Former UAF player gets community service

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2008

FAIRBANKS - A former University of Alaska Fairbanks basketball player will serve 100 hours of community service for his role in dorm thefts.

Christopher Adams, a 6-foot-7 forward from San Bernardino, Calif., was sentenced Tuesday.

The 25-year-old Adams lost his scholarship and was kicked off the Division II Nanooks after being accused of eight felonies in 2006. Prosecutors alleged he and another player, Christopher Jordan, entered student apartments and stole electronics, mainly laptop computers.

Both eventually pleaded no contest to one burglary count. Jordan was sentenced to eight months in jail on additional charges.

Adams said he has been recovering from a stroke in California, but intends to enroll this spring at an evangelical college. He wants to again play basketball.

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