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Adams brings up 50th game as a King

01 Feb
2 mins read
Jaylen Adams will become just the 11th import to play 50 games in Kings colours on Friday night.

This Friday, Jaylen Adams will become just the 11th Sydney Kings import to play 50 games for the harbour city-based club.

The NBL22 MVP, in his second stint with the Hoops Capital club, follows in the footsteps of Marc Ridlen (83 games in the purple and gold), Steve Carfino (81), Dwayne McClain (78),  Casper Ware (70) Ken McClary (70), Isaac Burton (67), Melvin Thomas (59), Jarell Martin (59), Leon Trimmingham (55) and James Smith (51).

"Sydney feels like home to me, so to play 50 games for a club like the Kings is special and means a lot," said King #226 Adams.

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Through those 50 games at the Hoops Capital club, the NBL22 MVP is averaging 20 points, 5.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds - while also helping the club win its fourth championship in NBL22.

Kings CEO Chris Pongrass outlined the impact the St. Bonaventure alum has made on the club during his time in the NBL.

"It's difficult to properly articulate the impact Jaylen has had on our club and the NBL as a whole," Pongrass said.

"It is somewhat rare to have imports return to this league, particularly after the success he had as the MVP in his first season – so to have Jaylen return to Sydney and reach 50 games is a testament to his desire to help this team continue to contend.

"Jaylen’s on-court ability speaks for itself - we go how Jaylen goes.

"He is one of the best players in this league and we hope to see him remain with the Kings for another 50 games."

Friday's round 18 fixture against the Adelaide 36ers at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre tips off at 7.30pm AEDT and will be broadcast on ESPN via Kayo Sports.

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