Posted On: 12/18/17 2:24 PM
The Dulaney Lions have been one of the most consistent, winning programs in the state of Maryland. Head Coach Matt Lochte has conducted six-straight seasons with 20 or more victories. This season won’t be any different with their roster that is loaded with talent. One of those headlining players is Che Evans Jr.
This spring/summer for Team Melo, Evans cemented himself as a national name and highly-touted prospect in the class of 2020. It doesn’t take long when watching the 6’6 wing to realize he has an advanced offensive repertoire. His ability to operate in isolation situations is where he shines brightest offensively. Because he can score the ball efficiently at all three levels, his match up has to be aware at all times.
After an impressive freshman season at Dulaney, Evans had his mind on other areas of his game in terms of improvement over the summer.
“I just wanted to come out and play a lot harder,” Evans told Prep Hoops after getting a win over Friends School last week. “When I play a lot harder it makes the game so much easier for me. As you can see we just got a great team win tonight and I think that had a lot to do with it. Plus Coach Lochte put me in positions to be successful.”
Evans continues to focus on his conditioning and making sure he finds time to get in the weight room. This past off-season, it was a daily routine and now he’s reaping the benefits with stronger play early on this season.
The Lions start two freshmen, one sophomore (Evans) and two seniors. The youth in the lineup definitely means for growing pains sometime during the season, but with Evans’ experience from last season, he knows he needs to step up in one particular area for this year’s team.
“I need to be more vocal with my teammates,” Evans said. “I’ve always been kind of a quiet guy, but that’s about to change. Communication helps a lot especially on defense and that’s what I’m going to have to do as we chase this state championship.”
Evans currently holds 11 offers with his most recent coming from Georgetown, Ole Miss and Florida. Other offers include schools such as St. John’s, Kansas State and Boston College. What has drawn coaches to Evans’ game is his pro-like offensive skill set. Pair that with his overall versatility on both ends and it makes for a very attractive investment for big time programs. Not only is he an attraction on the court. Evans’ hard work in the classroom is evident behind his 3.5 GPA.
The Lions are 3-0 on the season and Evans will continue to be a main factor in their success. He’s scored at least 20 points in each game including a double-double effort in their opener against Western Tech. They’ll look to keep the ball rolling tomorrow against Long Reach High School. Evans’ hudl page can be seen here.
That boy up to something👀 pic.twitter.com/fDjEGrr12a
— Ig: cevans10 (@CevansJr10) October 31, 2017