Bona’s Adams, Smith to transfer

By Nick Veronica

St. Bonaventure reserves Jalen Adams and Xavier Smith will look to transfer out of the school, the team announced Thursday.

BonnieslogoAdams, a freshman guard, averaged 1.7 points per game in 14 appearances. Smith, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward, averaged 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 12 games this past season. Both averaged less than 5 minutes per game.

(Jalen Adams should not be confused with Jaylen Adams, the team’s promising young point guard.)

The departures of Adams and Smith open up a wide recruiting window for coach Mark Schmidt, who was already graduating five seniors.

“Jalen and Xavier have both been good students and members of our program,” Schmidt said in a statement. “They both want more playing time and so we understand and support their decisions. We wish them the best of luck in the future.”