Collegiate Awards: 2nd Team All-Big Ten as Junior, AP Honorable Mention All-American as Junior, 2nd Team All-Big Ten as Senior, AP Honorable Mention All-American as Senior
Evans came to the Hawkeyes from Coffeyville Community College for his final two years at the collegiate level. His impact was felt immediately under Coach Steve Alford as Evans was named the Newcomer of the Year by ESPN.com. Evans led the nation with his 11.9 rebounding average, as well as making 218 free throws, attempting 346 free throws and collecting 22 double-doubles. Evans was selected as a 2nd-Team All Big Ten forward in both of his years at Iowa. His free throws attempted and made his junior year, remain Hawkeye records to this day for a single season. He also holds the single season record for rebounds with 416. Despite the team accolades, Evans went undrafted out of college. At least by the NBA he did. Despite never playing for them, the Great Lakes Storm in the CBA drafted Evans with the 4th overall pick of their Draft. Instead he signed with the Seattle Supersonics and played there until 2006. In the 2004-05 season, Evans led the NBA in rebounds-per-minute played, with statistics showing that he rebounded a quarter of every shot taken while he was on the floor. Evans was traded to the Denver Nuggets, which turned out to be a great thing for him as a player, where his playing time dramatically increased. In one game of the 2006 season, Evans had 0 points and 20 rebounds, which had not been done in an NBA game since Dennis Rodman accomplished the feat in 1997. In 2007, Evans was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and became a fan favorite due to his tenacity for rebounding. Before the 2009 season, Evans was traded to the Toronto Raptors, but missed all but one game of the first half of the season due to a foot injury, making his season debut the night before the All-Star break. Evans finished the season healthy and that continued into the 2010 season. Evans averaged 12.1 RPG as a member of the Raptors’ starting five. But, the injury bug struck again and Evans broke his right foot and was out around 5 weeks. For the 2010-2011 season Evans averaged 11.3 rebounds per game in what would turn out to be his final season in Toronto. After the NBA lockout ended before the 2011-12 season, Evans signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. After the season ended, Evans agreed to a sign and trade and was sent to the Brooklyn Nets.
Posted on July 3, 2012
Add another team to the resume of PF Reggie Evans. According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers and Nets have agreed to a sign and trade that will send Evans to Brooklyn in exchange for a future 2nd Round pick. Evans, who has been labeled one of the dirtiest players in the league, is also [...]