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Former Lee’s Summit star Danielle Adams chosen to NJCAA women’s basketball hall of fame

Before she won a NCAA championship at Texas A&M, Danielle Adams was a star for Jefferson College in Missouri.
Before she won a NCAA championship at Texas A&M, Danielle Adams was a star for Jefferson College in Missouri.

Danielle Adams, a former standout at Lee’s Summit High who won a national title with Texas A&M before playing for the WNBA and pro leagues overseas, was selected to the 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association’s women’s basketball Hall of Fame on Monday.

After graduating from Lee’s Summit, Adams helped Jefferson College in Hillsboro, Mo., to a 66-4 record during 2007-09. She was a NJCAA first-team All-American both seasons, averaging 22.1 points and 2.8 blocks per game in 2008-09. Adams went on to Texas A&M, where she was chosen Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 Final Four after leading the Aggies to the championship.

Adams was selected 20th overall by San Antonio in the 2011 WNBA Draft. In addition to her five seasons with the Silver Stars, Adams has also played professionally in Italy, Israel and France.

Also selected for the hall were former Kalamazoo Valley (Mich.) coach Ronald Welch and former Lake Region State (N.D.) coach Duane Schwab.

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