This past season at Texas Tech, Andrayah Adams dealt with a preseason injury, COVID-19 and a coaching change.
She's looking to end her college basketball career on a better note at North Dakota.
Adams, a Minneapolis native, recently committed to play for the Fighting Hawks.
The 5-foot-10 guard-forward was a starter at Texas Tech in the 2019-20 season. She scored a career-high 29 points in an overtime win over Oklahoma, as the Red Raiders won in Norman for the first time in 15 years.
"I had kind of gained some momentum at the end of 2020," Adams said. "That season, play stopped for everyone, and I was feeling like I was playing pretty well. I just wanted to continue that and be one of the top players and give it one more go and prove I belong at that level."
Adams didn't have a great opportunity to build off that junior season during the 2020-21 campaign in Lubbock.
"I was injured coming into the season, and I was out six weeks and then I got COVID," Adams said. "So there was a combination of that and all of the coaching staff stuff. It wasn't the best situation."
In Adams' breakout season in 2019-20, the Red Raiders went 18-11 overall before the Big 12 Tournament was canceled due to the pandemic.
Texas Tech coach Marlene Stollings was featured in Aug. 5, 2020, USA Today story about allegations of verbal abuse and dangerous forms of conditioning.
Stollings was fired by Texas Tech the next day.
Adams appeared in all 29 games for the Lady Raiders that season. She averaged 20.9 minutes and made 14 starts. She finished the season with 8.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. She came on late in the year to average 14.9 points over the final 13 games. She ended the year with four games of 20-plus points.
Adams said she describes her game as a three-level scorer with a high basketball IQ.
She was familiar with UND assistant coach John Motherwell.
"It's close to home and Coach Mo has been recruiting me since I was in Minnesota," Adams said. "So it was a friendly face, and he's overall a good guy. They pretty much told me to come in and be a scorer and play my game."