William Evans (basketball player)

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Billy Evans
William Evans basketball.jpg
Evans with the Phillips 66ers.
Personal information
Born (1932-09-13) September 13, 1932 (age 86)
Berea, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft .5 in (1.84 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolBerea (Berea, Kentucky)
CollegeKentcuky (1951–1955)
NBA draft1955 / Round: 5 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Rochester Royals
PositionGuard
Number42

William Best Evans (born September 13, 1932) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1956 Summer Olympics. Born in Berea, Kentucky, Evans played collegiately at the University of Kentucky.

A jersey honoring Evans hangs in Rupp Arena.

He was part of the American basketball team, which won the gold medal in 1956.

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