“RayQuan did some amazing things during his career as a Cardinal. He is a two-time champion and a two-time Player of the Year. Ray can impact the game in many ways; he is a big-time athlete and has a great motor. I am certain he will continue to do great things at Florida State,” said North Idaho Head Coach Corey Simons.
A junior college transfer from North Idaho College who has two seasons of eligibility remaining as a Seminole from the beginning of the 2019-20 season…the second player from North Idaho to play basketball for Seminole Head Coach Leonard Hamilton as he follows in the footsteps of Braian Angola who is now playing in the Orlando Magic organization…a tremendous athlete who can get to the rim to score…worked hard on his shot – both long range and mid-range – during his two seasons at North Idaho…averaged in double figure scoring in both of his seasons at North Idaho as he led the Cardinals to a pair of conference championships…was selected as the MVP of the conference tournament in both seasons as a Cardinal…in his two seasons at the school, he led North Idaho to a 56-10 record (.848 winning percentage)…scored at least 20 points 10 times as a sophomore and in 18 games as a freshman…scored at least 40 points twice and at least 30 points five times as a freshman…his career high of 47 points came against Everett Community College with 42 points coming against Treasure Valley Community College as a freshman…signed with North Idaho College following his stellar high school career after first committing to Rocky Mountain College.
Made his Florida State debut with three minutes played in the Seminoles’ 79-74 win over Western Carolina (Nov. 15)…
Graduated from North Idaho College in 2019 with an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design…recognized as the Northwest Athletic Conference Male Basketball Athlete of the Year in 2019…named to the All-East Region Defensive Team and as the East Region MVP in 2019…led the Cardinals to a two-year combined record of 56-10; they finished with a combined 27-5 overall record in NWAC play including a perfect 16-0 record during the 2018-19 season…averaged 18.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists in leading North Idaho to its second consecutive Northwest Athletic Conference championship… shot .552 percent from the field and .781 percent from the free throw line in his second season…scored in double figures in each of his games as a sophomore with his season-high of 32 points, six assists and two steals coming in NIC’s victory over Walla Walla in the NWAC Tournament championship game…in leading North Idaho to the 2019 NWAC Championship, Evans averaged 23.3 points in three tournament games including a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds in the Cardinals’ semifinal round victory over Everett Community College…averaged 10 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a freshman at North Idaho…totaled 28 points to lead North Idaho to a 90-83 victory over Peninsula and claim its first ever NWAC Title…in winning the NWAC title in 2018, the Cardinals defeated a pair of No. 1 seeds to win the championship…among the league leaders in steals.
Graduated from Billings Skyview High School in 2017…earned All-State honors as named by USA Today…earned Class AA All-State First Team and Eastern Class AA All-Conference First Team honors as a senior…averaged 18.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game as he led the Falcons to a third place finish in the state championship tournament as a senior…totaled 38 points in the consolation final to secure Skyview’s third place finish…averaged 14.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a junior…played in the Montana-Wyoming All-Star game following the conclusion of his senior season…scored 10 points to lead Montana to the 93-78 victory in the first game of the All Star weekend…totaled 12 points in the second game which was also won by Montana.
Born September 16, 1998…RayQuan is the son of LaVern OldElk and Isreal Evans…his dad played basketball at the University of Montana…played two seasons as a forward at Montana (1993 and 1994)…averaged 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 0.9 steals and 0.3 blocks during his career…has three brothers – Tray, Tye and Cam….originally from (and born in) Georgetown, S.C…moved to Montana to begin his freshman year of high school…selected Florida State over Utah State, Washington State, Gonzaga, Georgia, Oregon and Utah…initially committed to Utah State before signing his National Letter of Intent to attend Florida State in April of 2019…a member of the Crow Tribe…major is Social Science.