Evans follows dream with Altitude

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

LOUISVILLE - David Evans is still a playmaker.

The former Franklin County High School basketball star is also still working toward his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.

"That's what I'm doing," Evans said. "I just want to fulfill my dreams and get as close to that as I possibly can."

Right now for Evans, 26, that involves a stint in the National Basketball Development League. Evans is a member of the Asheville (N.C.) Altitude, which faced off against the University of Louisville Sunday in an exhibition game at Freedom Hall.

The NBDL is considered as the NBA's minor league and gives promising players the chance to continue to work on their basketball skills.

Aside from a rare poor shooting night, Evans' statistics against the Cardinals displayed the typical balance he became accustomed to as an all-state basketball player for the Flyers.

The 1996 FCHS graduate finished with just three points against Louisville, but he also pulled down eight rebounds and made three steals Sunday.

Evans, in fact, had half of his team's steals in the game.

"David makes our hustle plays," said Asheville coach Joey Meyer, who previously coached at DePaul for 10 years and is the son of legendary coach Ray Meyer. "His hands are everywhere. He gets them on a lot of basketballs."

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