New Miami coach lands first recruit

New Miami basketball coach Jack Owens was introduces himself during a public event at Millett Hall in Oxford, Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017. GREG LYNCH / STAFF
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New Miami basketball coach Jack Owens was introduces himself during a public event at Millett Hall in Oxford, Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Miami University men’s basketball coach Jack Owens has announced his first signing since his hiring March 29.

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Jalen Adaway signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday and will begin playing for the RedHawks during the 2017-18 season.

A 6-foot-5 guard, Adaway was a four-year letterwinner at Logansport High School in Logansport, Ind. He averaged 15.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.1 steals as senior while leading the Berries to a 23-2 record and their first conference championship in 40 years.

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The Indianapolis Star named Adaway to the large school all-state team.

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