Coach Carter Announces Two New Basketball Recruits

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RENO, Nev. — Jerry Evans Jr. and Malik Story will join the Wolf Pack men’s basketball team beginning in 2009-2010, first-year University of Nevada head coach David Carter announced Wednesday.

A 6-7, 180-pound guard, Evans comes to Nevada from Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, Calif. He averaged 15.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last year. He also shot 54.6 percent from the field last year in helping his team to a 26-7 record.

“Jerry is a very talented and versatile guard. He really fits the way we want to play at Nevada and should be able to help us,” Carter said.

Story is a 6-5, 222-pound guard who is originally from Los Angeles, Calif. He spent the 2008-09 season at Indiana University where he averaged 5.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game and will have three years of eligibility at Nevada after redshirting the 2009-10 season. A 2008 graduate of Ribet Academy in Los Angeles, Story also attended Artesia High School in Los Angeles where he helped his team to a pair of state championships and averaged 14.7 points per game as a junior.

“Malik is a strong, physical guard who gained a lot of experience at Indiana last year. After sitting out next year, he will really be able to contribute to our program and will be a very good player at Nevada.”

Evans and Story join Marko Cukic (Belgrade, Serbia) and Patrick Nyeko (Seattle, Wash.) in Nevada’s spring signing class and Devonte Elliott (Paramount, Calif.) who signed with the Wolf Pack in the fall.