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With Andre Adams in the mix, BC men’s basketball has now landed 4 transfers

"You've got to turn the page. It's always scary to take that next step, but this is what it is. I'm excited for it."

Andre Adams will play for Boston College this season.

The Boston College men’s basketball team will have three grad transfers this coming season and one transfer who will likely sit a year before playing.

Andre Adams, a key contributor at Southern Utah, is the latest addition, joining Rich Kelly (Quinnipiac grad transfer), Frederick Scott (Rider grad transfer), and James Karnik (Lehigh transfer).

“I think that’s going to mesh well together,” Adams told Boston.com. “We can learn on the fly and do different things and have different lineups. I already have confidence in my teammates. It makes it easy to play together, because I feel like we’ll catch on to things pretty fast.”

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Adams, a 6’9 forward from Avondale, Arizona, started his career at Arizona State before transferring to Southern Utah. He averaged 9 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game this past season, shooting 64 percent from the floor. He described himself as an inside-out player who thrives in the pick and roll and likes to push the pace and play lockdown defense.

He said he sat down with his family to weigh his options and decided that BC was an ideal fit from an academic and basketball standpoint. Adams chose BC over Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, DePaul, and Georgetown. He’s never been to Boston, but he’s eager to try something new and make the most of the situation.

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“There’s no other feeling like this,” Adams said. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. You’ve got to make the best of it. It’s a new chapter in my life. You’ve got to turn the page. It’s always scary to take that next step, but this is what it is. I’m excited for it. A lot of guys would love to be in my position, so I’ve got to take the opportunity that I have.”

BC now has 13 scholarships: guards Makai Ashton-Langford, Jay Heath, Wynston Tabbs, DeMarr Langford Jr, and Kelly, and forwards/centers Steffon Mitchell, CJ Felder, Kamari Williams, Luka Kraljevic, Justin Vander Baan, Scott, Karnik, and Adams.

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