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FSU basketball lands top JUCO guard

RayQuan Evans comes from the same school as Braian Angola

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We’re not entirely sure who the thirteen scholarship players will be for Florida State next season, but we know the team will look very different. In addition to five graduating seniors, sophomore Mfiondu Kabengele has declared for the NBA draft. The FSU basketball team entered the weekend with four signees and a long time commit. Now they can add another.

The JUCO wing RayQuan Evans announced on his twitter that he had committed to the Seminoles. He was on his official visit this weekend.

Evans is one of the top JUCO players available, and chose FSU over Gonzaga, Georgetown, Utah, and Washington State.

He grew up in and around Billings, MT, including at the Crow Indian Reservation. He didn’t play on big AAU teams and was a virtual unknown coming out of high school. He would have attended Montana, but didn’t want to sit a year as non-qualifier, so he ended up at North Idaho College (JUCO) which is the same school that produced Braian Angola Rodas.

The 6-foot-4 Evans averaged 18.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game for NIC this past season. As a freshman, he averaged 22.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists. He only shot 29% from deep, but admitted that he “never shot the ball” in high school, instead relying on his athleticism to get to the rim.

Evans will enter FSU as a junior and have two years of eligibility.