Georgetown senior Tyler Adams scores after heart condition ended career


WASHINGTON — Tyler Adams’s return to the court lasted 15 seconds. That’s more than the Georgetown center expected after a heart ailment stopped his basketball career more than three years ago.

The senior started in his final home game Saturday when Georgetown hosted Seton Hall.

Georgetown coach John Thompson III surprised Adams on Thursday put letting him know he would start on senior day.

Adams, who Thompson said this week was recruited “to be the next Georgetown center” hadn’t played in a game since Dec. 3, 2011.

The Hoyas won the opening tip and quickly looked inside for the 6-foot-9 big man wearing No. 10. As the Seton Hall defenders backed off, Adams caught the entry pass and rose for a dunk, giving the Hoyas a 2-0 lead. Georgetown then committed a foul to stop play. Adams exited to a standing ovation.

Georgetown faced the Big East foe without leading scorer D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who sat with a lower body injury, according to a school official.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

A picture is sometimes worth more than a thousand words. #ThankYouTyler.

— Georgetown Hoyas (@georgetownhoyas) March 7, 2015

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