Question: Dom, will Evans have to sit out a year prior to joining the Huskies? Realistically, can we expect more than 8-12 minutes from this guy? He’s already 4th in the backcourt pecking order: Shabazz, Boatright, Calhoun, and then Evans. Thoughts?
A: Tony, I really wouldn’t get too fired up about this, in either direction. R.J. Evans, who can play next year, is a good, solid, experienced player who will bring some maturity and stability to the program for what figures to be a very difficult 2012-13 season, and as a grad student he can set a strong academic example. On the court, he can play a role with his varius skills. I see him as filling a void left by Donnell Beverly, who was also really missed last season. And UConn gets the scholarship back next year. I think its a win-win situation all around, if not high impact or high risk kind of thing