguez, a 15-year-old senior high school girl, was found deceased from a violent stomping on Oct 15 from the same year. Regulators traced Adams towards the criminal offense, and 2 yrs later on he was convicted of murder and provided a 25-yr jail phrase. He started originally offering his phrase in Rikers Isle Prison before obtaining shifted to upstate NY. His sentence will never be through until 2023.