Isaiah Adams Named AAC Freshman of the Week

ORLANDO – UCF freshman Isaiah Adams led the Knights to a pair of wins this week, averaging 18.5 points per game and shooting 81.3 percent from the field as UCF defeated South Florida and Tulane to improve to 8-11 on the season and 6-10 in league play.
Adams was named American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday.
It marks the second weekly honor from the conference for Adams, who was also named Freshman of the Week back on Dec. 21 after scoring 22 points in a win at Florida State. He's the first Knight to earn the accolades multiple times in a season since Ceasar DeJesus did it three times during the 2017-18 campaign.
Adams began the week scoring 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point range in just 14 minutes as the Knights defeated rival South Florida on Wednesday.
He then erupted for a career-high 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the floor and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, with five assists and a steal in the win at Tulane on Saturday. His 90.9 precent shooting from the field tied for the seventh best single game shooting day in program history. Only Tacko Fall, Eddie Rhodes, Jerry Prather, and Keith Clanton have been better.

  1. Tacko Fall – 1.000 (10-10) vs. Villanova, 11/20/16
    Eddie Rhodes – 1.000 (10-10) vs. FIU, 12/4/80
    Jerry Prather – 1.000 (10-10) vs. Dickinson, 1/10/76
  2. Keith Clanton - .933 (14-15) vs. Bethune-Cookman, 12/12/12
  3. Tacko Fall - .917 (11-12) vs. Miami (OH), 12/18/16
    Tacko Fall - .917 (11-12) at Stetson, 12/2/15
  4. Isaiah Adams - .909 (10-11) at Tulane, 2/20/20
    Tacko Fall - .909 (10-11) vs. Bethune-Cookman, 12/21/16
    Pat Crocklin - .909 (10-11) vs. Mercer, 2/22/86

Adams is now fourth on the team with 9.0 points per game on the season, shooting 46.6 percent from the field, which ranks 10th in The American. He also leads the team and ranks 12th in the league with 1.3 steals per game.
Senior Darius Perry was also honored by the AAC on Monday, earning his third Weekly Honor Roll recognition of the season. After averaging 17.0 points and 5.5 assists per game while shooting 64.3 percent from 3-point range, Perry was also named the AAC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.
UCF returns to competition Saturday, Feb. 27, hosting Temple at Addition Financial Arena.
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