CAA Names George Evans “Player of the Week”
Posted: February 3, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
George Mason’s George Evans has been named the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) men’s basketball “Player of the Week.” The junior forward averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in leading the Patriots to two wins and into first place in the CAA last week. Evans also shot 66.7 percent from the field, connecting on 16 of 24 field goals.
In a 65-63 victory at Richmond on Jan. 26, Evans scored 17 of his team-high 19 points in the second half, including a pair of free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining to seal the victory. He helped rally George Mason from a 10-point second-half deficit (40-30) in handing the Spiders their first-ever CAA loss at home under coach John Beilein. Last Saturday, in a 73-61 home win over William and Mary, Evans passed for a career-high six assists in addition to scoring 17 points, grabbing six boards, recording three steals, and blocking one shot. He made 8 of 11 field goal attempts.
Evans has been a major factor in the Patriots’ recent surge, which has seen them win six of their last seven games overall, including six straight in the CAA. George Mason, 12-8 overall and 7-2 in the CAA, leads the league by a half-game over James Madison. Evans, a “Player of the Year” candidate, is second in the CAA in scoring (19.6) and first in rebounding (8.5) and field goal percentage (59.2). He is also second in steals (2.26) and fourth in blocked shots (1.68).