Winthrop will hold a Celebration of Life service for De'Andre Adams beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Winthrop Coliseum.
Adams, a backup point guard, died in May as a result of injuries sustained in a single-car accident near his home in Austell, Ga.
A key reserve in the Eagles' run to the Big South Conference title and the school's first-ever win in the NCAA tournament, Adams would have been a junior this fall. He helped the Eagles win two straight Big South titles and was a crowd favorite because of his all-out style and quick smile.
At Adams' funeral in May, Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio announced the school would honor Adams at a later date. He also announced that Adams' jersey number, 24, would be retired.
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Adams' father, John, and other family members are expected to attend.
"Hopefully it will be the most important thing in our community (Tuesday) for all of us to come together and pay tribute to an outstanding young man who made such an impact on our university and basketball program during his two years here," Winthrop coach Randy Peele said.
The Tuesday service will include a special tribute to Adams and a video presentation to salute his life and career.
The service is open to the public and those attending will learn how to contribute to the De'Andre Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was established to endow a $25,000 scholarship for a Winthrop basketball player.
"The most important thing we can take from this service besides honoring De'Andre's life," Peele said, "is to really get involved with the fundraising efforts."
Coliseum doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.