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Alvan Leigh Adams (born July 19, 1954) is an American retired professional basketball player. After starring at the University of Oklahoma, the 6'9" (2.06 m) power forward/center was selected by the Phoenix Suns with the 4th pick of the 1975 NBA draft. Adams was a rookie on a Suns team whose season included an improbable playoff run that took them all the way to the 1976 NBA Finals. In the same year, he was selected to play in the All-Star Game and won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award as well as being named to the All-NBA Rookie Team. Adams spent his entire career with the Suns and retired in 1988 as the second all-time Suns scorer with 13,910 career points.

Contents

1 College career 2 Professional career 3 NBA career statistics

3.1 Regular season 3.2 Playoffs

4 See also 5 References 6 External links

College career[edit] During 26 games of the 1973–74 season Adams tied an Oklahoma school record with 21 double-doubles for a season by a Sooner (Garfield Heard, 1969–70 also had 21 in 27 games). That record stood until it was broken by Blake Griffin on February 14, 2009.[1][2] Adams is one of only three players in the history of the University of Oklahoma men's basketball program to score at least 40 points and get 20 rebounds in a game along with Wayman Tisdale (61 points, 22 rebounds against Texas–San Antonio in 1983) and Blake Griffin (40 points, 23 rebounds against Texas Tech on February 14, 2009).[3] He is one of only four Sooners to have his college jersey (#33) retired by the OU program (Wayman Tisdale (#23), Mookie Blaylock (#10) and Stacey King (#33) are the other three).[4][5] Professional career[edit] On February 22, 1977, Adams recorded a triple-double with 47 points, 18 rebounds and 12 assists against the Buffalo Braves. He is one of five players in NBA history (along with Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Russell Westbrook and Vince Carter) to have as many as 46 points and 16 rebounds in a triple-double performance.[6] Adams's jersey number (33) was retired, but on the signing of free agent Grant Hill, Adams granted him permission to wear his familiar No. 33 with the Suns.[7] Adams is the franchise leader in games played, minutes played, rebounds, and steals; second in field goals made and attempted; third in assists; and fourth in blocks. He is currently the Suns Vice President for Facility Management for the Talking Stick Resort Arena. NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1975–76 Phoenix 80 – 33.2 .469 – .735 9.1 5.6 1.5 1.5 19.0

1976–77 Phoenix 72 – 31.6 .474 – .754 9.1 4.5 1.3 1.2 18.0

1977–78 Phoenix 70 – 27.3 .485 – .730 8.1 3.2 1.2 .9 15.5

1978–79 Phoenix 77 – 30.7 .530 – .799 9.2 4.7 1.4 .8 17.8

1979–80 Phoenix 75 – 28.9 .531 .000 .797 8.1 4.3 1.4 .7 14.9

1980–81 Phoenix 75 – 27.4 .526 .000 .768 7.3 4.6 1.4 .9 14.9

1981–82 Phoenix 79 75 30.3 .494 .000 .781 7.4 4.5 1.4 1.0 15.1

1982–83 Phoenix 80 75 30.6 .486 .333 .829 6.9 4.7 1.4 .9 14.2

1983–84 Phoenix 70 13 20.7 .462 .000 .825 4.6 3.1 1.0 .4 9.6

1984–85 Phoenix 82 69 26.0 .520 .000 .883 6.1 3.8 1.4 .6 14.7

1985–86 Phoenix 78 45 25.7 .502 .000 .783 6.1 4.2 1.3 .6 10.8

1986–87 Phoenix 68 40 24.9 .503 .000 .788 5.0 3.3 .9 .5 11.1

1987–88 Phoenix 82 25 20.1 .496 .500 .844 4.5 2.2 1.0 .5 7.5

Career 988 342 27.5 .498 .133 .788 7.0 4.1 1.3 .8 14.1

All-Star 1 0 11.0 .500 – – 3.0 – – – 4.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG

1976 Phoenix 19 – 35.2 .452 – .817 10.1 5.2 1.4 1.1 17.9

1978 Phoenix 2 – 35.5 .455 – 1.000 8.0 2.0 1.0 .5 16.0

1979 Phoenix 12 – 31.0 .475. – .710 7.5 4.4 .9 1.0 12.8

1980 Phoenix 8 – 31.4 .566 – .895 9.6 5.8 .9 1.3 16.1

1981 Phoenix 7 – 31.1 .450 – .714 5.9 3.7 .6 .1 10.6

1982 Phoenix 7 – 33.3 .522 – .786 7.9 3.7 2.0 .7 16.9

1983 Phoenix 3 – 28.0 .469 – .714 6.0 4.7 .6 1.7 11.7

1984 Phoenix 17 – 18.4 .421 – .679 5.1 2.5 1.0 .6 18.4

Career 78 – 29.3 .473 – .766 7.5 4.1 1.1 .9 13.8

See also[edit]

List of NBA players who have spent their entire career with one franchise

References[edit]

^ Helsley, John (February 15, 2009). "Blake Griffin has 40 points, 23 boards for No. 2 Sooners against Texas Tech". The Oklahoman.  ^ "Capel's Sooners Still Streaking". Oklahoma Sports / SoonerSports.com (CBS Interactive). Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2009-02-15.  ^ Latzke, Jeff (February 14, 2009). "Blake Griffin has 40 points, 23 boards for No. 2 Sooners against Texas Tech". Associated Press – (c/o The Oklahoman).  ^ "Retired Jerseys". Oklahoma Sports / SoonerSports.com (CBS Interactive). Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-15.  ^ NOTE: OU does not retire the number, but the jersey, "Tisdale 23"; Griffin also wears #23. ^ Elias, Peter. – Elias Says: "Kidd, Carter match feat not done since Jordan, Pippen in 1989". – Associated Press. – (c/o ESPN). ^ Faye, Brad G. (July 11, 2007). "Oklahoma Kid 'OK' With Grant Hill Wearing No. 33". National Basketball Association – NBA.com. 

External links[edit]

National Basketball Association portal Biography portal

Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com

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David Thompson Dave Meyers Marvin Webster Alvan Adams Darryl Dawkins Lionel Hollins Rich Kelley Junior Bridgeman Gene Short Bill Robinzine Joe Meriweather Frank Oleynick Bob Bigelow Joe Bryant John Lambert Ricky Sobers Tom Boswell Kevin Grevey

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Bill Willoughby Gus Williams Bruce Seals Clyde Mayes Lloyd Free Cornelius Cash Bob Gross Luther Burden Walter Luckett Dan Roundfield Jim Blanks Steve Green Glenn Hansen John Laskowski Mel Utley Larry Fogle Allen Murphy Jimmy Dan Conner

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NBA Rookie of the Year Award

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Hall of Famers

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Owner Robert Sarver President & CEO Jason Rowley General Manager & President of Basketball Operations Ryan McDonough Vice President of Basketball Operations James Jones Director of Player Personnel Mark West Head Coach Jay Triano (interim) Voice of the Suns Al McCoy

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Pacific Division Championships (6)

1981 1993 1995 2005 2006 2007

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Big Eight Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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