November 20, 2007

Holy Cross Basketball Signs R.J. Evans To National Letter Of Intent

Nov. 20, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's basketball coach Ralph Willard announced today that R.J. Evans (Salem, Conn.) has signed a national letter of intent to attend Holy Cross and play for the Crusaders. Evans will join the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2008.

A 6-foot-3 guard, Evans currently attends Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Conn. A National Honor Society member with a 3.71 grade point average, Evans averaged 23 points and six rebounds per game during his junior year, while leading his Norwich Free Academy team to an undefeated ECC Large Division championship, the first undefeated league season in school history. Evans also became only the ninth player in school history to score 1,000 career points.

"We identified R.J. last spring as our priority recruit for the 2007-2008 class," said Holy Cross head coach Ralph Willard. "In R.J., we are getting a proven scorer and defender, but even more important we are also getting a young man with great leadership qualities and a great competitive spirit. He is the total package as a person, student and player, and we are thrilled to have R.J. joining our program and the College of the Holy Cross community."

Holy Cross currently stands 3-0 on the season, following victories over Hofstra, Fairfield and Hampton. The Crusaders finished the 2006-2007 season with an overall record of 25-9, won the Patriot League regular season and tournament titles, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last seven years. Holy Cross returns to action tonight, Nov. 20, when it plays host to Harvard at 8:00 p.m.