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Career Transactions Selected in the first round (14th overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft by the HEAT…signed by the HEAT on July 1, 2017.
Played one season at Kentucky before becoming an early entry candidate for the 2017 NBA Draft…was the only player to start all 38 games for Kentucky in 2016-17…averaged 13.0 points (.599 FG%, .653 FT%), 8.0 rebounds, 1.50 blocks and 30.1 minutes…named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and the All-SEC Second Team…selected to the SEC All-Tournament Team after leading the Wildcats to the tournament championship…was a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week recipient (Feb. 27 and Mar. 6)…was one of three Kentucky players drafted in the first round of the 2017 NBA Draft joining De’Aaron Fox and Malik Monk…led the Wildcats in rebounds, blocks, double-doubles, dunks and starts…finished second on the team in free throws made and minutes played and third in points…led the team in rebounding a team-high 20 times and in blocks on a team-high 18 occasions…recorded 101 dunks which ranked second in the NCAA in 2016-17 and marked a single-season high by any Kentucky player under head coach John Calipari, surpassing Anthony Davis’ 92 in 2011-12…tallied back-to-back 15-rebound games with a 22-point, 15-rebound double-double at Missouri on Feb. 21 and then a 18-point, 15-rebound double-double against 13th-ranked Florida on Feb. 25, becoming the first Wildcat since Jared Prickett in 1994 to post consecutive 15-rebound games and the first time it was done during SEC games since Sam Bowie in 1984…grabbed 18 rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Northern Kentucky, the third-most ever in school history during March Madness…became just the second player in school history to post a double-double in each of his first two NCAA Tournament games joining Julius Randle (2014)…became just the sixth player under Calipari to total at least 300 rebounds during a single-season (304).
Full name is Edrice Adebayo…goes by the nickname “Bam” which was given to him at the age of one after flipping over a table while watching The Flintstones in a manner that resembled one of the characters, Bam-Bam Rubble...is the son of Marilyn Blount and John Adebayo…his cousin, Bruce Peartree, played basketball at East Carolina University and his cousin, Avery Oden played at Shaw University…credits his mother as the person who made a difference in his life and despite their struggles she made him the man he is today…keeps a framed picture of the single-wide trailer he grew up in North Carolina as a reminder of where he came from and to stay humble, near the bottom of the photo engraved on a metal plate are the words: Never forget where you came from, and never lose sight of where you are going…says his most prized possession is his cell phone…first started playing basketball in 2010…trained with Rasheed Wallace during the summer of 2016 before he enrolled at Kentucky…his favorite sport other than basketball is football and he’s a fan of the New York Giants…played football in high school where he was a wide receiver and a defensive end…played basketball his first three years in high school at Northside High School in Pinetown, NC where he averaged 32.2 points and 18 rebounds as a junior before transferring to High Point Christian Academy for his senior year…averaged 18.9 points and 13.0 rebounds in his senior year at High Point Christian Academy and led the Cougars to a NCISAA state championship appearance…was named the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in 2016…played in both the McDonald’s All-America Game and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2016…was named a Second Team All-American by USA Today and was a finalist for the Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award…was an honor roll student in high school and was a member of the poetry club…says something most people don’t know about him is that he’s a fan of Katy Perry…wears size 16 sneakers.