UW vs. San Diego State Men's Basketball

Wyoming’s Josh Adams shoots over San Diego State’s Trey Kell during their game on Feb. 24, 2016 at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.

Former University of Wyoming basketball standout Josh Adams has been invited to training camp for the USA Basketball World Cup qualifying team.

A 2016 Wyoming graduate, Adams currently plays for the Raptors 905 in the NBA G-League. The 6-foot-2 guard is averaging 17.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists while shooting 41.3 percent on 3-pointers in nine games. Adams is averaging 31.6 minutes per game since joining the Raptors.

In the team’s 121-112 victory over the Maine Red Claws on Monday, Adams started and finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes. Teammate and fellow UW alum Derek Cooke Jr. had a double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds.

Adams has twice played in the NBA Summer League, once for the Denver Nuggets and once for the Dallas Mavericks, but has yet to break through and find a spot on an NBA roster. He has also played professionally in Russia, China and Turkey.

In his senior season in 2015-16 Adams led the Mountain West in scoring and finished third in the nation after averaging 24.7 points per game. He earned honorable mention All-America honors from The Associated Press. As a junior, he helped lead the Cowboys to the Mountain West tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Adams is one of 13 G-League players invited to the training camp, which takes place Friday-Tuesday in Miami. The team will then practice Feb. 21 and Feb. 24 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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