Christopher Evans (basketball)

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Christopher Evans
Chris Evans (2).JPG
Evans in action with Hapoel Tel Aviv
No. 23 – Herbalife Gran Canaria
Position Small forward
League Liga ACB
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1991-01-29) January 29, 1991 (age 27)
Chesapeake, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Petersburg
(Petersburg, Virginia)
College
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Aries Trikala
2014 Pallacanestro Trapani
2015 Scafati Basket
2015 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2016 Ironi Nahariya
2016–2017 Canton Charge
2017 Gimnasia de Comodoro
2017–2018 AS Monaco
2018–present Gran Canaria
Career highlights and awards

Christopher "Chris" Evans (born January 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Herbalife Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. Standing at 2.03 m (6'8"), he plays the small forward position. After playing five years of college basketball at Coastal Carolina, Wabash Valley and Kent State Evans entered the 2013 NBA draft, but he was not selected in the draft's two rounds.

High school career[edit]

Evans played high school basketball at Petersburg in Petersburg, Virginia. Was rated the 17th best junior college player in the country at the start of the season by Rivals.com. At Petersburg High School he was named Second Team All-State and was rated the 73rd-best shooting guard in the country. In the 2008-2009 he averaged 15.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game and helped lead his team to a 30-1 record and a berth in the Group AAA state semifinals.[1]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Coastal Carolina, the Region 24 Player of the Year also took home All-Tournament honors at the NJCAA National Tournament where he averaged 21.7 points over three games. As a sophomore, he averaged 19.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while leading Wabash Valley to a 29-7 record and a regional title in the 2010-2011 season. On 2011 Evans was ransferred to Kent State after playing the previous two seasons for Wabash Valley Community College where he earned first-team NJCAA Division I All-American honors.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Evans joined Aries Trikala of the Greek Basket League.[2] With Trikala, he was the second best scorer and the fourth best rebounder of the league. During his rookie season with Trikala, he averaged 16.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

The following year, he joined Pallacanestro Trapani.[3] On December he left the team and on January he joined Scafati Basket until the end of the season.[4]

On July 21, 2015, Evans signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League.[5] On December 7, 2015, he was waived by the team.[6] On January 14, 2016, he joined Ironi Nahariya[7] but he left the team after only two months.[8]

During the 2016-17 season, Evans returned to the United States and joined Canton Charge. He was waived from the team on March 9, 2017, due to a season ending injury.[9] On April 6, 2017, Evans joined Gimnasia de Comodoro of the Liga Nacional de Básquet.[10] On September 8, he returned to Europe and signed with AS Monaco of the LNB Pro A and the Champions League.[11]

On August 2, 2018, Evans signed a one-year deal with Herbalife Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kent State Bio". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  2. ^ "Former KSU athletes play basketball overseas". kentwired.com. March 31, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ecco Chris Evans!". pallacanestrotrapani.com (in Italian). July 31, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "UFFICIALE: Chris Evans a Scafati". basketinside.com (in Italian). January 23, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hapoel Tel Aviv lands Chris Evans". Sportando.com. July 21, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Hapoel Tel-Aviv waived Chris Evans". Sportando.com. December 7, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ironi Nahariya signs Chris Evans". Sportando.com. January 14, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  8. ^ "Ironi Nahariya, Chris Evans part ways". Sportando.com. March 10, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Charge waive Chris Evans due to season-ending injury". Sportando.com. July 21, 2015. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Evans por Thomas en Gimnasia". laliganacional.com.ar (in Argentinaian). April 6, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Officiel : Chris Evans signe à l'ASM". asmbasket.org (in French). September 8, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "Herbalife Gran Canaria inks Chris Evans - Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria". Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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