We will count down the remaining days until WCU basketball tips off at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio on November 7th. In this season's countdown, we will meet the coaches and team members as we countdown.
3 Days until Tip-off
#44 Adam Sledd
Height/Weight: 6'8" 220
Hometown: Roanoke, Va.
High School: Virginia Episcopal School
2016-17 (Freshman): Appeared in 30 of WCU's 32 contests ... Started in 23 contest ... Made collegiate debut in the season opener against Miami ... First appeared in the starting lineup against UNC Asheville (12/17) and started every game the rest of the season ... Scored in double-figures eight times ... Ripped down double-figure rebounds twice ... Picked up a pair of double-doubles against VMI (01/12) and College of Charleston (12/22) ... Led or shared the team lead in scoring five times ... Led or shared the team lead in rebounding seven times ... Scored a career-high 16 points at VMI (01/12) and versus Mars Hill (12/28) ... Ripped down a career-best 12 rebounds versus College of Charleston (12/22) ... Knocked down a season-high five free throws at UNCG (01/07) as he went 5-of-7 from the charity stripe ... Connected on a season-high seven shots from the field against Mars Hill (12/28) ... Named the team's Most Improved Player at the end of the season ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Finished his prep career at Virginia Episcopal School ... Spent his freshman and sophomore campaigns at Cave Spring High School ... As a sophomore, averaged 14.9 points and eight rebounds per game ... Named a Timesland Sizzlin' Sophomore ... Had the highest field goal percentage for a season at Cave Spring as a freshman at 65 percent ... As a junior, averaged six points and nine rebounds per game ... Team advanced to the state championships where they eventually fell to Blue Ridge ... Played travel ball for Spectrum Sports Academy Age 17 Elite Black team ... Won the Big Shots Myrtle Beach 1 Tournament, an NCAA certified event ... The team was selected to play in the highest talent division and went 5-0, beating teams from South Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana and Iowa ... Also a standout on the soccer pitch where he was named First Team All-Conference and Goalie of the Year while playing for Cave Spring ... Also set the record for most saves in a season while playing for CSHS.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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