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15 Powerful Truths Of James Michael McAdoo

1. As a junior in 2009–10, he averaged 22.5 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, and as a senior in 2010–11, he averaged 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

2. He led Norfolk Christian to consecutive state championships and earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors in Virginia in 2010 and 2011.

3. McAdoo played three seasons at the University of North Carolina, recording career averages of 11.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 25.0 minutes over 108 games.

4. As a junior in 2013–14, he earned All-ACC second team honors for the second straight year after averaging 14.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 34 games.

5. On April 3, 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.

6. After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, McAdoo joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2014 NBA Summer League.

7. The Warriors defeated the Rockets in five games of the opening round.

8. In the second round, the Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in five games to qualify for the Western Conference Finals.

9. In their conference finals match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Warriors fought back from a 3–1 deficit in the series to win clinch a 4–3 victory.

10. With a Game 7 victory, the Warriors moved on to the NBA Finals for the second straight year.

11. He played 7 minutes and scored 2 points to help the Warriors take a 3-1 lead.

12. McAdoo averaged 16.8 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks to help Team USA win the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship played in Argentina.

13. He was subsequently named the 2009 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year.

14. I just want people to realize I don’t play basketball for myself.

15. No matter what adversities I face, how bad a season goes, or even how good a season goes, at the end of the day I’m playing for a bigger reason, and that’s to glorify my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

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