Explorers turning up the heat on Evans?

La Salle is looking to fill two scholarships during the spring signing period. Indications are that Northeast High School power forward Sean Evans is one player coach John Giannini may want to sign using one of his two available scholarships. He recently took a trip to Tom Gola arena to check out the Explorers in action.

Sean Evans fits the prototypical two-sport athlete, big, fast, and strong. He could play tight end or lineman in college football circles or he could play combo forward in a college basketball atmosphere. Will he choose football were West Virginia and Temple have offered among others? Or will he play college basketball where La Salle and St. John's have offered him a place to play? Whatever sport Evans chooses a lucky school is getting a superior athlete with skills that cannot be taught but born with.

La Salle likes Evans for his ability to play inside the post and a blossoming outside game. He uses his muscle and raw determination to outwork and out-hustle taller players while using his quickness to beat taller players to the rim. Outside he has enough quickness to stay with small forwards in college and his ability to put the ball on the floor allows him to create mismatches from almost anywhere. What is most impressive is Evans' meteoric rise playing well against top-level competition.

During the summer Evans played for the Hunting Park Warrior AAU program alongside of Marcus and Markief Morris. While they got all of the hype Evans was bringing his "lunch-pail" mentality and earning the respect and admiration of many talent evaluators and college coaches that watched him. He currently leads the Philadelphia Public League "B" division in scoring getting 22.4pts/game.

With most of the top prospects already committed for 2007, Evans is the best prospect available in the city of Philadelphia. His upside is huge and with his work ethic the downside is minimal. With a lack of good quality big men in the area Explorer Coach John Giannini looks to be content on finding the best possible player regardless of size. Evans, even at 6"6, could help the Explorers post offense. Now it is up to Giannini to convince him to play for La Salle and to play basketball. Time will tell.

Recruiting Update: La Salle continues to monitor the progress of Serbian forward Nedelko Golubovic. A 6"8 power forward from Findlay Prep in Las Vegas who recently received a qualifying score on his most recent ACT attempt.

Giannini's search for a small quick guard who can play point and defend smaller guards could lead him right to where he started recruiting this summer. Northfield Mt. Hermon point guard Gary Correia is rumored to be a possible target for the Explorers. A teammate of the Williams twins already headed to La Salle next year, the Atlanta native is a terrific shooter to go with his point guard skills. His recruitment is speculation at this point but ExplorerHoopReport is working on getting more information on Correia's recruitment.

It has been confirmed that La Salle tried feverishly to get involved with Georgetown transfer Marc Egerson. However Egerson was insistent on going home to play for Delaware.

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