Shannon Evans set to transfer to Arizona State

The Pac-12 is expected to be wide open this upcoming season and that is motivating Arizona State to make program changing moves this offseason.

According to CBS Sports, the Sun Devils landed an important transfer on Friday as former Buffalo guard Shannon Evans has decided to take his talents to Tempe.

Evans, who must sit out next season before having two years of eligibility remaining, averaged 15.4 points per game, and 4.6 assists as a sophomore last season.

The 6-foot-1 native of Suffolk, Virginia is reuniting with his head coach at Buffalo, Bobby Hurley, who was hired by the Sun Devils after the school fired Herb Sendek. Tra Holder and Evans are likely to run the show in 2016-17 with both having the ability to mature over the next year.

Evans and Hurley were able to lead Buffalo to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history following a sweep of the MAC Conference Tournament. In the second round of the Big Dance, Evans scored 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to defeat a stingy West Virginia team.

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