Adrien Called Up By Bobcats



December 9, 2012

MCALLEN, Texas – The Charlotte Bobcats today signed forward Jeff Adrien for the fourth GATORADE Call-Up of the 2012-13 NBA Development League season. Adrien joins more than 100 players with NBA D-League experience currently on NBA rosters.

Adrien (6-7, 245, Connecticut) has appeared in 5 games for the Vipers this season, averaging team-highs of 17.6 points and 11.2 rebounds to go with 33.0 minutes. He led Rio Grande Valley in scoring in two of the team’s five games and was the high rebounder in three contests.

Adrien returns to the NBA after having played for the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons. In 31 career NBA games, Adrien averaged 2.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 8.3 minutes.

Undrafted in 2009, Adrien appeared in 133 games for the Huskies, averaging 12.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 29.6 minutes.

Adrien is expected to join the Bobcats today and be available on Monday, Dec. 10 when the team hosts the Warriors.

The NBA Development League is the NBA’s official minor league, preparing players, coaches, officials, trainers, and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the league offers professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Twenty percent of players in the NBA at the start of the 2012-13 season boasted NBA D-League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. Fans can watch all NBA D-League games on nbadleague.com.