NKU Basketball Signs Hot-Shooting Junior College Transfer

Northern Kentucky men's basketball announced Tuesday that it signed junior college transfer Adham Eleeda, a shooting guard from Sheridan College in Wyoming. 

“Adham adds a proven shot maker and, in addition, he brings good size and length,” said head coach Darrin Horn. “His 129 total 3-point makes and high shooting percentage is impressive. He has a tremendous work ethic and was a part of a winning team at Sheridan. His versatility and experience should allow him to impact immediately.”

Eleeda earned 29 starts across 33 games played as the Generals went 31-4 overall last season. The 6-foot-5 sophomore averaged 13.3 points behind 41.9 percent field-goal shooting and 40.8 percent 3-point shooting. He also made 78 percent of his attempts at the charity stripe.

Eleeda posted 22 double-digit scoring efforts, including six efforts with at least 20 points in the scoring column. He poured in a career-high 30 points in a victory over Western Wyoming CC in which he buried 10 3-point field goals. That outing was one of 11 games where the sharpshooter made at least five threes and one of four contests that he made at least eight treys. His 129 made threes ranked third nationally in NJCAA Division I.

As Sheridan’s leading scorer, Eleeda led the Generals to a Region IX runner-up and the No. 13 seed in the NJCAA National Championship.

Eleeda played at Trinity Valley CC (Athens, Texas) as a freshman, competing in eight games on a team that went 28-5 on the season. He is a native of Toronto, where he played prep basketball at the Toronto Basketball Academy.

-Staff report

Photo: Adham Eleeda (via Sheridan College)