ORLANDO, Fla. – UAlbany men's basketball team fought hard
against the University of Florida Thursday, and no one on the team battled more than senior DJ Evans.
“I just didn't want to let my team down,” Evans said. “I
feel like I'm a huge factor because I'm the point guard, so I just don't wanna
let my teammates down today.”
Evans got knocked down during the game, but he got back up
and led the team with 21 points and seven rebounds.
“The way DJ Evans has been playing the last couple weeks is
the way this team has been just fearless and not afraid of a challenge,” Coach
Will Brown said.
DJ Evans and the rest of the senior class left a legacy on
UAlbany including their first NCAA Tournament win, consecutive tournament
appearances as well as consecutive America East championships.
The team will not be losing all of its star players. Two
second team All-Conference players Peter Hooley and Sam Rowley are returning
for the 2014-15 season.