Dallas Kimball graduate Richard Evans had a major impact on the Kilgore Junior College's team, turning them into a top 10 program almost single handedly. Evans originally signed with Texas Tech out of high school, but ended up at Kilgore because of grades. Last season, Evans averaged over 20 points a game. SLAM magazine lists Evans as one of their ten "impact" JUCO transfers for 1999, and PrepStars ranks him as a top 20 JUCO. Evans' best asset is his athletic ability. He is very much a slasher, but also posesses very good hands. He does most of his scoring from 15 feet and in. He will remind fans of Stevie Johnson. His role on this year's team will be to push Stevie for the starting wing forward spot. Due to ISU's lack of depth down low, Evans might be called on to play some post. That shouldn't bother him a bit. As a high school senior, Evans was a forward who's play resembled...dare I say Kenny Pratt? Richard visited when ISU played Missouri on ESPN's "Big Monday". Fellow ISU commit Thomas Watkins was also visiting at the same time. The two became friends, and decided to attend ISU together. Evan's other finalists were Texas, Texas Tech, New Mexico, and Texas A&M. Cyclone fans can look forward to some exciting, athletic plays by Richard Evans next year.
6'4, 200 lbs, Kilgore(TX) Junior College