University of Maine men’s basketball Head Coach Bob Walsh has announced the signing of Danny Evans. Evans has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the University of Maine men’s basketball team in the fall of 2016.

“Danny is a talented, versatile guard with outstanding leadership qualities, ” said Walsh. “He can run a team and loves to set his teammates up, but he can also knock down shots and make plays off the dribble. He’s a tough kid who loves the culture we’ve built here and is really excited about being a Black Bear.”

Evans, a 6-4 point guard hailing from Leeds, England, graduated from Allerton high school school before joining Phillips Andover Academy for prep school. Evans, a captain during his post-grad year at Phillips Academy, averaged 17.0 points, 6.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.2 steals while at Andover.

Evans has been a leader at all levels, captaining his club U14-U19 age group and a two-time captain at Yorkshire regional. An All-NEPSAC Class A Second Team selection in 2016, Evans was also honored a second team member of the All-EABL U19 squad. A highlight at the national level came when Evans poured in 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting for England U18 in a match-up against Slovenia.

At Leeds Force Academy, Evans helped lead his team to a playoff birth in the EABL in 2015 in the team’s second year in the league. He also spent time with Leeds Carnegie where he led his squad to the Elite Academies Basketball League Division-I Men’s National Championship in 2013-14 and a National Cup victory in 2013.

With Leeds Force Academy, Evans averaged 19 points per game and ranked second in the league at 5.5 assists per game. While in high school, Evan’s guided Allerton to the U16 National Schools Final Four.

 

From everyone at DENG Camp, we want to wish Danny all the success in the USA.

[article: goblackbears.com]


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