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Dwayne Evans

School

Saint Louis

Position
Forward
Major
Business Administration
PPG
14
RPG
6.4
APG
1.3

Classroom

Dwayne maintains a 3.2 GPA in Business Administration entering his senior year at Saint Louis University. He minors in sports business. Last year, he was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic team.

Character

Dwayne was a team captain last year and helped keep the team together after the loss of head coach Rick Majerus. It was first announced that Majerus would miss the entire the 2012-13 season due to a heart ailment. Majerus had limited contact with the team at the start of the fall 2012 semester. During this time, Dwayne helped his teammates cope with the fact that they were without their head coach. When Majerus died on Dec. 1, Evans again served as a leader and served as a counselor to his teammates, helping them cope with the loss. Dwayne served as a pall-bearer at Majerus’ funeral and spoke at the Majerus memorial service on campus. Dwayne served as the unofficial spokesman of the team when talking about Majerus in the media. While it was hard for him to do, Dwayne took it upon himself to be the one to talk so his teammates didn’t have to.

Community

Dwayne is active in the Special Needs Soccer Association, a group that meets weekly to play soccer with underprivileged children in the St. Louis area. In the summer of 2013, Dwayne traveled to Africa with Athletes in Action. He described it as “the best experience of my life.” While in Africa, Dwayne not only competed in exhibition basketball games, but performed service hours and played with less-fortunate children in the different towns he visited.

Competition

Evans, a four-year starter, has helped return the Billiken program to national prominence. SLU, which has advanced to back-to-back NCAA Tournaments , is 18-2 overall and 5-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference as of Jan. 24. This season, Evans leads the Billikens in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.2 rpg) and has led the squad to a 12-game winning streak. He is ranked in the top 10 among all active NCAA Division I players in career rebounds. As of Jan. 24, Evans was 16th on SLU’s all-time scoring list and fourth on the Billikens’ all-time rebounding list. As a junior, Dwayne helped the Billikens to the A-10 regular-season and tournament championship after leading the team in scoring (14 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg). He was a first-team All-Conference selection and was named to the NABC All-District second team. In the post-season, Evans averaged 21.0 ppg and was named Most Outstanding Player of the A-10 Championship in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a sophomore, he led the team in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and was fourth on the squad with 7.9 ppg. Dwayne was seventh in the A-10 in rebounds per game, and in conference games only, ranked sixth in the A-10 with 8.4 rpg. He scored 9.7 ppg in league games. As a freshman, Dwayne led the Billikens in rebounding (6.5 rpg) and was third in scoring (8.5 ppg). He was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team and was 14th in the conference and first among freshman in rebounding. Dwayne earned back-to-back A-10 Rookie of the Week plaudits (Feb. 21 and Feb. 28). He was one of just four Billikens to ever record 200 or more rebounds in his freshman campaign.