Born: June 19, 1990
Position: Power Forward
Height: 203 cm / 6’8”
Team: Bakken Bears
Ryan Evans is a 203 cm (6’8”) long, athletic, crafty, and versatile power forward. Ryan is outstanding in getting into the lane and playing off two feet to create his own shot or to get teammates in position to score. His offensive strengths are ability to drive and finish around the rim, create his own shot by using shot fake, step-back and pull-up moves, and getting offensive rebounds and put-backs. Ryan can face-up and use his high IQ and skills to score, or drive and finish with either hand around the basket. He is capable in playing pick and roll as a screener and/or ballhandler, which makes him a very versatile and hard player to defend. He is highly coachable and keeps it simple as he reads defense well. Ryan runs the floor well and makes excellent decisions in transition or half court situations. He is a versatile defender who uses his experience, athletic ability, and footwork to stop perimeter players or power forwards.
During 2019/2020 season, Ryan played for Bakken Bears in FIBA Europe Cup/Denmark. He was their most efficient player and one of the top players in FIBA Europe Cup. In 12 FIBA Europe Cup Games, Ryan averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds per game with 58% shooting from the field. Bakken Bears won Danish Championship, regular season title, Danish Cup and made the semi-finals of FIBA Europe Cup before the season was canceled.
During 2018/2019 season, Ryan played for Bakken Bears in FIBA Europe Cup/Denmark. He was their most efficient player and one of the top players in FIBA Europe Cup. In 18 FIBA Europe Cup Games, Ryan averaged 13 points and 5.5 rebounds per game with 47% shooting from the field, 40% from behind the 3-point line, and 69% from the free throw line. Bakken Bears won Danish Championship and made the quarter-finals of FIBA Europe Cup. Ryan was named MVP of Danish league, as he averaged 15 points and 5.5 rebounds per game with 61% shooting from the field.
Before joining Bakken Bears, Ryan played for Cholet Basket and Hyeres-Toulon in French top league and averaged 8 points and 4.5 rebounds. During 2015/2016 season, Ryan had an outstanding season in French ProB league with Saint-Quentin as he averaged 15 points and 7 rebounds per game. Prior to his playing experience in France, he played for Atomeromu which is traditionally one of the best teams in Hungarian league. He averaged 13 points and 6 rebounds per game. Below are some highlights from French and Hungarian leagues:
Prior to his international playing experience, Ryan played in G league for Sioux Falls Skyforce and averaged 8.5 points and 4 rebounds per game. During his 4 years at The University of Wisconsin he played for legendary coach Bo Ryan and they made it to the Final 4 of the NCAA tournament. As a starter, he averaged 11 points and 7 rebounds per game. Here are his college highlights:
2019/2020 Bakken Bears - FIBA Europe Cup - 15ppg, 6rpg, FG: 58%
2018/2019 Bakken Bears - FIBA Europe Cup - 13ppg, 5.5rpg, FG: 48%, 3PT: 40%
2017/2018 Cholet Basket - French ProA League - 8ppg & 4.5rpg
2016/2017 Hyeres-Toulon - French ProA League - 8ppg & 4rpg
2015/2016 Saint-Quentin - French ProB League - 15ppg & 7rpg
2014/2015 Atomeromu - Hungary - 13ppg & 6rpg
2013/2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce - G League - 8.5ppg & 4.5rpg
2009/2013 The University of Wisconsin - 11ppg & 7rpg
2019/2020 Danish Champion, Danish Regular Season Champion, and Danish Cup Champion 2019/2020
2018/2019 Danish League Champion and Danish League
Arthur Ashe Student Athlete of the Year in 2013
2013 Big 10 Academic All-American
2013 Big 10 All Tournament Team
Most Games Player in University of Wisconsin’s History (138)