"I went with my heart," Evans said. "I felt comfortable with them."Evans, a 6-foot-3, 252-pounder with tremendous speed on the pass rush, led the Royals to the CHSFL 'AA' bowl title after a season in which he had 16 sacks and 92 tackles.The East New York product said that Penn State was the best fit for him personally. The Nittany Lions have been known to produce strong defensive players - it's also known as "Linebacker U" - and it seems a player with Evans' abilities fits their style perfectly.And it didn't hurt that legendary Joe Paterno, a fellow Brooklyn native, is the team's head coach."He told me he'd love to coach me as a (fellow) Brooklyn guy," Evans said.Evans is rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and was the No. 1-ranked player in New York State by Scout.com.Women's BasketballSt. John's junior forward Angela Clark has been named to the Big East's weekly honor roll, the conference announced Monday. Clark led St. John's with 18 points in its upset of then-No. 12 Notre Dame on Jan. 4, then posted her eighth double-double of the year in a Saturday victory over Georgetown.For the week, Clark averaged 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals per game in addition to shooting over 60 percent from the field.St. John's 74, Georgetown 54. St. John's handily defeated Georgetown on Saturday afternoon, 74-54, for its second straight Big East victory. Greeba Barlow scored a team-high 15 points, while Angela Clark added 14 points and 16 rebounds.With the win, St. John's improved to 12-2, 2-1 in the Big East, while Georgetown dropped to 7-6, 0-2 in the conference.Mr. Smith honored by CUNYACYork College's Shayne Smith was named CUNYAC men's basketball player of the week Monday. The senior guard helped lead the CUNYAC South Division leader to a 3-1 week, including a pair of key league victories against Staten Island and Brooklyn. The 5-foot-9 point guard averaged 20.0 points, 4.3 assists, and 2.3 steals and was 17-for-19 (.895) from the foul line.
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