Florida Atlantic basketball's Adger a big part of early success with all new Owls team
Boca Raton (CBS12) —
The Florida Atlantic Basketball team hasn't played in a National Tournament since the 2011 NIT, while their last NCAA Tournament was all the way back in 2002. That said, Lane Kiffin's football team aren't the only ones poised for some National Attention in Boca Raton.
Brand new Owls Head Coach Dusty May has his team on track for their best season in years, maybe even since that 2002 March Madness Experience. The 11-8 team was hard at work on Tuesday, getting ready for back to back games against their biggest Conference Rivals, Florida International University.
The Owls are a completely different team than last year, with only 3 returning players, including Anthony Adger who's averaging a career high of over 16 points a game.
"I think it's the culture Coach May put into the locker room of just playing hard," says Adger. "Just going out there and compete every day, and whatever happens happens."
"I didn't know how good he was," says May. "But I basically said if you work hard, and you're a great teammate and a great leader, you'll find a role in this program. He's put in the work, and now he has the freedom to go make plays. He deserves the success he's been having."
The Owls Host FIU on Wednesday at 7 PM in Boca Raton, followed by a rematch down to Miami on Saturday,