Friars Add Dre Evans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College men's basketball coach Keno Davis announced on June 15, 2010 that student-athlete Dre Evans (Dallas, Texas) will attend Providence College beginning in September 2010.

Evans, a 5-foot-10-inch, 160-pound guard was a four-year starter and a two-year captain for Head Coach Robert Allen at Carter High School in Dallas. In 2010, Evans averaged 21.6 points and 4.5 assists. He also shot 42.2 percent from three-point territory. In his final two years at Carter, Evans recorded 205 three pointers.

He scored a career-high 43 points versus Denton High School in 2010. It marked the one of the seven times in his career that he recorded 30 or more points in game. He had another strong performance versus North Dallas as a senior when he was 9-10 from three-point territory. Evans was one three shy of his career high, which he established as a junior, when he hit 10 three-point field goals versus Richardson High School.

He was named MVP of the Dallas County versus Tarrant County All-Star game after scoring 23 points in his senior season. In recognition of his strong play, Evans was named All-Region and All-District 11 in his senior season. Evans also was ranked as the 19th best senior in Texas in 2010 by the Texas Basketball Report.

"Dre Evans knows how to win and we are excited that he will be joining our program," Head Coach Keno Davis said. "In four years at Carter High School he helped lead his team to 85 victories. He has the ability to score from the perimeter and he can distribute the ball."

As a junior, Evans averaged 19.5 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 44.1 percent from behind the three-point arc. He helped Carter High School post a 31-4 mark in 2009.

"I chose Providence because I felt at home there," Dre Evans said. "The staff and players did a tremendous job welcoming me. The staff's positive attitude and the fact that they reward players who work hard excited me. My opportunities at Providence are limitless."

"Dre Evans is an outstanding young man," Carter High School Head Coach Robert Allen said. "He is a National Honor Society student who possesses a high basketball IQ. He has very good quickness, a great work ethic and he is a terrific leader. He has played in a fast breaking and pressing system. I am convinced that Dre will have a comfortable and smooth transition in Providence's system."

Evans joins Gerard Coleman (West Roxbury, Mass.), Ron Giplaye (Lowell, Mass.), Joe Young (Houston, Texas), Brice Kofane (Yaounde, Cameroon) and Alexandre Gavrilovic (Strasbourg, France) as newcomers to the Friar roster who will attend Providence College beginning in September 2010.

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