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Freshman Trojan playing to honor Rod Scott

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Freshman Darian Adams has the potential to be a dominant player for the Troy Trojans.

The Montgomery native lit up the stat sheet for St. Jude and Carver in high school and is waiting for the chance to do the same for the Trojans.

"I'm trying to do something at the collegiate level. Trying to win a conference tournament, it doesn't matter," said Adams. "I just love winning. It's something I want to do. I knew I could do what I could do here and they had faith in me. I just knew it was right for me."

The past year hasn't been easy for Adams.

Adams redshirted this year for Troy Trojans and had to watch from the sidelines as the Trojans won the Sun Belt Conference title, but what made this year even tougher was losing his close friend Rod Scott.

Scott was killed in a car crash back in March of 2016 as he, Adams, and some other friends were on their way to Birmingham to watch the AHSAA state basketball tournament.

Adams was devastated when he heard the news.

"I was like this can't be real," said Adams. "We were just talking about how we were going to work out as soon as the season ended. How we were going to stay together before we went off to college. I knew it could it be real. I just thought he had some minor injuries. But when they told me, it hurt my heart."

Adams is now getting ready for his first year suiting up for the Trojans in 2017 and will not only play for himself, but he will in memory of Rod.

"Now I just know I have to stay motivated and keep going hard for him because that's the same thing he would want from me," said Adams. "That's all I think about is that I have to do something great for both of us because he was going to be a good player and I'm trying to be just as good of a player."

Adams says he knows that Rod will be watching when he does take the court next season.

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