Former Wyoming guard Josh Adams was unable to find a home in the NBA but he will continue to play pro basketball and found a home with Avtodor Saratov of the Russian VTB United League.
“This a is great opportunity and can’t wait to continue my career,” Adams said on an Instatgram post. “Everyone has a different path and this is mine. This is the first step for me and I’m so grateful to be going to such a good club. I know they will take me to the next level and better me as a player.
“I will be back to play in the NBA. This is where I need to be right now. Thank you to my family for their support, my agent for this second to none deal and all my teammates, coaches and fans who have helped me get to this point!”
He also provided a comment to the teams official website, and is excited for his next basketball opportunity. (Quote is translated as it was originally in Russian).
“I am more than happy to get the opportunity to play for [the] "Highways". I am very happy to start my professional career in Saratov. After much thought ... my agent [and family] have jointly decided that the transition to the "Avtodor" will be a great opportunity and the best option for me.”
Adams played for the Denver Nuggets in the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League where he played in four games where he averaged 4.8 points per game, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
In his senior year at Wyoming, Adams averaged 24.7 points per game, and also helped lead the team to the NCAA Tournament in the 2014-15 season by winning the Mountain West tournament.