Edrice "Bam" Adebayo
This awesome 11 x 17 photo is hand signed by "Bam" Adebayo. The photo captures him doing what he will always be remembered for at the University of Kentucky...slamming the ball through the hoop. His strength as a college freshman was a rarity and he was often compared to a young Dwight Howard. Photo comes with an certificate of authenticity from Your Frame Of Mind Galleries.
Freshman: Only Wildcat to start all 38 games of the season … Became Kentucky’s most consistent and dominant post presence … Named to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team by both the league’s coaches and the Associated Press … Also made the coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team … Made the SEC All-Tournament Team after helping lead the Wildcats to the SEC Tournament championship … Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week award winner (Feb. 27 and March 6) … Dunked a remarkable 101 shots this season, surpassing Anthony Davis’ John Calipari era record of 92 … Led UK with eight double-doubles, including two in the last four games, three in the last seven and five in the last 11 … Averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks on the season … His rebounding average and blocked shots average led the team … Ranked second in the SEC in offensive rebounds per game, third in rebounds per game and seventh in blocked shots per game … Eighth among all freshmen nationally in rebounds per game … Also paced Kentucky in field-goal percentage (.599) for players taking at least 100 shots … Scored in double figures in 31 of 38 games … Led the Wildcats in rebounding in a team-high 20 games as well as blocked shots in a team-best 18 games … Averaged just shy of a double-double (12.9 points, 9.8 boards) over the last 15 games in which UK went 14-1 … Grabbed at least six rebounds in 15 of his final 16 games … Became just the sixth player under Calipari to haul in 300 or more rebounds for a season … Dished out a career-high five assists amid numerous double teams vs. No. 8/6 UCLA in the Sweet 16 … Notched his team-leading eighth double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament second-round victory over No. 19/19 Wichita State … Debuted in the NCAA Tournament with 15 points and 18 rebounds vs. Northern Kentucky … The 18 rebounds were the most boards in the Calipari era in the NCAA Tournament and the third most all-time in UK history in the tournament … Per ESPN Stats & Info, he became the second Kentucky player (Julius Randle in 2014) with a double-double in each of his first two NCAA Tournament games … Just missed out on a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament finals … Turned his play up late in the season with back-to-back double-doubles vs. Missouri and Florida … Followed a 22-point, 15-rebound game at Missouri with an 18-point, 15-rebound effort vs. No. 13/12 Florida … His back-to-back double-doubles were his first consecutive double-doubles of the season … The back-to-back 15-rebound games marked the first such stretch since Jared Prickett accomplished the feat on Feb. 6 and 9, 1994 … It was also the first time a UK player had posted back-to-back games of 15 boards in SEC play since Sam Bowie on March 1 and 3, 1984 … Came up with a career-high four steals in addition to nine points and seven rebounds at No. 24/23 Florida … Scored 21 points to go along with five rebounds at Tennessee … Recorded 18 points in the home victory over No. 24/24 South Carolina … Scored in double figures in 14 straight games from Nov. 20 to Jan. 14 … Scored a career-high 25 points with a career-high eight dunks in the SEC-opening win at Ole Miss … Stuffed the stat sheet vs. No. 11/9 UCLA at home with 18 points, 13 rebounds and a career-high four blocks while going 10 for 13 from the free-throw line … Posted a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds vs. UT Martin … Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 boards vs. Canisius.
Named a McDonald’s All-American and participated in the Jordan Brand Classic game … Tabbed to the second team of the All-USA Boys Basketball Team … McDonald’s All-American Game Morgan Wootten Player of the Year finalist … Made the Naismith All-America Second Team … Tabbed the North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year … Joins Kentucky out of High Point Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina, where he averaged 18.9 points and 13.0 rebounds his senior season … He led High Point Christian Academy to an appearance in the state title game … Ranked in the top 10 by ESPN (No. 5) and Rivals (No. 7) … Scout (No. 11) and 247Sports (No. 12) tabbed him as a top-15 prospect in the 2016 class … Ranked No. 8 overall in the Recruiting Services Consensus Index … Has USA Basketball experience and was named a MaxPreps All-American in 2013 … An honor-roll student … Also was a member of the poetry club … Was a member of the Kids Hoops service project.