Evans named Preseason Mid-Major Honorable Mention by Full Court Press

Monday, October 26, 2009

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 26, 2009) - Two and half weeks ago senior guard/forward Siarre Evans (Griffin, Ga.) was named the Preseason Player of the Year in the Atlantic Sun Conference, and on  Monday afternoon the Lady Buccaneer standout was named Preseason Mid-Major Honorable Mention by Full Court Press.


With the college basketball season set to tip off early next month, members of Full Court Press selected their top 25-plus players outside of the six major conferences (ACC, BIG EAST, SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, and Pac 10). Evans was one of the players to receive the honorable mention accolade.    


Evans has made huge strides since becoming a Lady Buccaneer in 2006-07, as she currently ranks sixth all-time in scoring (1,323) and seventh in rebounding (779). In addition, Evans has received every major Atlantic Sun award but one - Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Year. The Griffin, Ga. native was selected Freshman of the Year in 2007, Player of the Year and Tournament MVP in 2009, and is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection. Along with the conference honors, Evans was named a finalist for NCAA Division I State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team as a junior. Evans has played in 95 games (started 92), and should the versatile star pull down 221 rebounds this season, she will become only the third Lady Buccaneer player to reach 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.


Evans and the Lady Bucs open the 2009-10 season with an exhibition contest against University of the Cumberlands on Sunday, Nov. 1. Tip time is set for 1:30 p.m. inside Memorial Center.


For more coverage on the Mid-Major Top 25 Team, visit www.fullcourt.com.


About Full Court Press: For more than 13 years, Full Court Press - The Women's Basketball Journal, found on the web at www.fullcourt.com, has provided in-depth analysis and coverage of women's basketball at all levels of the sport—from the NCAA and the pros (both here and abroad) to high school and collegiate recruiting.  As one of the oldest and best respected media outlets devoted exclusively to the sport, Full Court Press has provided on the scene coverage not only of teams and events based in the United States, but also of international women's basketball events ranging from FIBA's European Championships, to the Women's World Championships and the Olympics, as well as of developmental-level international competition.


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