1. Star of March. Adama was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player after UConn’s championship win on Monday. He averaged 19.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game during the tournament.
  2. Late to the game. Adama grew up in Mali where he originally grew up playing soccer and didn’t start playing basketball until he was 12 years old. He moved to the U.S. to play high school basketball in NY and NJ.
  3. Man of many languages. Adama is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Bambara (Mali’s native language). He did not know how to speak English when he moved to the U.S. at 15.
  4. Fight night. Adama is a huge fan of watching mixed martial arts and has become a big UFC supporter since coming to the U.S. His favorite fighters are Israel Adesanya, Kamaru Usman and Francis Ngannou.
  5. From corn fields to car washes. Adama spent his summers as kid helping cultivate corn on his grandfather’s farm in Mali with his cousins. He would also work part time washing cars at his father’s car washes. 
Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

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