Jeff Adrien

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Jeff Adrien
Jeff Adrien.jpg
Adrien with Bnei Herzliya in 2016
No. 0Bnei Herzliya
Position Power forward / Center
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1986-02-10) February 10, 1986 (age 33)
Brookline, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school
College UConn (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Leche Río Breogán
2010 Golden State Warriors
2010 Erie BayHawks
2010–2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011 Golden State Warriors
2011 Benetton Treviso
2011–2012 Houston Rockets
2012 Khimki
2012 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
20122014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014 Milwaukee Bucks
2014–2015 Minnesota Timberwolves
2015 Guangdong Southern Tigers
2016–present Bnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeffrey Adrien (born February 10, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League. He formerly served as captain for the University of Connecticut Huskies where he played as a power forward. [1]

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Bnei Herzliya

Bnei Herzliya, also known as Bnei Rav-Bariach Herzliya for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Herzliya, in central Israel. The club plays in Ligat HaAl, the top division of Israeli basketball.

Israeli Basketball Premier League

Ligat HaAl, or the Israeli Basketball Premier League, is the top-tier level league of professional competition in Israeli club basketball, making it Israel's primary basketball competition. The league's name is abbreviated as either BSL or ISBL. For sponsorship reasons, the league is also referred to as Ligat Winner Sal, lit. Winner Sal League, with "Winner" being the name of a game operated by the league's primary sponsor, Toto Winner, and "Sal" meaning basket.

Contents

High school career

Adrien attended Brookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts. He rose to the varsity level as a sophomore on Brookline's state finalist team that year. [2] [3] As a senior, Adrien's team again reached the state championship. After his graduation (2004), Adrien attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro for a postgraduate year, playing in the Amateur Athletic Union, [4] [5] before entering the University of Connecticut on a full scholarship. [6]

Brookline High School

Brookline High School is a four-year public high school in the town of Brookline, Massachusetts.

Brookline, Massachusetts Town in Massachusetts, United States

Brookline is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in the United States, and is a part of Greater Boston. Brookline borders six of Boston's neighborhoods: Brighton, Allston, Fenway–Kenmore, Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain, and West Roxbury. The city of Newton lies to the west of Brookline.

Brewster Academy

Brewster Academy is a co-educational independent boarding school located on 80 acres (32 ha) in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, United States. It occupies 0.5 miles (800 m) of shoreline along Lake Winnipesaukee. With around 350 students, it serves grades nine through twelve and post-graduates. The 2018 full boarding tuition is $62,600. The current Head of School, since 2015, is Dr. Craig Gemmell.

College career

Adrien played power forward for the University of Connecticut Huskies. In the 2007-2008 NCAA season, Adrien was named to the 2008 First Team All-Big East Conference, leading the team in points (14.8 ppg) and rebounds (9.7 rpg). [7] As team captain in the 2008-2009 NCAA men's basketball season, Adrien averaged 13.7 ppg, and 10 rebounds per game, constituting a rare double-double average. In 2009, The Huskies made it to the Final Four of the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, before losing to the Michigan State Spartans. Adrien finished his college career with over 1,600 points and 1,100 rebounds. [8]

Power forward (basketball) position in the sport of basketball

The power forward (PF), also known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. It has also been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center. They typically play offensively with their backs towards the basket and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward in man-to-man defense. The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of which is rebounding. Many power forwards are noted for their mid-range jump-shot, and several players have become very accurate from 12 to 18 feet. Earlier, these skills were more typically exhibited in the European style of play. Some power forwards, known as stretch fours, have since extended their shooting range to three-point field goals.

University of Connecticut Public research university in Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is a public land grant, National Sea Grant and National Space Grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut, United States. It was founded in 1881.

Big East Conference U.S. college athletic conference that began in 2013

The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in all sports except football, which is not sponsored. The conference has been officially recognized as a Division I multi-sport conference, effective on August 1, 2013. The conference was originally founded by Dave Gavitt on May 31, 1979.

As for style of play, Adrien said in an interview that he feels the best attributes that he brings to the game are his "leadership, rebounding, toughness, and the ability to score over taller guys". Adrien indeed demonstrated potential as a rebounder over taller players in the NBA pre-draft measurements; despite measuring shorter than average for a power forward for the NBA draft at 6'6.5" with shoes on, Adrien's wingspan measures an outstanding 7'2" and he weighed in at a formidable 236 lbs. [9]

Professional career

2009–10 season

Adrien was not selected in the 2009 NBA draft, but later signed with Spanish league's Leite Río Breogán in Lugo, Galicia.

The 2009 NBA draft was held on June 25, 2009, at the WaMu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In this draft, the National Basketball Association (NBA) teams took turns selecting amateur U.S. college basketball players and other eligible players, including international players.

Liga Española de Baloncesto

The Liga Española de Baloncesto, also known as LEB Oro, is the second basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. It is run by the FEB. The Liga Española de Baloncesto is divided into two categories. The LEB league was founded in 1996 and is played under FIBA rules. It was renamed LEB Oro in 2007.

CB Breogán basketball team

Club Baloncesto Breogán, S.A.D., also known as Cafés Candelas Breogán for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Lugo, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. The club was founded in 1966 by the Varela-Portas brothers. The team played for the first time in the Spanish top professional league in 1970. Breogán is one of the most historic teams in the ACB, it ranks in the ninth position in the all-time spanish basketball table. The name of the club is a reference to legendary Galician King Breogán.

In 2009, Adrien accepted an invite to play on a team in the Orlando Pro Summer League. The team was run jointly by both the New Jersey Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers. He also played for the Memphis Grizzlies in the Vegas Summer League. On the Grizzlies team, playing alongside fellow Connecticut alumni Marcus Williams, Rudy Gay and Hasheem Thabeet, he led the team in rebounding.

Philadelphia 76ers American professional basketball team from 1946, in Syracuse 1946–1963, then in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The 76ers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division and play at Wells Fargo Center. Founded in 1946 and originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA, and one of only eight to survive the league's first decade.

Memphis Grizzlies American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee

The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The Grizzlies play their home games at FedExForum. The team is owned by Robert Pera. The Grizzlies are currently the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues based in the city of Memphis.

Marcus Williams (basketball, born 1985) American basketball player

Marcus Darrell Williams is an American professional basketball player for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. He played with numerous teams across Europe and Asia. Standing at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), he plays the point guard position. He was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets. Prior to becoming professional player, he played collegiate basketball for the University of Connecticut Huskies.

2010–11 season

Adrien with the Warriors Jeff Adrien pregame 2011-27-04.JPG
Adrien with the Warriors

Adrien played for the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010. [10]

On August 24, 2010, Adrien was invited to the Golden State Warriors training camp. [11] On October 10, 2010, Adrien scored 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 22 minutes in a preseason game against the Sacramento Kings [12] He made the Warriors' final roster, but was waived in December 2010 to make room for Acie Law. [13]

On December 17, 2010, Adrien signed with the Erie BayHawks. He was traded to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers two weeks later for Garrett Temple.

On February 24, 2011, Adrien re-signed with the Golden State Warriors following a trade that allowed roster space for him.

On June 30, 2011, Adrien was waived by the Golden State Warriors.

2011–12 season

In July 2011 he signed a one-year contract with Benetton Treviso in Italy with an out clause to return to the NBA when the 2011 NBA lockout ended. [14]

On December 21, 2011, Adrien signed with the Houston Rockets, where he was reunited with his former University of Connecticut teammate Hasheem Thabeet. [15] He was waived on February 8, 2012. [16]

2012–13 season

Adrien (left) playing for the Bobcats Jeff Adrien Bobcats.jpg
Adrien (left) playing for the Bobcats

In October 2012, Adrien was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. [17]

On December 9, 2012, he was called up to play with the Charlotte Bobcats, where he was again reunited with a former University of Connecticut teammate in Kemba Walker. [18] On January 8, 2013 the Bobcats guaranteed Adrien's contract for the remainder of the season. [19]

2013–14 season

On February 20, 2014, Adrien was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with Ramon Sessions in exchange for Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour. [20]

2014–15 season

On July 19, 2014, Adrien signed with the Houston Rockets, returning for a second stint. [21] However, he was later waived by the Rockets on October 27, 2014. [22]

On November 29, 2014, Adrien signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves to help the team deal with numerous injuries. Minnesota had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, one over the allowed limited of 15. [23] On January 7, 2015, he was waived by the Timberwolves after appearing in 16 games. [24]

On January 19, 2015, Adrien signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. [25] Prior to Game 3 of Guangdong's semi-final match-up against the Beijing Ducks, Adrien was deactivated in order to open up a roster spot for Emmanuel Mudiay who returned from injury. [26]

2015–16 season

On September 23, 2015, Adrien signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. [27] However, he was later waived by the Pelicans on October 24 after appearing in three preseason games. [28]

2016–17 season

On August 22, 2016, Adrien signed with Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League. [29] During his season with the club, he was selected to the Israeli League All-Star game and helped the club reach the FIBA Europe Cup second round. However, despite their outstanding regular season with 76% home game victories, the team who ended the league at the fifth place didn't manage to win in the play-offs.

2017–18 season

On August 24, 2017, Adrien signed a two-year contract extension with Bnei Herzliya. [30] On October 18, 2017, Adrien recorded a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, shooting 12-of-15 from the field, in a 93–74 win over Alba Fehérvár. He was subsequently named FIBA Europe Cup Round 1 Top Performer. [31] On March 29, 2018, Adrien was named Israeli League Player of the Month for games played in March. [32] On April 8, 2018, Adrien recorded a career-high 31 points, shooting 10-of-17 from the field, along with 10 rebounds and 2 steals in an 86–78 win over Hapoel Jerusalem. [33] Adrien finished his second season with Herzliya as the Israeli League fifth-leading scorer with 17.2 points per game, third in rebounds with 8.8 per game and third in efficiency rating with 21.2 per game.

2018–19 season

On July 3, 2018, Adrien signed a three-year contract extension with Bnei Herzliya. [34] [35]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2010–11 Golden State 2308.5.426.5792.5.4.2.22.5
2011–12 Houston 807.9.438.5832.8.1.0.32.6
2012–13 Charlotte 52513.7.429.000.6503.8.7.3.54.0
2013–14 Charlotte 25010.2.550.5203.5.3.3.62.3
2013–14 Milwaukee 281225.2.515.6707.81.1.6.810.9
2014–15 Minnesota 17012.6.432.5794.5.9.2.53.5
Career1531714.0.474.000.6284.3.7.3.54.6

Personal life

Adrien is of Haitian descent. [36]

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