R.J. and Kastine Evans: Two of a Kind

by Categorized: R.J. Evans, UConn men's basketball

Talked a little bit with R.J. Evans about one of his favorite topics: his sister, Kastine.

“I’m just so proud of  her,” he says.

Kastine Evans, a straight A student, has started her own non-profit organization in Lexington, Ky., to work with youth there. Now she is in Connecticut with the University of Kentucky, playing in the women’s regional in Bridgeport.

“I watch her on TV as much as I can, and I just smile,” R.J. says. “She used to play soccer, that was he first love, then she started hanging out with me and she fell in love with basketball. … We play the same game, but she has a little more finesse.”

Here’s my story on the Evans, which is on our main website and will be in the Courant on Saturday.

They both played similar roles on their teams this year – role players and role models. Kastine became a starter 12 games ago, though, and the Wildcats are 10-2 since.

Tons of great coverage from Bridgeport by our team, which includes John Altavilla and Paul Doyle, on our main sports page, here.

R.J.. who is getting his master’s from UConn, is not sure what is next for him. Kastine says he has been thinking about law school. He’ll be at Harbor Yards for  his sister’s game(s) this weekend, starting with the Round of 16 game against Delaware Saturday at noon.



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2 thoughts on “R.J. and Kastine Evans: Two of a Kind

  1. Hip Hop Hood

    Our sports programs could use some players who EARN good grades. We don’t want the NCAA sniffing around our sports programs.

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