Bakari Evelyn

#4 Bakari Evelyn

Pos. G
Ht. 6-2
Wt. 180
Yr. So.*
Hometown Detroit, Mich.
High School [Prev. School] Hillcrest Academy/Southfield Christian [Nebraska]

2017-18: An MVC All-Newcomer Team selection ... the lone Crusader to start all 32 games, averaged 12.6 points/game to rank second on the team ... led Crusaders with 93 assists ... pushed scoring average to a team-best 14.1 points/game in MVC-only play while connecting at a 42.3% clip from 3-point range ... scored in double figures 22 times on the season, including four efforts of at least 20 points ... scored 14 points and handed out season-high seven assists Nov. 15 in win at SIUE ... tallied six assists to go with 13 points in win over Kent State in Savannah, Ga. Nov. 24 ... followed the next night by exploding for career-high 30 points and eight rebounds as Valpo defeated UNCW ... went 8-of-11 from the floor (3-4 3PT) and 11-of-12 from the foul line in win over the Seahawks ... 30 points marked a Valpo single-game high on the season ... named co-MVP of the Savannah Invitational ... hit season-high five 3-pointers (5-6) en route to 19 points Dec. 28 at Indiana State ... went 5-of-7 from the floor, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, for 14 points in Jan. 6 win over Southern Illinois ... connected on four 3-pointers on his way to 19 points and four steals Jan. 13 at UNI ... scored 20 points in back-to-back games Jan. 27 at Illinois State and Jan. 31 against Indiana State ... also matched season best with four steals against the Redbirds ... recorded season-high nine rebounds Feb. 3 at Southern Illinois ... finished with team-best 22 points Feb. 11 in win over Illinois State, including four 3-pointers ... posted 19 points in home finale against UNI Feb. 20.

2016-17: Sat out season due to NCAA transfer regulations ... retained three seasons of eligibility.

2015-16 (Nebraska): Appeared in 18 games as a freshman for the Cornhuskers ... scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds ... knocked down all eight of his free throw attempts ... scored season-best seven points in win over Mississippi Valley State ... scored four points and grabbed two rebounds in Big Ten victory over Rutgers.

Prep: Played as a senior for Hillcrest (Ariz.) Academy, averaging 25.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game ... scored 30 or more points on three occasions ... spent first three seasons at Southfield (Mich.) Christian, helping team to 73-7 record and three conseuctive Class D state titles ... averaged 17.4 points and 4.4 assists per game as a junior ... First Team All-State as a sophomore.

Personal: Son of Gerald Evelyn and Sandee Stone ... major is sports management, with a business minor.