Monday, April 23, 2012

Idaho State Gets First Commitment With Chris Hansen

Coach Bill Evans has his first commitment as head coach of the Idaho State Bengals.

According to his high school coach, Chris Hansen from Northwest Wyoming College has committed to play for Idaho State. Hansen is a 6'4'' guard from Fort Collins, CO, who spent his freshman season playing for the NW Wyoming Trappers.

He averaged 19 PPG last year on 43% 3-point shooting, so he should provide an instant spark for a Bengals team that lost a lot of punch after last season. He also averaged 4.5 RPG and shot over 85% from the charity stripe.

For a little background on him, I found a nice article on the NW Wyoming website. He missed his junior year of high school with a leg injury, and bounced back to lead the state in scoring as a senior. For a team that was efficiency-wise the third worst efficiency-wise in the Big Sky last year, this is a nice recruiting coup for Bill Evans.

"I have a dream to play Division I basketball, and I'm not ready to give that up," Hansen said. "I think this is the right route. It will give me a chance to work on the stuff that coaches say I need to work on to play Division I."

After missing his junior high school season with a broken leg, Hansen returned as a senior and led the state in scoring.

A 6-foot-5 guard/forward, Hansen averaged 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists. He set a school record by scoring 46 points in a win Jan. 25 over Monarch and scored 30-plus points in 10 games and 40 or more in four games.
It is clear that he is a young man with a lot of motivation, and a lot of offensive scoring talent.

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