Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Arizona State Lands Buffalo Transfer Shannon Evans
Shannon Evans, a 6-foot-1 sophomore guard and second-team All-MAC selection, has committed to Arizona State and his former coach Bobby Hurley on his visit.
He will have to sit a year as per NCAA transfer regulations.
“[I like] Coach Hurley and coach Levi [Watkins] and [will have] the opportunity to play at a high level with people I trust,” he told SNY.tv by text.
Evans also held offers from Miami and Boston College and had planned on visiting Miami.
Evans averaged 15.4 points, 4.6 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 steals and shot 41 percent from the field last season as Buffalo made the NCAA Tournament under Hurley.
The news was first reported by CBSSports.com.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.