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Men's Basketball

UTSA announces signing of Blessing Adesipe

SAN ANTONIO – For the second time this week, the UTSA Roadrunners have expanded their 2023-24 roster by adding a versatile wing player the lineup, as men's basketball head coach Steve Henson announced on July 7, 2023, that Blessing Adesipe is joining the team this summer. 

"Blessing will bring a lot of energy and effort to the team," Henson said. "Everyone we talked to regarding Blessing talked about his work ethic and effort. He will chase after rebounds and help us get out in transition. He is a big wing and will also slide over and play some as a facing forward for us." 

A 6-foot-6, 210-pound combo forward originally from Houston, Adesipe comes to San Antonio from Miles College in Miles City, Montana, where he put up 1,132 points in just two prolific scoring seasons.

Starting all 30 games for the Pioneers last season, Adesipe earned NJCAA All-America Honorable Mention after averaging 21.6 ppg to lead Miles, ranked second in the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference and 14th in NJCAA Division I. He shot 41.8 percent from the floor and racked up double figures in 28 games last year, knocking down 39 points against Dakota-Bottineau to top his five 30-point scoring performances in 2022-23. Razor close to averaging a double-double, Adesipe also chipped in 9.9 rebounds per game. He recorded 16 double-digit rebounding games last year, highlighted by a 16-board outing versus Williston State. He also added 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. He was named a 2023 NJCAA All-Star by the NJCAA Men's Basketball Coaches Association.

As a rookie in 2021-22, Adesipe only missed one start in his 31-game freshman campaign at Miles, scoring 15.6 ppg while shooting 45.7 from the floor in just 26.3 minutes per outing. He grabbed 6.9 rebounds per game and recorded 31 assists, 27 steals and 11 blocks in his first season.

Before Miles, Adesipe prepped at Houston's Alief Taylor High School. One of the most improved AAU Summer players in the Greater Houston Area, his senior year was cut short by injury while averaging 19.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. As a junior, he earned All-District 23-6A Honorable Mention after averaging 7.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. He is not the first Division I student-athlete in the family, as his brother, Abraham, played four years of football at Alabama State.

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