Deng Adel

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Template:Use Australian English Template:Infobox basketball biography Deng Adel (born 1 February 1996) is a Sudanese-Australian college basketball player for the Louisville Cardinals.

Early life

Adel was born in what is now South Sudan. As a youth, he, his mother and five siblings fled war-torn Sudan and moved to Uganda to set up a move to Australia. He arrived in Melbourne in 2004 and lived in the suburbs of Fitzroy and Sunshine. Basketball only came into Adel's life when his friends introduced him to it as a 14-year-old. From there, he began playing locally for the Sunshine Longhorns, and in 2012, he joined the Waverley Falcons' Big V team.[1][2] Growing up, Adel also played soccer and ran track.[3]

Adel attended high school at both Keilor Downs College[4] and Xavier College.[1] In August 2013, he moved to the United States after landing a rare $20,000 basketball scholarship to Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, Florida.[5]

High school career

As a junior at Victory Rock Prep in 2013–14, Adel averaged 22 points and eight rebounds per game in helping the Blue Devils to a 24–8 record.[6]

In November 2014, Adel signed a National Letter of Intent to play college basketball for the University of Louisville.[6] Adel considered offers from Connecticut, Florida, Mississippi and Virginia Tech before choosing to sign with the Cardinals.[6]

As a senior at Victory Rock Prep in 2014–15, Adel averaged 19.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in helping the Blue Devils to a 27–9 record. He subsequently earned all-state selection by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC).[3]

College career

In May 2015, Adel enrolled in classes and moved to the University of Louisville for the first session of summer school.[7] He later joined the Louisville Cardinals for the 2015–16 season, and was made a starter for the team to begin his freshman campaign. He started for the Cardinals in the first two games of the season, averaging 4.5 points in 17 minutes while helping the team win both games. However, on 20 November, the day before the team's third game, Adel landed awkwardly in practice and was subsequently ruled out for three to six weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee.[8] He returned to full practise on 21 December,[9][10] and made his return to the court the following night against UMKC.[11] On 30 January 2016, he recorded season-highs in points (12), rebounds (five) and minutes played (21) against Virginia.[12] On 6 February, he had a season-best game with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in 34 minutes as a starter in a 79–47 win over Boston College.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ward, Roy (4 March 2015). "Rising star Deng Adel chases NBA dream with Louisville Cardinals college team". 
  2. "Player statistics for Deng Adel". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Deng Adel - 2015-16 Men's Basketball". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  4. "Keilor Downs College Ex-Student, Reaching The Heights". 5 May 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. Lucas, Brendan (23 August 2013). "Melbourne teenager Deng Adel lands US basketball scholarship". Herald Sun. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Cards' Basketball Signing Class Among Nation's Best". 17 November 2014. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  7. Greer, Jeff (11 May 2015). "Deng Adel enrolls at U of L, starts workouts". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  8. Greer, Jeff (21 November 2015). "Louisville's Deng Adel has sprained MCL". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  9. Greer, Jeff (19 December 2015). "Deng Adel nears return from knee injury". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  10. Greer, Jeff (21 December 2015). "Louisville's Deng Adel returns to practice". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  11. "No. 16 Louisville pulls away from Missouri-Kansas City 75-47". 22 December 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  12. Jones, Steve (30 January 2016). "Adel's play a silver lining in U of L's loss". Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  13. "No. 19 Louisville rolls past Boston College 79-47". 6 February 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 

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