SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KFSM) – Four years ago Cameron Adams was wrapping up one of the best basketball careers Southside had seen in some time. This week he signed his first professional contract.
Adams spent four seasons and won a national championship at Division II Drury in Springfield, Mo. and now he’s headed to Germany as he’s signed with the Schwenningen Panthers.
Adams averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 122 career games while at Drury.
“It’s a very exciting opportunity for me to continue to play the game that’s taken me so far already,” Adams said. “I can’t wait to get started.”
Adams, a 6-foot-5 forward, left Drury as the school’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (.630), 14th in rebounds (657) and 16th in career scoring as he poured in 1,506 points in his career.
“It is completely crazy and unexpected,” Adams said. “I am just thankful for the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love. There was no secret to the Drury Panthers. We just had a great group of player who all wanted to play our hearts out on the court.”
Drury won the Division II national title in 2013 as he and fellow Fort Smith native Ian Carter led the way. Adams was a part of a team that went 97-28 in his four seasons including senior year in which the Fort Smith native averaged 15.7 points and 6.1 rebounds and was named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference first team.