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Eric Evans
Eric Evans

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detriot, Mich.

High School:
Northwestern

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
G

Birthdate:
02/23/1990



07/04/2013

Eric Evans to Play Professionally in Finland

Former Dukes guard signs with Ynni ONMKY in Finland's top division

03/06/2012

Dukes Fall in First Round of Atlantic 10 Championship

Come up short in 92-83 loss at Massachusetts

03/04/2012

Dukes Open A-10 Championship Play at UMass Tuesday Night

Eighth and ninth seeds battle for right to face Temple in Atlantic City

03/03/2012

Billikens Bounce Dukes, 75-60

B.J. Monteiro scores 14 in a losing effort

03/01/2012

Men's Basketball Welcomes Saint Louis on Senior Day

Dukes and Billikens to meet at Noon on Saturday

03/03/2012

Saint Louis 75, Duquesne 60

Saint Louis 75, Duquesne 60

02/22/2012

Duquesne - 62 - Dayton - 74

Duquesne - 62 - Dayton - 74

02/15/2012

Duuqesne - 77 Fordham - 67

Duuqesne - 77 Fordham - 67

02/04/2012

Duquesne - 81 - Richmond - 72

Duquesne - 81 - Richmond - 72

01/18/2012

Duquesne 80, Massachusetts 69

Duquesne 80, Massachusetts 69

Eric Evans Career Recap



Career Highlights
Finished his career 32nd on DU's scoring list with 1,055 points and sixth in games played (119) ... team co-captain (with fellow senior B.J. Monteiro) as a senior ... was one of only 10 players in school history with over 1,000 points (1,055) and 300 assists (309) ... started 64 times ... scored in double digits 53 times and reached the 20-point mark on three occasions ... played in every game as a freshman and sophomore before a fractured foot sidelined him for the first 10 games of 2010-11 ... had to play himself back into shape in January after missing two months of practice ... physical playmaker with the ability to get to the foul line ... attempted over 100 free throws in three of his four seasons ... was a .700 career free throw shooter ... gained valuable experience as the back-up to Aaron Jackson at the point as a freshman when he earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors four times (tied the second-most in school history) ... Duquesne went 72-57 during his four seasons with postseason appearances in 2009 (NIT), 2010 (CBI) & 2011 (CBI) ... was a two-year starter ... averaged 25.3 minutes per game ... ended his career with a streak of 53 consecutive games played.



As a Senior (2011-12)
Was one of five players to see action in all 31 games for the 16-15 Dukes ... started 28 times ... averaged 9.4 points in 26 minutes per game ... was second on the team with 79 assists ... committed just 35 turnovers (2.26-to-1 ratio) ... shot .736 from the foul line ... reached the 1,000 point mark with a layup at the 18:13 mark of the second half vs. Fordham on Feb. 15 ... became the 10th 1,000-300 player in school history with his five assists in the second-to-last game of the regular season at Charlotte ... had two or fewer turnovers in all but three games ... scored in double digits 18 times ... entered the Robert Morris game 4-of-27 from 3-point, before hitting 3-of-6 from the arc in scoring 16 points ... followed that by setting a new season high with 20 points vs. Penn State (9-of-11 from the line) ... the 20-point game vs. PSU was his first since a career-high 23 vs. Fordham on Mar. 5, 2010 (his sophomore season) ... came off the bench to score all 12 of his points in the second half of DU's 75-64 win at George Mason ... ended a six-game 0-of-10 streak from the 3-point arc with a pair of "3s" at Saint Louis (2-of-4 from the arc, 12 points) ... it was his second game with multiple 3-pointers ... went 3-of-4 from the arc vs. SLU at home .. scored nine of his 12 points in the win at Dayton in the second half ... was 6-of-11 in scoring a team-high 17 in the win over Richmond ... had five assists in 25 turnover-free minutes vs. Fordham ... was held without a field goal (1 pt., 0-of-4) for the first time as a senior at Temple ... scored in single digits in five consecutive games (7-of-35, .200, 4.0 ppg.) before breaking out with 17 points and 5 assists at Charlotte ... followed that with 11 vs. Saint Louis and finished his career with 16 points (7-of-11 from the field) at UMass in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Championship.



As a Junior (2010-11)
Averaged 4.9 points in 22 games for the 19-13 CBI Dukes ... fractured his right foot during a scrimmage at October 23 Fanfest ... had a screw put in at the base of his fifth metatarsal to stabilize the fracture on October 27 ... missed the first 10 games - and eight weeks of practice - while recovering ... had streaks of 66 straight games (every game of his DU career) and 32 consecutive starts snapped when he was on the sidelines for the opener against Bluefield State ... returned to action against Northwestern State on New Year's Eve and saw action in each of the ensuing 22 games ... DU went 5-5 with him out and 14-8 following his return ... averaged 4.9 points 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game ... posted his first double digit scoring game with 10 points vs. Norfolk State ... topped that with 13 (8-of-9 from the line) in 19 minutes in a start vs. No. 19 (AP) Temple ... also started vs. Xavier, at UMass and at Dayton ... went 7-of-13 from the 3-point arc in his first eight games before enduring a 2-of-17 stretch over his next 12 games ... finished the year by going 3-of-5 from the arc in two CBI games.



As a Sophomore (2009-10)
Was one of two players (along with Damain Saunders) to start all 32 games for a 16-16 CBI team ... averaged 10.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and a team-high 3.8 assists per game ... was second on the team in steals (42) and third in free throws made (69) ... tied for second on the team with seven (of 15) traditional three-point plays ... had a four-point play in the second overtime vs. Saint Louis ... his team-best 121 assists were the third-most ever by a DU sophomore ... became the 20th player in school history to reach triple digit assists in a season and 14th player to post 10 or more assists in a game ... was one of just two Dukes with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (121-75) ... led the team in assists a team-high 17 times ... scored in double-digits 15 times including a career high 23 vs. Fordham ... added 10 assists against the Rams for the first double-double of his career ... scored 20 points (4-of-8 from 3-point) at IUPUI on Dec. 19 ... entered IUPUI game 3-of-33 from the 3-point arc ... followed that by hitting 7-of-8 from the field (including 3-of-4 from 3-point) in scoring 17 in 25 minutes vs. Saint Francis, Pa. ... handed out a then-career high nine assists in the opening night win over Nicholls State ... added career highs for rebounds (6) and steals (6) at Old Dominion ... scored all 12 of his points in the second half vs. Saint Joseph's and followed that with all 12 of his points at Temple in the first half ... had 13 points, three steals and eight assists in 42 minutes of the overtime loss to UMass ... had three assists in eight minutes before leaving the La Salle game with a back injury ... added 14 points and four assists versus Dayton ... had 12 points, eight assists and two turnovers at St. Bonaventure ... finished with 63 assists and 26 turnovers in Atlantic 10 play (2.4-to-1 ratio) ... ranked eighth in the A-10 in assists per game and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio.



As a Freshman (2008-09)
Was one of six players to see action in all 34 games for DU's 21-13 NIT team ... averaged 9.8 ppg. and was third on the team with 75 assists in 23.8 minutes per game all off the bench ... played 30 or more minutes in a game four times with a season high of 35 in an overtime loss at Saint Louis ... was second on the team with 134 3-point attempts (39-of-134, .291) and third in free throws attempted (89-of-117, .761) ... his free throw percentage was the seventh-best in the Atlantic 10 ... came off the bench to win or share A-10 Rookie of the Week honors four times - tied for second-most in school history ... scored in double digits on 17 occasions with a career high of 19 set vs. North Carolina Central (season-high 10-of-12 from the line) and matched in the 116-108 double overtime NIT loss at Virginia Tech ... scored all 19 at VT in 21 minutes of the second half and two overtimes, including 11 in the final 6:26 of the second half to help the Dukes rally from a 13-point deficit and force the first extra period ... earned rookie honors for the first time (Nov. 23) after scoring 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting at Saint Francis, Pa. ... named Rookie of the Week on Dec. 21 after averaging 14.5 ppg. on .733 shooting (11-of-15) in games against Old Dominion and Rice ... was named Rookie of the Week for the third time after his 19-point, five-steal North Carolina Central game ... earned his fourth award after averaging 12.5 ppg. in back-to-back road wins at La Salle and UMass ... followed his only scoreless game of the season (vs. West Virginia) with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting vs. Old Dominion ... scored all 13 of his points at Saint Joseph's in 19 second-half minutes ... helped the Dukes rally from an 18-point second-half deficit to take a seven point lead in regulation in what turned into a 99-98 overtime defeat ... went 7-of-11 from the field in scoring 17 at home vs. Saint Louis ... had a then career-high five assists three times (at Fordham, Rhode Island and vs. Temple at the A-10 Championship) ... hit at least one 3-pointer in 23 games with a season high four (4-of-5) at UMass ... hit three in a game three times: 3-of-6 vs. NC Central, 3-of-4 at St. Bonaventure and 3-of-5 at Virginia Tech ... scored all of his 14 points in 12 second-half minutes, including a big four-point play that put the Dukes up 73-66 with 5:22 left in DU's Atlantic 10 Championship first round win over UMass ... Duquesne was 9-1 when Evans attempted five or more free throws in a game (the lone loss came in overtime at Saint Joseph's).



High School
Northwestern High School in Detroit (head coach was Duquesne assistant Steve Hall) ... averaged 26.3 points, 8.1 assists and 6.0 rebounds in leading Northwestern to its first Detroit Public School League (PSL) championship since 1978 ... named to the Associated Press Class A All-State team ... shot 49 percent from the field, 41 percent from the 3-point arc and 80 percent from the foul line ... was ranked as the top Detroit-area player under 6-0 by the Detroit News ... named team captain of the Detroit Free Press all-metro team ... was also a candidate for Michigan's Mr. Basketball ... scored 15 of his 20 points in the final 16 minutes of the second half of the 70-62 PSL championship win over Henry Ford at Detroit's Cobo Arena ... hit six 3-pointers in scoring 33 points in a 73-59 loss to Catholic League champion Orchard Lake St. Mary's in the Operation Friendship game prior to the state playoffs ... scored 15 of his 21 points after regulation in an 80-77 double overtime Class A state playoff win over Oak Park ... totaled 24 points in Northwestern's 72-63 victory over Detroit Cass Tech in the district final ... had 31 points in a season-ending 97-86 loss to Pershing the regional final ... Northwestern, which opened the season 4-3, finished with a 19-6 record ... started for Detroit Rogers' Class D state championship team as a freshman in 2005 ... pulled off one of the most legendary plays in Michigan state playoff history when he made a steal, hit a 3-pointer and a free throw with two seconds left to give Rogers a 71-68 win over Bellaire in the state championship game ... Rogers, which also won state titles in 2003 & 2004, closed its doors in 2005 ... also played football for Northwestern, the alma mater of former Detroit Tigers great Willie Horton ... helped the Colts (9-2) to their first PSL football title since 1971 with a dramatic 13-12 win over Osborn in the B Division championship game ... Northwestern won when it held on an Osborn two-point conversion try with five seconds left ... Evans, a free safety, scored one of Northwestern's two touchdowns on a 99-yard interception return ... earned a second team spot on the Detroit News All-Detroit high school football team ... was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NBA Division at the July 27-31, 2007 Five Star Camp at Robert Morris University ... averaged 23.8 points and 7.1 assists per game as a junior in helping Northwestern to 14 wins - the school's highest victory total since 1984-85 ... was named first team All-PSL by the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press as a junior and honorable mention All-PSL as a sophomore.



Personal
Also considered Virginia Tech along with Duquesne ... was one of two student-athletes chosen to represent DU at the Division I Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Ga. in October of 2009 ... the conference provided NCAA student-athletes from across the country with the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and learn how to positively impact their campus, conference and communities ... participants also learned about the NCAA Division I governance and legislation process and the Division I National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... corporate communication major ... full name is Eric Bernard Evans ... date of birth: 2/23/90.


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