The USF men’s basketball team saw its five-game win streak come to a close last weekend, but remains a contender in the NSIC south division, thanks in large part to senior guard Trevon Evans.
After transferring from Dodge City Community College, USF guard Trevon Evans was named NSIC Newcomer of the Year last season, though the Kansas native wasn’t immediately sold on a move north.
“When they first offered me, I was like ‘Sioux Falls, South Dakota, what is that?’ But when I came up here on the visit, everything just felt good to me. I didn’t have any bad feelings, I liked all the coaches, I liked the community and I liked the players,” Evans says.
His instant connection led to early and continued success on the court, but USF head coach Chris Johnson says Evans built confidence through hard work.
“He’s earned that confidence, he’s in the gym more than any guy on our team. He works at his game and he loves it. That’s probably what sets him apart is he’s got a big belief in himself but he’s earned that and he wants to be in those spots,” Johnson says.
Evans is averaging over 24 points per game, second in the Northern Sun, but he is a multi-tool player and isn’t afraid to share the basketball.
“I’m not really doing anything different, I don’t believe. I just think, teams are more worried about me, me scoring and Drew scoring. It’s opening a lot more opportunities for other people and I think I’m doing a great job finding other people in their spots and where they’re supposed to be,” Evans says.
Evans is having a banner season, but won’t be satisfied with anything short of a championship.
“I’m sure that is what everyone else on the team and the coaching staff wants, so we all have the same goal. But I wouldn’t be happy or satisfied for anything else to happen if I get any other award. The only thing I’m worried about is getting a championship,” Evans says.
Evans and the Cougars will attempt to get back into the win column tomorrow night at Upper Iowa. Tip-off is set for 7:30.