Rutgers women’s basketball has Destiny on its side.
The Scarlet Knights announced the signing of former North Carolina Tar Heel Destiny Adams, who comes over as a transfer.
A native of Manchester, New Jersey was the 2020-21 New Jersey Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She has two years of eligibility.
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The Scarlet Knights have officially signed New Jersey native Destiny Adams to the 2023-24 roster 🏀
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“We are thrilled to bring Destiny Adams back home to New Jersey,” Head Coach Coquese Washington said. “Destiny brings so many gifts to the table: she can score at all three levels, she is a tough defender, rebounds like crazy and excels on the defensive end of the floor. She is going to bring speed, toughness and mismatches to our lineup. Our fans will absolutely love watching her play and it will be fun watching her go to work in front of her family and friends.”
Last season, Adams averaged 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game and ranked 16th in the ACC in steals (1.5 per game) and 23rd in blocks (0.8 per game), both good second on the team.
The 6-foot-3 guard scored a career-high 23 points against South Carolina State on November 16, 2022 in her first career start. She also set a career-high nine rebounds against then-No. 11 NC State on January 15, and netted eight points, including two three-pointers, in the fourth quarter of the home court upset win.