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Amin Adamu, Xavier Bishop and Abdul Mohamed to use extra year of eligibility, return to MSU

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 16:14:21-04

BOZEMAN — Montana State's Amin Adamu, Xavier Bishop and Abdul Mohamed took to social media Monday to announce they'll each be using their extra year of eligibility to return to the men's basketball program this upcoming season.

Adamu, who will be returning for his third season with the Bobcats, finished the 2020-21 season earning his first all-Big Sky Conference honor as he led MSU in scoring at 14.7 points per game while shooting 48.4% from the field.

He finished among the top 10 individuals in the Big Sky in free throw percentage (80.2%), free throws made (69) and field goals made (121), while his 1.59 steals per contest mark were second-best in the Big Sky. The 6-foot-5 guard scored in double digits in 17 of 22 games played.

Adamu transferred to Montana State in 2019 after attending Casper College where he played his sophomore year of collegiate eligibility. While starting 34 of 35 games, he averaged 15.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Additionally, the guard shot 58.7% from the field, including a 35.3% mark from beyond the 3-point line.

In his first season as a Bobcat, Bishop was picked to the all-Big Sky second team and was MSU's third-leading scorer after averaging 13.9 points per game.

Through the regular season, the point guard finished among the top three in the league in assist/turnover ratio (1.75) and assists per game (4.1). He also ended the year seventh among Big Sky players in scoring, free throws made (68) and minutes per game (32:52).

Bishop transferred to Montana State in 2019, where he redshirted the following season, after playing three seasons at University of Missouri - Kansas City. He has scored more than 1,300 career points.

Mohamed played two seasons at Gillette College then spent two years at North Texas, redshirting one of those seasons, prior to arriving in Bozeman in 2020. The forward moved into the Bobcats' starting lineup five games into the season, and the team went 11-7 with him in the starting five.