Art Adams
Art Adams
Full Name:  Arthur Stephen Adams
     Born:  August 20, 1925 in Bayonne, NJ
     Died:  January 8, 2017 in Tallahassee, Fl
   School:  Findlay College in Findlay, Ohio


FSU Career
Basketball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
48-49 15  C       6-4  180  Jr   *   Brooklyn, NY                


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Obituary for Art Adams.

Published in Tallahassee Democrat from Jan. 12 to Jan. 14, 2017.

Arthur Stephen (Adzima) Adams, 91, was born August 20, 1925 in Bayonne NJ, the son of Stephen Thomas (Adzima) Adams and Consuelo V. Wilson Adzima and died January 8, 2017 at the Big Bend Hospice house. Art's father changed the family name to Adams. While growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Artie Adams worked on tug boats in the New York harbor then served his country honorably in WW 2 with the US Army Corps of Engineers. A gifted athlete, Ace Adams led his Brooklyn neighborhood Prospect Park YMCA basketball team to the national championship in Madison Square Garden which earned him an invitation to the 1948 London Olympic trials. With his basketball skills and the GI bill, Art came to Tallahassee to play for the FSU Seminoles under coach Bud Kennedy and was elected captain of the 1948/49 team while earning his BS and MS Business degrees.Art was a Seminole Alumnus, Booster, Varsity Club president and Tip-Off Club founder.

Art had a 37 year career serving the people of the State of Florida including positions as Personnel Director at Florida State University and Assistant to the President at Florida A & M University. He also served as Personnel Director of the Industrial Commission, Youth Services and Health and Rehabilitative Services. Following retirement from the State, Art had a 20 year career as Vice President of Retirement Services, Capital Insurance Agency. A true friend and companion, he enjoyed many fishing trips to the Upper Peninsula, his weekly poker games, and was an active member of Elk's Lodge 937.

Art was predeceased by his loving wife Deanne McPherson Adams, and the mother of his children, Dorothy Sullivan Adams. He is survived by his son Steve (Katie) Adams, daughters Connie (Ed) Gilbert and Ellen (Joe) Mackey, granddaughters Heather Gilbert, Caila Armfield, Liza Mackey and his beloved Susan Shiver, Chelsea Caldwell, Chandler Chancellor, Donnie and Cindy Nichols, Brandon Nichols, Joe and Karen Shiver, Gary Wayne Shiver, Walter Shiver and Jessie Shiver and a host of loving relatives and friends.



FSU Statistics
Basketball
                                 --3 Point---                            ----REBOUNDS-----
Year  GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  PCT  FGM FGA  PCT  FTM FTA  PCT  PTS  AVG    OFF DEF  TOT  AVG  PF DQ  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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48-49 23  10       64      .000          .000   15     .000  143  6.2                  0.0      1                    
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Tot   23  10    0  64    0 .000    0   0 .000   15   0 .000  143  6.2      0   0    0  0.0   0  1    0    0    0    0
Basketball
Game Statistics
1948-49                                          3 Point                  --REBOUNDS--
Date  Opponent             GP  GS  Min FGM  FGA  FGM FGA  FTM FTA  PTS    OFF DEF  TOT  PF  AST   TO  BLK  STL
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Dec  7 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  1   c        7                  0   0   14                   1                    
Dec 10 SOUTHERN             1   c        4                  1   3    9                   3                    
Dec 11 SOUTHERN             1            4                  3   4   11                   5                    
Dec 15 TROY STATE           1   c        4                  0        8                   0                    
Dec 28 LAMBUTH COLLEGE      1   c        8                  0       16                                        
Dec 29 UNION (TN)           1   c        3                  0        6                                        
Dec 30 SOUTHWESTERN-MEMPHIS 1            1                  2   2    4                   2                    
Jan  5 STETSON              1   c        1                  0   0    2                   1                    
Jan 14 STETSON              1            4                  1   1    9                   4                    
Jan 15 TAMPA                1            0                  0   1    0                                        
Jan 18 MERCER               1            1                  0   2    2                   2                    
Jan 21 TROY STATE           1            3                  1   2    7                   0                    
Jan 27 OGLETHORPE           1            2                  0   0    4                   3                    
Jan 28 MERCER               1            1                  0   0    2                   4                    
Feb  4 MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE  1            0                  2        2                                        
Feb  5 MILLSAPS COLLEGE     1            0                  0        0                                        
Feb 12 OGLETHORPE           1   c        6                  1       13                                        
Feb 18 SEWANEE              1   c        3                  0        6                                        
Feb 19 SEWANEE              1   c        1                  3        5                                        
Feb 23 BIRMINGHAM SO COLL   1   c        6                  1       13                                        
Feb 28 MERCER               1            3                  0        6                                        
Mar  1 TAMPA                1            1                  0   0    2                                        
Mar  2 LAMBUTH COLLEGE      1            1                  0        2                                        
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Totals                     23  10    0  64    0    0   0   15  15  143      0   0    0  25    0    0    0    0