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.”

St. Bonaventure PG Jaylen Adams has surgery on broken finger

By Nick Veronica

St. Bonaventure’s starting point guard, Jaylen Adams, is reportedly out for the season after having surgery on Thursday to repair a broken finger.

Adams was having a strong freshman year, leading the Atlantic 10 in assists per game (4.5, good for 67th nationally) while scoring 10.0 points per night in 32.5 minutes.

St. Bonaventure is hanging tough in the A-10 at 6-5 and recently knocked off a ranked VCU team.

The news was first reported by The Bona Blog and CBS Sports.

The Bonnies travel to Dayton on Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. game.