Jordan Adams broke his right foot towards the end of UCLA’s 66-64 win in the Pac-12 semifinals over Arizona. After conflicting reports saying the severity of the injury was not unknown, UCLA confirmed that the freshman guard did in fact break his right foot.
This confirmation from the school comes courtesy of Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo! Sports The Dagger. He, along with Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com originally tweeted that Adams had broken his foot, but Eisenberg tweeted UCLA’s confirmation.
Larry Drew II, from Eisenberg’s Twitter feed was reportedly crying when hearing the news of Adams’ injury.
“I’m so proud of Jordan not just for the way he played tonight but for everything he’s done all season,” Drew told Eisenberg. I wish him a speedy recovery.”
According to Eisenberg, Ben Howland was informed by trainers after the press conference.
This is a devastating loss for UCLA, especially after beating Arizona for the third time in as many games. Adams starred in Saturday night’s win. The freshman had a game-high 24 points including a pair of crucial steals. His missed 3-pointer set up Kyle Anderson’s game-winning offensive rebound and putback. It wasn’t just that game, Adams has been a solid contributor, especially given he was one of the forget freshman in a class with Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad. Adams was second on the team in scoring with 15.0.
Goodman reported that, Adams injured it on the final play of the game, guarding Solomon Hill’s last shot. In replay, Adams, who bit on Hill’s pump fake, landed awkwardly on his right foot
At the most critical part of the season, when UCLA’s momentum is very high, this is a crashing blow to the Bruins.