Evans following Hurley to Arizona State

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Former UB point guard Shannon Evans is transferring to Arizona State, where ex-Bulls head coach Bobby Hurley is now running the show.

Evans, who made his transfer plans known earlier this week, will have to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. He will be able to play again for the 2016-17 season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

He told News 4 Sports today, he’s fine with sitting out for a year, since it gives him a chance to work on his game. Evans cited the big step up in competition, along with Hurley and his coaching staff, as the main reasons he is heading to Arizona State.

“It’s a big risk I’m taking, but being an athlete, I’m all about taking risks,” said Evans.

Evans leaves UB with fond memories.

“I feel like I left on the right note, winning a MAC championship,” said Evans.

As a sophomore, Evans finished second on the team with a 15.4 points per game scoring average. He was also a second team pick on the All-MAC team, as well as an Academic All-MAC selection.

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