Player Profile: Evan Maschmeyer

In tonight’s Player Profile, Hawk Hill Hardwood looks at St. Joe’s senior guard Evan Maschmeyer. Maschmeyer has seen spot duty during his first three years at Saint Joseph’s. Now, as one of two active seniors on the roster, the Indiana native has one final go-around with the Hawks.

Evan Maschmeyer signed with St. Joe’s just a matter of days before the start of the 2011-2012 school year. A late signee, Maschmeyer was previously considering the walk-on route at a Division 1 school, possibly Butler. That all changed when the Hawks offered Evan a scholarship and a spot at Hawk Hill.

Maschmeyer averaged 1.1 points in just over 5 minutes per game last year as a junior, including a career-high 7 points in a home win over Binghamton, where he went 2-3 from three.

This year, Evan will clearly be behind Chris Wilson, Shavar Newkirk, DeAndre Bembry, and James Demery in terms of minutes in the backcourt. That being said, according to Hawk assistant coach Dave Duda, there is a role for Evan this season.

“Evan’s fighting for minutes in the backcourt,” Coach Duda explained. “He needs to be able to show he can get that outside shot to go in the basket. I’m hoping for a few senior moments from him.”

Over the course of his career to date, Evan is shooting just 25% (4-16) from three. However, if he can show an ability to knock down an open shot or two from deep, that could allow him to see the floor a bit this year, on a team that will struggle shooting the ball.

Tomorrow, we will wrap up our Player Profile series with senior co-captain Chris Wilson. Then, Thursday is a Fairleigh-Dickinson preview heading into Friday night’s season opener. Sprinkled in there, we will also have Early Signing Period coverage. The season is just around the corner.

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