Position: G Ht.: 6-0 Wt.: 175
Hometown: Marseilles, Ill.
Previous School: Wisconsin-Green Bay
Eligibility: Sr. Major: Business Administration
HONORS WON: 2012 Division II Bulletin Preseason Honorable Mention All-American and Preseason SSC Player-of-the-Year... 2012 team co-MVP... 2012 First Team All-Sunshine State Conference... 2012 SSC All-Newcomer Team... 2012 MVP of the SSC Tournament.
Transferred prior to the 2010-11 season from Division I University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where he played for two seasons for head coach Brian Wardle as one of the first players off the bench for the Phoenix.
JUNIOR SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (2011-12):
• Played in all 30 games, starting 19 and coming off the bench 11 times
• Won the national statistical title in 3-point field goals per game with a 3.50 average, the first Moccasin to ever lead the nation in that category
• Ranked 22nd in Division II in 3-point shooting percentage (.427) and 12th in free throw percentage (.891)
• Led the Sunshine State Conference with an 18.2 scoring average, the first Moccasin to do so since Chris Brooks in 2004
• Also led the SSC in 3-point shooting percentage (.427), 3-point field goals made (105) and 3-pointers per game (3.5)… 3-point total of 105 was one shy of the school single-season record set by Tim Gatz in 1995, and made him only the second Moccasin with over 100 in a season
• Made at least one 3-pointer in every game and had nine games with at least five… Twice made seven 3-pointers in a game, going 7-for-10 in a 79-68 win at Lynn (Feb. 18) and 7-for-11 in the 108-80 SSC Tournament semifinal win over Florida Tech (March 3)… Went 6-for-12 from behind the arc in the NCAA Tournament first-round loss to Christian Brothers (March 10)
• Second in the SSC in free throw percentage at .891 (Nova’s Teddy Tassy led the league with an .893 percentage)
• Set the Florida Southern record for consecutive free throws made with 30 in a row from November 22 through December 8 (old mark was 25 shared by three different players)… Followed that with another streak of 16 in a row
• Free throw percentage was third best in school history
• Went 10-for-10 from the line in 77-63 win at Rollins in the first round of the SSC Tournament (Feb. 29), and had seven other games throughout the season where he went 6-for-6 or better
• In winning MVP honors at the SSC Tournament, averaged 23.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists during the 3-game run to the league title, and shot 55 percent from the floor (21-for-38), 58 percent from 3-point range (15-for-26) and 93 percent from the line (13-for-14)… Scored 27 points in the 77-63 first-round upset at Rollins and 27 points in the semifinals against Florida Tech, equaling the third highest point total for a Moccasin in any SSC Tournament game… Added 16 points in the SSC Championship Game vs. Saint Leo, which the Mocs won 61-58 (March 4)
• Led the Mocs with 27 points in the 85-74 loss to Christian Brothers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (March 10)
• Counting all four postseason games from the SSC and NCAA Tournaments, averaged 24.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists while shooting 53 percent from the floor (30-for-57), 55 percent from behind the arc (21-for-38), and 89 percent from the free throw line (16-for-18)
• Scored in double figures in 27 of his 30 games, with 20 or more points 11 times… Had eight games with at least 25 points, including six of the final 10 games of the season
• Florida Southern’s scoring leader in a team-high 14 games, including all four postseason games
• Had a career-high 28 points in 98-90 overtime loss at Eckerd (Feb. 8), coming off the bench to do that
• Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds in 71-67 win at Barry (Feb. 11) and also scored 15 points in that game for his only career double-double… Only game with more than five rebounds
• Picked up a career-high eight assists in 97-79 win over Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in his second game as a Moccasin (Nov. 19)
• Equaled his career-high from Wisconsin-Green Bay with four steals 90-76 win at Palm Beach Atlantic (Feb. 25)
PREVIOUS SCHOOL (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY)
As a sophomore (2010-11)… One of the top players off the bench for Phoenix, and played in all but one game… Finished third on the team in 3-pointers (23) and shot 82 percent from the free throw line, though he had just 27 attempts… Scored a season-high 13 points in a 74-59 win over Youngstown State when he went 3-for-3 from long range and tied his season-high with six rebounds (Dec. 4)… Had five other games with at least eight points off the bench… Had four steals in a 64-62 loss to Butler (Feb. 15)… As a freshman (2009-10)… Played in all 35 games with three starts… Ranked eighth in the Horizon League in 3-point shooting percentage (.400, 34-for-85)… Scored a Wisconsin-Green Bay career-high 19 points and made five 3-pointers with a five assists in a 77-51 win over Rochester in his first career start (Nov. 16)… Had five games scoring in double figures, one of them a 10-point outing against national runner-up Butler in which he was 3-for-3 from behind the arc… Had five points, three rebounds and four assists in the Phoenix overtime win against #20 Wisconsin (Dec. 9).
IN HIGH SCHOOL
(GRAD. 2009)… Graduated from Seneca High School in Chicago where he played for coach Doug Evans, who is also his father… 4-year letterman for the Fighting Irish who ranked fifth in school history in points, second in career assists and first in steals… Helped Seneca to a 30-0 record as a freshman, and the Class A state championship… Also helped Seneca to 65 consecutive wins at one point in his career, the second longest winning streak in Illinois high school history… Named Second Team All-State as a sophomore and junior, and First Team as a senior… Averaged 21.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.5 steals per game during his junior year, and topped 20.0 points per game again as a senior, giving him over 1,000 points in his last two seasons… Two-time First Team All-Interstate 8 Conference selection… Also an academic all-conference pick twice in his career…Played football and golf at Seneca High School, in addition to basketball… Played AAU basketball for the Illinois Stars and coach Troy Johnson… Helped the Stars win the 2008 NY2LA Tournament and finish second at the Las Vegas Nationals.
Born: June 8, 1990... Son of Doug and Karin Evans… Youngest of four children in the family with two older sisters (Jami and Amanda) and one older brother (Tyler)… Has three former high school teammates who went on to play college basketball in the Big Ten (DJ Richardson and Brandon Paul at Illinois, and Lenzelle Smith at Ohio State)… Business administration major with a minor in Communications.
*2009-11 stats are from Wisconsin-Green Bay