Kent State junior forward Chris Evans was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week Monday.
Evans, who is shooting a league-high 64 percent in league play, led the Golden Flashes to a pair of victories last week, averaging 18.5 points per game while shooting 83 percent (15-for-18) from the field. The 6-foot-7 Evans also chipped in 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 2.5 steals per game, giving KSU a plus-45 advantage in points scored in 53 minutes of action.
Against Northern Illinois, Evans had 14 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in 27 minutes of play, helping lead the Flashes to a 90-56 victory. Three days later he recorded a career-high 23 points on 9-for-10 shooting from the field, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range in a 77-61 win over Toledo. Evans threw in six rebounds, four steals and three assists in the Flashes first road victory of the season, three of the steals coming during a decisive 11-0 run in the second half.
Heading into Tuesday's game at Central Michigan, Evans is averaging 15.6 points and shooting 72.7 percent over his last five games.