ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball head coach Rusty Osborne finalized his team’s 2017-18 roster Wednesday with the announcement that two local players – Alex Adams and Ryan Trailer – have enrolled at UAA and joined the Seawolves.
Adams, a 6-6, 175-pound forward, was an All-Cook Inlet Conference and second-team all-state performer as a senior at South Anchorage High School in 2015-16, earning selection to that season’s AABC All-Star Game as well. The son of former Seawolf forward Pete Adams (1981-84), Alex attended prep school and played last season at Moravian Academy in Hickory, N.C., where he averaged 15 points, four rebounds and three assists per game.
Trailer, a 6-4, 195-pound guard, joins the Seawolves after a standout career at Bartlett High School. He earned first-team All-CIC and third-team all-state honors as a senior last year, helping the Golden Bears to their second consecutive 6th-place finish at the 4A State Tournament.
“Both Alex and Ryan have shown tremendous potential at their previous schools, and I’ve had the good fortune to be able to watch them grow as players since middle school,” said Osborne, who has led the Seawolves to 12 straight winning seasons. “I believe their respective skills fit well in our system, and we’re excited to get the chance to develop more Alaskan talent.”
Adams and Trailer bring UAA’s 2017 recruiting class to a dozen players, joining Div. I transfers Malik Clements (G, 6-3/201, Jr., Madison, Wis./Madison West HS/North Dakota State), Maleke Haynes (G, 5-10/160, Sr., Los Angeles, Calif./El Camino Real HS/Pacific), Jacob Lampkin (F, 6-9/235, Sr., Bellevue, Wash./O’Dea HS/Pacific) and D.J. Ursery (G, 6-4/195, Sr., Los Angeles, Calif./Crespi HS/Pacific), junior-college transfers Jack Macdonald (G, 6-0/185, So., Melbourne, Australia/Ohlone College) and Josiah Wood (G, 6-5/185, Jr., Reno, Nev./Galena HS/Butte College), and fellow true freshmen Eric Jenkins (F, 6-5/185, Anchorage/Dimond HS), Kylan Osborne (G, 6-1/150, Anchorage/Dimond HS), Brennan Rymer (G, 6-1/175, Sydney, Australia) and Austin White (F, 6-8/200, Ninilchik, Alaska).