It has been a long wait for San Diego State signee Che Evans Jr. to finally see the court once again. After sustaining a shin injury that was more serious than first considered, the 6-7 senior finally played his first game, on senior night, for Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In limited minutes Evans scored 10 points and four rebounds in his first game action in eight months. He shot 4-5 from the field including 2-3 from beyond the arc. Evans had to shake off the rust of his long layoff, but he had a successful outing. We reached out to his godfather Dwayne Wise to get some insight on how it went.
“Che only played a quarter and half as we are bringing him along slowly. His shot was pure. For one of his baskets he posted up a smaller wing and scored easily. He is going to need another month getting his legs at full throttle, but when he is ready he is going to be a problem. His shot is now actually better than it was before the injury.”
This was Evans first appearance for the Saints after moving from the Baltimore suburbs to Philadelphia to continue his basketball development. He is now getting ready for the state playoffs in March. His minutes will continue increasing as the season goes on, but the goal remains to get on campus as soon as possible.