Ex-Cowboy Avery Honored in First Pro Season


WARNER—Former Connors State Cowboy Adarius Avery finished his first professional season in Europe earlier than expected, like most pro athletes around the world. But the former Cowboy, who played this past season for Larochette, where he was named  second team All-Luxembourg where he continued the dominant style of play CSC fans remember during the two seasons he spent at Connors.
 
Avery averaged 23.1 points per game, shooting 47.2 percent from the field after a combined 139 of 294 through 17 games played for Larochette's shorten season. He was 10-for-29 from behind the arc and also added 105 made free-throws on 148 attempts.
 
Avery, a Memphis, Tenn. native averaged 10.9 rebounds per game and 24.1 points his sophomore season at Connors to rank second in the nation. He also averaged 3.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game in leading the Cowboys to a 27-7 record.

He shot 49 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line.

Avery was named to the NJCAA Division I All-Tournament Team and collected first team Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference, first team All-Region II and NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.

He scored in double figures in all 34 games in 2016-17, netting 30 or more points on eight occasions and twice topping the 40-point plateau.

Avery poured in a career-best 42 points against Eastern Oklahoma State College and tallied 41 points versus Seminole State College in 2016-17.

 During his freshman season in 2015-16, he put up 10.7 scoring average, 6.3 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists a contest, while converting 55.5 percent of his field goal attempts and 70.8 percent of his charity tosses.

He scored a season-high 29 points versus Brookhaven as a freshman.
 
Avery earned second team All-MIAA selection for the Bronchos in 2018-19. He averaged 22 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. He became just the sixth player in school history to average 20 & 10 in a single season.

Avery spent one season at Loyola-Chicago the year they went to the Final Four before transferring to UCO for the 2018-19 season.