However, Wisconsin-Green Bay head coach Tod Kowalczyk never wavered in his recruitment of Evans.
"Green Bay had been there really from the start," Evans said. "They were willing to take a chance on me so I'll take a chance on them."
Bradley and Illinois State were also involved, according to Evans, a repeat second-team all-stater as a senior.
The Phoenix recruited Evans to play the small forward and two guard roles. Known for his outstanding athleticism, Evans says he's ready to return from the knee injury.
"I'm 100% back. The only holdback is getting my quad muscles back to a 100%. I still do the same jumping stuff but now I jump with two feet instead of one."
If Evans can put his injuries in the past then this could wind up being a big addition for the Horizon League program.