Evanovich Headed to Big 12

Mike Evanovich had a wide range of suitors, but the 6-8 Connecticut native, playing this season at South Kent (Conn.), made his decision during a weekend visit.

Mike Evanovich was already leaning towards committing to Iowa State prior to his weekend visit. All it took was a victory against Oklahoma for him to pull the trigger.

The 6-8, 215-pound South Kent (Conn.) post-grad, who played at E.O. Smith High in Conn., last season, committed to the Cyclones on Saturday night shortly after the team's win against the Sooners.

``Obviously, it's a Big 12 program – one of the best conferences," South Kent coach Raphael Chillious said. "It's somewhere that he can fit in and provide something they don't really have right now, a consistent shooter."

Evanovich, who has a 3.8 GPA and scored a 1200 on the SAT, was receiving a wide range of interest from the likes of Indiana, Wagner, New Hampshire, Vermont and American.

``He's done well for himself this year and has completely changed his body," Chillious added. "That's enabled him to get out and compete with the athletic guys. He can really stretch a defense and has added a lot to his offensive skill-set."

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