Adrian Uter, who started his collegiate basketball career at Broward College, finished his college career at Hofstra University and went on to play in Israel’s top-echelon professional league, has been named to the 2013 Florida College System Activities Association Men's Basketball Hall of Fame.
The men's basketball hall of fame is for basketball players, coaches and administrators and is voted on by community college basketball coaches. The hall of fame began in 1990 and there are 67 inductees. Broward’s only other inductee to the hall is former North Campus athletic director and coach Alton “Andy “ Andrews, who was inducted in 1992.
Uter, a native of Jamaica, came to Broward College from New York. In his first year at Broward College, in 2002, Uter was an effective player better known for his rebounding and shot-blocking abilities, but in the offseason he trained hard and seemed like a different player in his sophomore year.
“He was a good player that first year, but worked hard in the off-season and came back a totally different player,” said John Giordano, Broward College athletic coordinator. “He had become huge and played huge.”
“Adrian is one of the hardest-working and most-loyal players I have ever coached,” said Broward College Head Basketball Coach Bob Starkman. “All of his hard work has resulted in a brilliant and successful college and professional career.”
After graduating from Broward, Uter returned to New York, to complete his college career at Hofstra University. From there, he played professionally in Israel, Portugal and France. Uter and the other FCSAA Hall of Fame honoree for 2013, Dr. Jim Harvey vice president, provost and interim president of the College of South Florida, will be officially inducted into the hall in March in Marianna at the men’s state championships.