Evans Improves Offense For UVa

Jontel Evans

Virginia guard Jontel Evans knew he needed to expand his offensive repertoire in order to combat defenses that wanted to focus their attention on UVa’s other players. Too often during his sophomore season, defenders would drop off of him to help on other players when he didn’t have the ball and they would sag back to cut off driving lanes that lead to drive-and-kick opportunities when he had the ball.

While those tactics have continued this season, the junior’s offseason work is paying dividends more frequently for the Hoos’ offense. Evans registered 10 points and 6 assists with just 2 turnovers in the 66-49 victory against Boston College. That’s the fifth time this season and the second straight game that Evans contributed double figures in the scoring column. So far, he owns an ACC average of 6.4 points per game, an improvement of 2.4 points over his 4.0 career points per game average in conference competition.