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Wed. March 24, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

Gulf girls basketball star Nicole Adams left Morton Plant Mease Countryside hospital Tuesday afternoon. She had been hospitalized since Saturday because of a pancreatic infection.

Her father, Tom Adams, e-mailed an update on her progress to the Times.

"She still has some minor discomfort (pain) and is exhausted ...but nobody is complaining, she's home/sleeping. ...We will take the next few days slow and see where we are. Nicole has a few doctors that will be following up to monitor her progress and we are anticipating a full recovery within two to three weeks."

Adams was taken to the emergency room Saturday morning after experiencing discomfort while training with her AAU team, the Orlando Comets.

Tom Adams said his daughter will remain on a low-fat diet; no word yet on when she'll be cleared to play.

"We have been receiving many calls and text messages from people checking on Nicole (including the families of Jefferson girls basketball player Jade Givens, Clearwater's Latrel and Lashe Kirkland and Tampa Catholic's Collete Eule)," Adams wrote. "It shows how close the basketball community is here in the Tampa Bay area. We wanted to thank everybody for their kind words of support and encouragement it has had a very positive impact on her recovery. Nicole is at home and resting comfortably."

Adams averaged 18.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists as a junior and was named the Times North Suncoast girls basketball Player of the Year. She is being recruited by various colleges, including a handful of Patriot League and Ivy League schools.

igould@tampabay.com

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