Wednesday , May , 16 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Winthrop guard dies four days after car accident

Rock Hill, SC (Sports Network) – Winthrop junior point guard De’Andre
Adams died Wednesday in the Atlanta Medical Center from head injuries
sustained Saturday in a one-car accident near his home in Austell, Georgia.

Adams swerved to avoid hitting a fallen tree on the road when the car
flipped and rolled before crashing into another tree off the road. He was
returning home after participating in a pick-up game at the Run-And-Shoot.

“He had a vibrant personality and he lived his life with great passion and
enthusiasm,” Winthrop coach Randy Peele said. “We will miss De’Andre a great
deal.”

A key player off the Winthrop bench, Adams helped the Eagles to two Big South
Conference titles and two trips to the NCAA Championship Tournament. Playing
in all 65 Winthrop games over the past two seasons, he averaged 2.1 points and
2.8 assists last year.

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