10 - R.J. Evans
R.J. Evans
Height: 6-3
Weight: 200
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Salem, Conn.
High School: Norwich Free Academy
Position: G

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• Will play a key role at either shooting guard or small forward
• An excellent scorer, who rebounds well for his size
• Has a great ability to take the ball to the rim
• Has strong leadership qualities and a great competitive spirit
• Enters the 2011-2012 season ranked 10th all-time at Holy Cross in average career minutes played (29.1)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009-2010:
• Started the first eight games of the year
• Missed the final 21 games due to injury
• Averaged 9.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game
• Made 46.3 percent (31 of 67) of his field goals
• Led the team in steals five times, scoring three times, in rebounds once and in assists once
• Scored in double-figures five times on the year
• Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll
• Had 16 points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds vs. Charleston
• Scored 13 points at Harvard
• Led the team with 12 points and seven rebounds at Boston College
• Totaled 11 points, five rebounds and two assists against Stony Brook

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-2010:
• Played in 28 games on the season, starting every time
• Averaged a team-high 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game
• Shot 43.5 percent (140 of 322) from the field
• Pulled down 61 of his 142 rebounds on the offensive end of the court
• Scored in double-figures 22 times, including four 20-point games
• Recorded three double-doubles on the year
• Placed 189th in the nation in field goal percentage
• Ranked fourth in the Patriot League in offensive rebounds, fifth in double-doubles, eighth in scoring, 11th in assists and 14th in total rebounding
• Led the team in scoring eight times, in assists 14 times, in steals eight times, in blocks four times and in rebounding three times
• Named the Patriot League / Anaconda Player of the Week on Dec. 28
• Led the team with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals at Lafayette in the Patriot League semifinals
• Recorded team-highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds at Fairfield
• Had 20 points, four rebounds and four assists in the win over Navy
• Totaled 20 points and five rebounds against Sacred Heart
• Finished with 19 points, five rebounds and two steals at Lafayette
• Led the team with 18 points, four rebounds and three assists vs. UMass
• Posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Brown
• Had a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards vs. Central Conn.
• Recorded 16 points, seven boards and four assists vs. George Washington
• Totaled 16 points, nine rebounds and three assists at St. Joseph’s

R.J. Evans AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-2009:
• Selected as the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, in addition to being chosen to the Patriot League All-Rookie team and the Patriot League All-Tournament team
• Named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week eight times (Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2)
• Earned AT&T Crusader of the Week honors on March 9
• Played in all 32 games on the season, starting 25 times
• Averaged 13.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game
• Shot 44.5 percent from the field (174 of 391)
• Pulled down 71 of his 167 rebounds on the offensive end
• Ranked third in the Patriot League in steals and offensive rebounds, eighth in scoring, 10th in field goal percentage and 11th in total rebounding
• His 429 points were the second-most ever by a Holy Cross freshman
• Led the team with 31 points, six rebounds and three steals in the Patriot League quarterfinal victory over Bucknell
• His 31 points against Bucknell were the most ever by a Holy Cross freshman in the Patriot League Tournament
• Finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and two steals at American in the Patriot League championship game
• Recorded 14 points, six rebounds and five assists in the Patriot League semifinal win over Colgate
• Had his first career double-double in the victory over San Francisco with 26 points and 10 rebounds
• Totaled 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals vs. Siena
• Posted a double-double at Navy with 19 points and 11 rebounds
• Recorded 17 points and six rebounds in the win over Navy, while hitting eight of 12 field goal attempts
• Led team with 17 points, five rebounds and three steals in win at Army
• Totaled 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals at Massachusetts
• Led the team with 17 points, six rebounds and two steals in the win over Western Michigan
• Had 16 points, five rebounds and two assists in the win over American
• Posted 16 points, four rebounds and three steals at Ohio

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Neal Curland at Norwich (Conn.) Free Academy
• Two-time selection to the New Haven Register Super 12 All-State team and the Hartford Courant All-State team
• A three-time All-Conference selection
• Named All-Area by the Norwich Bulletin and the New London Day
• Set a school record with 2,030 career points scored
• Averaged 27.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as a senior
• Led Norwich Free Academy to an undefeated Eastern Connecticut Conference Large Division championship in 2006-2007, the first undefeated league season in school history
• Averaged 23 points and six rebounds per game during his junior year
• Also earned four letters in football
• A member of National Honor Society

PERSONAL:
• Son of Raymond and Deborah Evans
• Father played football at Ohio State
• Has one sister, Kastine, who is a sophomore on the women’s basketball team at the University of Kentucky
• An Economics major