Mountaineers in the Pros
WVU’s Adrian Making a Splash in France
West Virginia alum Nathan Adrian’s making a splash in France and is being rewarded for it. This week he was named to the All-French basketball second team.
Nathan Adrian named to the All-French NM1 2nd Team; finishing 4th in the league in scoring with 17.3ppg. #InceptionSports @Njadrian_11 pic.twitter.com/ppYg2CEKom
— Inception Sports (@Inception_Bball) April 3, 2020
In August, the former Mountaineer known for his Morgantown roots, long-flowing locks of hair and do-it-all playing style, signed to play with JSA Bordeaux.
After a four year career at Morgantown High School, Adrian’s dreams came true getting a chance to play for the Mountaineers under head coach Bob Huggins. During his time in the blue and gold, Adrian — now 24-years-old — would reflect on growing up at WVU fan.
The 6-foot-9, 245-pound forward played in all 140 games during his four-year career from 2014-17. During his collegiate career, Adrian scored a total 792 career points, 516 rebounds, and 134 steals. Also during his career, his teams received a NCAA tournament berth for three years, advancing twice to the Sweet 16.
On this day 3 years ago #WVU knocked off Notre Dame to advance to the sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament, check out the hustle by Nate Adrian that leads to a slam by Esa Ahmad #HailWV #PressVirginia pic.twitter.com/6sjMJ0MfQZ
— Bonfire Sports (@Bonfiresports1) March 18, 2020
Before playing in France, Adrian tried his hand at broadcasting, appearing as a commentator for some of West Virginia’s home match-ups. He then joined other WVU alum and was a member of “Best Virginia,” traveling for games across the state and then participating in The Basketball Tournament.
Finishing his first professional season oversees, Adrian finished fourth in the league in scoring with a 17.3 points-per-game average.
It is no doubt Adrian remains a Mountaineer fan, even across the world. His Twitter feed is filled with WVU memories, conversations with other past players as well as Tweets about the current Mountaineer roster.