Posted by Michael Beaven for the Beacon Journal
North Canton Hoover senior N'Gai Evans has made an oral commitment to attend Wright State University on a basketball scholarship.
Evans, a 6-foot-2 guard, was a third-team All-Ohio selection in Division I after averaging 17.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Vikings (18-4) this past season. Evans shot 50.2 percent from the field and was a first-team all-district and first-team All-Beacon Journal pick.
Evans a two-year starter, recently played in the Ohio/Kentucky All-Star game after Hoover was defeated by Perry in a district semifinal game. He was recruited by Wright State as a point guard and plans on majoring in business according to Hoover coach Randy Montgomery.
"(Wright State coach) Brad Brownell and his staff did a great job of recruiting N'Gai," Montgomery said. "They really did their homework and found a diamond in the rough."
Wright State won the Horizon League Tournament Championship this past season when they defeated Butler and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Montgomery said Evans is expected to play as a freshman, especially with the departure of Wright State star guard DaShaun Wood who was a senior. Canton McKinley alumnus Todd Brown also plays for the Raiders.
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