UConn PG Jalen Adams reinstated following 1-game suspension

HARTFORD, CT - MARCH 11: Jalen Adams #2 of the Connecticut Huskies dribbles against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the semifinal round of the AAC Basketball Tournament at the XL Center on March 11, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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UConn will have a key cog in its attack available for Tuesday’s game against Stony Brook, as head coach Kevin Ollie announced Monday that point guard Jalen Adams has been reinstated after being suspended for the team’s 70-58 win over Colgate on Friday.

Adams was suspended after being issued a misdemeanor summons for leaving the scene of a scooter accident. According to reports Adams was one of four men racing on scooters, with the junior point guard getting onto another person’s scooter after crashing his own. Adams was not injured in the accident, and he is due to appear at Rockville Superior Court on November 21.

Adams started 32 games for UConn last season, leading the team in both scoring and assists with averages of 14.4 points and 6.1 assists per game. Adams, who played an average of 35.5 minutes per contest in 2016-17, also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game.

With Adams out of the lineup, Ollie called upon redshirt freshman Alterique Gilbert and grad student Antwoine Anderson as his starting guards in Friday’s win over Colgate. In a game headlined by Terry Larrier scoring 27 points in his return to the court after suffering a torn ACL last season, Gilbert was also making his return from injury. Gilbert played 31 minutes, finishing with four points (2-for-13 FG), six rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

Anderson, who arrived at UConn by way of Fordham, joined Larrier in double figures with 12 points, while also dishing out six assists with just one turnover.