Jan. 19, 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 Jan. 12-18. This marks the sixth 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, Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. Evans has now tied for the third most Patriot League Rookie of the Week awards in a single season, trailing only Marquis Hall (Lehigh, 2006-2007) with nine and Kevin Bettencourt (Bucknell, 2002-2003) with eight.
In Wednesday's 47-36 victory at Army, Evans led the team with 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. Then during Saturday's 68-56 win at Bucknell, he totaled seven points and seven rebounds. Over the course of the two games, Evans averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.
Overall this season, Evans leads the team in scoring with an average of 12.9 points per game, to go along with 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals per contest. He has scored in double-figures 13 times this year, including 10 times in the last 12 games.
Holy Cross (8-10 overall, 3-0 Patriot League) returns to action on Wednesday, Jan. 21, when it travels to Navy for a 7:00 p.m. game.