UConn Guard Jalen Adams Reportedly Arrested After Scooter Race, Crash

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 9, 2017

Connecticut's Jalen Adams in the first half of an NCAA college exhibition basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Jessica Hill/Associated Press

University of Connecticut basketball player Jalen Adams was reportedly arrested after a scooter accident on the school's campus Wednesday night. 

According to David Borges‏ of the New Haven Register, the Huskies' junior guard faces a misdemeanor charge of evading responsibility. Borges noted Adams was racing three other individuals at the time of his crash and then left the scene on another scooter.

No further information about the incident or the other people involved was immediately released.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Adams was suspended from practice as a result of the incident. 

The 21-year-old Massachusetts native is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign at UConn. He averaged 14.4 points, 6.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 35 percent from three-point range to emerge as a bright spot despite the team's lackluster 16-17 record.

In September, Adams told Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant he was confident in a bounce-back season due to the way his teammates responded to tough workouts.

"Definitely good competition," he said. "I think this group of guys is going to be known for just pushing each other. That's what we can build our name on. I told [the newcomers] it was going to be crazy, and they were nervous, as they should be. I was nervous. But once you get in there, you know there is no easy way out. The coaches, mentally, are going to try to break us and see what we're built of. But we turn to each other, and you see the guy next to you working hard and you gain that confidence."

Connecticut is scheduled to open the 2017-18 campaign Friday night with a home game against Colgate at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Adams' availability for that contest is unknown.

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