LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN) – He is probably the most recognizable athlete at Greenbrier East with accolades some players can only dream about. However, he is possibly the humblest as well.
Greenbrier East point guard Adam Seams has had quite a senior season. Back in the fall, he led East to their first ever soccer state championship while being called a “once in a generation player” by his head coach Lucas Lemine; Seams was named first team all-state for the third straight soccer season.
Basically, Seams’ picture will be displayed all across the hallways at the school.
Now, Seams is in the thick of a state tournament opportunity on the hardwood, as he has helped lead the Spartans to a multiple-week top 10 ranking against arguably the toughest schedule in school history.
Seams is known for his passing ability, known for his ability to literally make any kind of pass that can be thrown on the court. Whether it is a no-look, behind the back or just a traditional bounce pass, Seams can make it with ease. Seams’ goal is to be the all-time school leader in assists, but he is not sure if he is or not because the school did not record those stats in the school’s first several years.
“I honestly have no idea,” Seams said when asked if he thought he was the assist leader. “But assists are so enjoyable to me.”
According to the senior, he was born to pass, but he has also done a lot of homework through his years to perfect his craft.
“It’s a natural thing I have, but I also have watched basketball since I was little and analyzed college players play, and watching them helped me become who I am,” Seams explained.
Seams understands the pressure that mounts once postseason play begins, and for the Spartans to reach their goal — a state tournament berth in Charleston — they need to stay focused on the task at hand.
“Take every game and play one at a time. Have fun and be a team,” Seams said.
However, if the state tournament happens, and even with a state soccer title on his resume’, Seams will always feel that he could have done more.
“There’s always more to do in life, but every day I try to make sure that if it is the last, I did my best to help the team,” he stated.
Being thankful for natural talent is one thing, but being thankful for your family is a different level of appreciation, and for Seams, that is where his thanks and love lie.
“They (family) have helped a tremendous amount, because they always take me places and help me do what I want to do. They are my biggest supporters, and they don’t get enough credit. I love them so much. Without them I wouldn’t be me,” Seams said thankfully.
While still undecided about his future in college, Seams has a couple of options he will think about when it’s time.
“I don’t know (about college plans). I want to play soccer, but I might play basketball,” Seams concluded.
Whatever he chooses, that school will get an assist in more ways than one for their program.