WBB signs graduate Adebola Adeyeye transfer from MAC Buffalo champion
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Buffalo forward Adebola “Ade” Adeyeye (add-e-BOW-luh add-e-YAY-YAY), who helped lead the Bulls to the 2022 Mid-American Conference Championship, has signed with the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program as a graduate transfer.
Adeyeye is the sixth newcomer Kentucky will welcome to the 2022-23 roster, joining four-star guard Kennedy Cambridge (Nashville, Tennessee), four-star postman Tionna Herron (DeSoto, Texas), Miss Kentucky Basketball Amiya Jenkins (Lawrenceburg, Kentucky), star state guard Cassidy Rowe (Virgie, Kentucky), and four-star guard Saniah Tyler (Florissant, Missouri).
“It was great news this week to receive a commitment from Ade and add him to the Kentucky Wildcat family,” Elzy said. “She visited the campus recently and I saw right away that it was perfect. Her values align perfectly with the core values of our program. She is a highly motorized player with a great basketball IQ. Ade is fun to watch play because she brings elite energy to the ground at all times. She is an exceptional rebounder and really brings tenacity to the glass. Ade is the exact type of player and person we were looking to add and we look forward to having it on campus soon.
Below is a detailed look at Adeyeye and what she will bring to Lexington next season.
Adebola Adeyeye, 6-2, Forward, Brampton, ON, Canada (The Rock School/Buffalo)
Buffalo (2019-22) – Had a fine four-year career at Buffalo, playing 116 games with 4.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game during his career… Saved his best year at Buffalo for last, averaging 6.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last season helping the Bulls to the 2022 MAC Championships and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament … Earned his career total points against Akron during the season, scoring 17 points and hitting 8 of 8 from the field with four rebounds … Had a double-double when Buffalo played Akron the first time, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds … Had 10 or more points nine times during the season with three double-doubles … L one of those double-doubles came against highly ranked Oklahoma, scoring 12 points with 13 rebounds, adding two steals… Played 24 games as a junior at Buffalo, averaging 5.0 points and 4, 6 rebounds per game, hitting 57% from the field with 15 blocks … Had a two th breakout season, averaging 5.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds per game … As a rookie, she played in 33 games and averaged 2.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game .
High school – Played three seasons, including one as a team captain, at Rock School in Florida… Played in 28 games in his senior year, averaging 16.1 points, 17.9 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.1 steals per game… Shot 58% from the floor as a senior… During her three-year career at Rock School, averaged a double-double with 12.0 points and 13.3 rebounds, while shooting 56 percent from the floor.