Panthers Add Transfer To Men’s Basketball Roster
The UNI Panthers are adding a transfer student-athlete to the men's basketball roster, head coach Ben Jacobson announced on Thursday (April 14, 2016).
Adam McDermott (6’4”, 185 lbs., Guard) averaged 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game (rpg) in 32 games as a true freshman at the University of North Dakota. He scored a career-high 28 points and made eight three-pointers in a 76-60 win over Idaho State on Feb. 4.
As a high school senior, McDermott led Cedar Rapids Xavier to its best season in school history in 2014-15. He averaged 18.0 points per game (ppg) while helping the Saints to a school-record 18 wins and a third-place finish at the Class-3A state tournament. McDermott earned Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) Class-3A first-team all-state honors as a senior.
McDermott averaged 16.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.5 steals as a junior and earned INA Class-3A third-team all-state honors. He also earned first-team Mississippi Valley Conference honors for the Valley Division as a junior and senior.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, McDermott will sit out the 2016-17 season. He'll have three seasons of eligibility remaining, starting in the 2017-18 season.
McDermott is the son of Scott and Jill McDermott. He is the nephew of UNI Hall of Fame member and former men’s basketball head coach Greg McDermott.