R.J. Evans paid a visit to the XL Center this past season as a member of the Holy Cross basketball team.
According to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Evans — a graduate of nearby Norwich Free Academy — visited UConn again on Monday. This time, the circumstances were a bit different: Evans is transferring for his final year of eligiblity, the report said, and is looking at UConn, Wake Forest and Virginia.
Under the NCAA’s graduate student transfer-exception rule, Evans would be eligible to play next season as he pursues his Masters of Business Administration.
Evans is a well-built 6-foot-3 guard who attacks the paint, rebounds, shares the ball and plays hard-nosed perimeter defense. He’s not much of an outside threat to score, though. In his career at Holy Cross, he shot 26-for-138 (18.8 percent) from 3-point range.
It’s unclear how he would fit alongside Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and incoming freshman Omar Calhoun.