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ASU Basketball losing forward Andre Adams to transfer

The Sun Devils will lose another big man to transfer this offseason.

NCAA Basketball: Pac-12 Conference Tournament-Arizona State vs Stanford Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona State forward Andre Adams is transferring out of the program this offseason. The news was first reported by Scout.

"We appreciate Andre's contributions on and off the court and wish him the best in his future," ASU head coach Bobby Hurley said in a statement.

Adams, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound redshirt freshman, averaged 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.7 minutes per game across 14 total appearances during the 2016-17 season.

The local Avondale Westview product has been hampered by knee injuries throughout his collegiate career. Adams tore the ACL in his left knee three games into the 2014-15 season while at IMG Academy (Fla.) before tearing the ligament a second time in September of 2015.

The injury led to Adams redshirting his freshman year at ASU, as he was held out of 13 straight games during Pac-12 this season. In limited minutes, he provided a sizable impact for the Sun Devils off the bench.

His departure marks the second loss Hurley’s frontcourt has incurred this offseason, following the transfer of freshman center Jethro Tshisumpa.

The moves leave ASU with a remaining post unit touting only one experienced returner in forward Ramon Vila (2.6 points, 2.0 rebounds per game), along with newcomers Vitaliy Shibel, Romello White, Kenny Wooten and recent signee De’Quon Lake.

The Sun Devils now have two open scholarship slots to fill entering the 2017-18 campaign.