January 5, 2009

R.J. Evans Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week

Jan. 5, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman guard R.J. Evans (Salem, Conn.) has been named the Patriot League Anaconda Rookie of the Week, for competition from Dec. 29-Jan. 4. This marks the fifth time this season Evans has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, after previously winning the award on Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Dec. 15 and Dec. 29.

In Tuesday's 83-71 loss to Siena, Evans led the Crusaders with 21 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals. He then totaled 12 points and six rebounds in Friday's 68-49 victory at Boston University. Over the course of the two games, Evans averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals. In addition, his 21 points against Siena were the second-highest single game total of his career.

Overall this season, Evans leads the team in scoring with an average of 13.4 points per game, to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per contest. He has scored in double-figures 11 times in 14 games played this year, including each of the Crusaders' last eight contests.

Holy Cross (5-9 overall) returns to action on Tuesday, Jan. 6, when it travels to Central Florida for a 7:00 p.m. game.