Bucs get graduate transfer power forward from Northern Kentucky

Joe Avento • Updated Apr 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Silas Adheke, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward, has announced he is transferring from Northern Kentucky to East Tennessee State for his final year of college basketball.

Adheke played two years at Northern Kentucky and the Norse won the Horizon League championship both seasons. He announced his decision on Twitter, where he thanked the Northern Kentucky coaches and fans as well as the school’s math department.

This year, as a red-shirt junior, he averaged 3.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in about 13 minutes a game. He is a graduate transfer and will be eligible immediately.

Adheke began his career at Evansville, where he red-shirted as a freshman. He then played a year at Eastern Florida State, where he helped the team finish third in the national junior college tournament.

Adheke is from Lagos, Nigeria, and went to high school at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga.

He joins Paul Smith, a 6-foot-8 forward from DeMatha Catholic, and Ty Brewer, a 6-foot-7 transfer from Southeastern Louisiana, in this year’s ETSU recruiting class.

The Bucs, coming off a 30-4 season in which they won the Southern Conference regular-season and tournament championships, still have two more spots to fill.

Players can start signing letters of intent April 15.

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