Reginald Jamaal Evans, better known as Reggie Evans, is a professional basketball player from the United States of America who played as a power forward. A strong rebounder with great defense, Evans has made himself an incredible defensive asset to the teams in the NBA. Evans began his playing career at the Woodham High School before graduating and going to the Coffeyville Community College for two years. At the end of the 2000 season, Evans moved to the University of Iowa and led the country in free-throw attempts, free-throws made as well as in double-doubles. In 2001 and 2002, Evans was the Big Ten conference leader in rebounds while winning the tournament MVP award in 2001 and getting named to the All- Big Ten Second Team in 2002.

Following college, Evans signed with the Seattle SuperSonics as a free agent after going undrafted in the 2002 NBA Draft. Despite low playing time, Evans would prove his defensive and rebounding capabilities time and again as he finished 9th in the NBA, in rebounds, despite playing less than 24 minutes a game. He continued to be a regular part of the team, making a major defensive impact in 2004-05 when he played and started 79 games for the SuperSonics.

Born 18 May 1980
Nationality United States United States
Team History
206 toronto raptors Toronto 2009 - 2011
205 philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 2007 - 2009

Evans played a career-high 23.8 minutes per game while grabbing a career-high 9.3 rebounds per game. The following year, midway through 2005-06, Evans was traded out to the Denver Nuggets where he got more playing time to begin with. The trade came after a change in management at Seattle saw Evans get even lesser playing time. Evans became the first player, since Dennis Rodman against the Suns, to grab 20 rebounds in a scoreless game. Evans would pick up a suspension against the Los Angeles Clippers after grabbing Chris Kaman in the “unmentionables”.

In September, 2007, Evans was traded out to the Philadelphia 76ers, along with Ricky Sanchez, in exchange for Steven Hunter and Bobby Jones. Evans’ introduction into the starting lineup took the Sixers into the top-15 rebounding teams of the NBA, from being the worst.

In 2009, Evans moved to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jason Kapono.

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