Southern's Evans will sign with GW

April 09, 1992|By Sam Davis | Sam Davis,Staff Writer

Southern High's Kwame Evans, an All-Metro first-team pick the past two years, said Tuesday that he will sign a letter of intent with George Washington University when the NCAA signing period begins Wednesday.

Evans, a 6-foot-6 shooting guard, has visited George Washington, but canceled visits with Temple, Miami (Fla.), Penn State and Providence.

"I pretty much made up my mind after my visit [last month], but I didn't want to tell anyone," Evans said, adding that GW coach Mike Jarvis and assistant Eddie Meyers "have the type of learning system at George Washington like we have at Southern. You just keep learning how to play the game."

Evans said the short distance from Washington also was a factor, because his biggest fan -- his mother -- still can see him play regularly.

Evans, who averaged 20.9 points last season while helping Southern maintain the area's No. 2 ranking behind Dunbar, already has scored the minimum 700 required on the Scholastic Aptitude Test for freshman eligibility under NCAA rules.

"I think it's an excellent choice," said Southern coach Meredith Smith. "I think he has a chance to go in and contribute some quality time to the program right away."

Evans is part of a strong recruiting class for Jarvis. The Colonials already have a commitment from Yinka Dare, a 7-footer from Kabba, Nigeria, who is a senior at Milford Academy in Connecticut.

Evans said the Colonials also have a good shot at signing Vaughn Jones, a 6-4 forward from DeMatha who will be one of Evans' teammates on the Capital team in tonight's Capital Classic at the University of Maryland (8 p.m.). Dare will play for the United States All-Stars in tonight's game.

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