• 2017-18 Record: 2-0
  • 2017-18 Preseason Ranking: 6/17
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 1990
  • NCAA Sweet 16: 2016, 2015, 2014, 1990
  • NCAA Elite Eight: 2014
  • UAA Championships: 2016, 2015, 2013, 1990, 1989

Emory's Adam Gigax Named D3Hoops.com Preseason All-American

Emory's Adam Gigax Named D3Hoops.com Preseason All-American

With the 2017-18 season quickly approaching, Emory University senior Adam Gigax continued to add to his collection of awards when he was named a D3hoops.com Preseason All-American.  Gigax was chosen to the fourth team and was the lone player from the University Athletic Association to garner any recognition.

The 6-foot-7 Gigax captured a number of honors last season after pacing the team in scoring with an 18.3 points per game average, second among UAA players and the 10th-highest seasonal effort in school history. A First Team All-UAA honoree and Second Team All-South District selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Gigax recorded double-figure scoring in 21 games and totaled 13 performances of 20 or more points.  His 494 points established a program record for most points by a junior and was the fourth-highest overall total in school annals.  Named the UAA Player of the Week on three occasions last year, his team-high 80 three-point field goals represented the second-highest mark in Emory history and ranked him 35th among D-III players.

Heading into his final season at Emory, Gigax has appeared in 69 games, 52 as a starter, and stands prominently in a number of Emory career categories including fifth in free throw percentage (.858, 109-127), ninth in three-point field goals (137), 13th in three-point field goal percentage (.380, 137-of-361) and 14th in scoring average (12.5 ppg).

Earlier, Gigax was named a D-III Preseason Honorable Mention by Street & Smith's and was named as one of the Top 24 Players by DIII News.

Gigax and his teammates will open the regular season on Wednesday (Nov. 15) when the Eagles welcome Piedmont College to the Woodruff PE Center for an 8:00 pm tip.