CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ The Charlotte Hornets placed point guard Michael Adams on injured list Monday because of a strained left hamstring and activated forward Joe Courtney.
Courtney, who played for Milwaukee and Phoenix last season, was signed as a free agent Nov. 2 and placed on the injured list the following day.
TORONTO (AP) - Prince Edward Island forward Michel Picard, who had four goals and nine assists in four games last week, was selected the American Hockey League player of the week Monday.
Picard, who signed with Ottawa as free agent in June, had two goals and six assists in the Senators’ 10-4 victory over Providence on Sunday. He leads the AHL in scoring with 11 goals and 27 assists in 18 games.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent guard Jaren Jackson to a one-year contract Monday. Terms were not disclosed.
Jackson, 27, averaged 2.8 points in 29 games for Portland last season.
DETROIT (AP) - Kalamazoo rookie Emanuel Fernandez, 2-0 with a 1.00 goals against average last week, was selected the International Hockey League player of the week Monday.
Fernandez, who joined the Dallas organization last season in a trade with Quebec, made 32 saves in the Wings’ 6-0 victory over the Soviet Wings on Friday night and shut out Fort Wayne for 33 minutes in a 4-2 victory Sunday.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - John Jackson scored 18 of his 20 points in the first half in Mississippi’s 109-78 exhibition victory over Spirit Express on Monday night.
Jackson, a transfer from Butler County Community College in Kansas, was 10 of 11 from the field.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Erwin Claggett scored 16 points in Saint Louis’ 103-61 exhibition victory over Arkansas Express on Monday night.
Rodney Peel led Arkansas Express with 21 points.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Freshman Danny Fortson and Art Long had 14 points and 11 rebounds in No. 13 Cincinnati’s 63-57 exhibition victory over BC Zagreb of Croatia on Monday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Lakista McCuller scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half Monday night, and North Carolina State overcame 34 percent shooting to beat the Polish national team 78-58 in an exhibition game.