Senior Send-Off: San Francisco’s Chris Adams


Though not a marquee name on the San Francisco roster, Chris Adams has been a solid four year contributor to the men’s basketball program. He is a player with a great sense of humor, comedic talent and serious shooting ability that has been admired by his teammates and relied upon in the tight games by USF Head Coach Rex Walters.

The Covina, California native finished his career with the Dons ranked 8th on the all-time list for three pointers made. Over the course of his career, Adams made 143 shots. Of that total, a whopping 122 of them came from beyond the three point arc. If there was a three point shot to be made, Adams was the go-to guy.

One of his most memorable moments came when he was a junior in 2013. Adams hit a three point shot at the end of regulation in a closely contested game against Portland on the Pilots home court, sending the game into overtime where USF eventually won 87-80.

During the 2014-2015 season, his senior year, he was 10 for 19 in three point shots during a four game series against Houston Baptist, Eastern Washington, Cal Poly, and Portland State.

Adams achieved his career scoring high of 21 points in 2013 against Idaho State, a game in which he connected on 7 three point shots.

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Adams first emerged as a sophomore during the 2012-13 season, when he came off the bench at the beginning of the season but ended the season as a starter. He was ranked 5th  in the WCC with a 42.9% three point field goal percentage that season. In a marquee USF upset win against BYU, he scored 17 points while going 5 -6 from three point range. The team tied a school record making 14 threes in that game.

Adams was loyal to the program during all four years at USF while calmly handling the ups and downs. He will be missed for his leadership skills, sense of humor, and outstanding clutch play.