Chris Evans Death – Former Norristown and Chestnut Hill forward Chris Evan has sadly passed away. He was announced dead through a social media publication made on Monday, August 7th, 2023, that says “So sad to see the news of former Norristown and Chestnut Hill forward Chris Evans’ passing. Chris was a bright, affable young man who was coaching at his alma mater, getting out there in the hoops world, had a whole life ahead of him. Thinking about his friends, family, and loved ones today.”
Who was Chris Evans?
Chris Evans formerly played as a Power Forward for the Men’s Basketball team at Chestnut Hill College. During his freshman year from 2014 to 2015, Evans participated in 15 games, making one start (15gp-1gs). In those matches, he had an average of 1.7 points per game (PPG) and 1.0 rebounds per game (RPG). His shooting statistics were as follows: 36.4% (8-of-22) from the field, 37.5% (3-of-8) from beyond the three-point line, and 63.6% (7-of-11) from free throws.
In his sophomore year from 2015 to 2016, Evans appeared in 10 games, starting in two (10gp-2gs). He maintained an average of 3.1 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 7.6 minutes per game. His shooting percentages were 28.9% (11-for-38) from the field, 29.4% (5-of-17) from three-point range, and 66.7% (4-of-6) from the free-throw line.
About Chris Evans
Transitioning to his junior year in the 2016-2017 season, Evans played in 26 games and started in 23 (26gp-23gs). He was recognized on the CACC Weekly Honor Roll on December 5th. Throughout the season, he secured a starting position and emerged as a leading scorer for the Griffins, averaging 12.8 PPG. Evans also excelled in various statistical categories, topping the team in field goal percentage (50.4%, 126-of-250), three-point percentage (40.4%, 38-of-94), rebounds (108, averaging 4.2 per game), and sharing the lead in blocks (14).
His exceptional performance led to him receiving the team’s Coach’s Award at the conclusion of the season. Evans earned additional recognition in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll in 2016 and 2018. Notably, he played a crucial role in helping Chestnut Hill College secure their first CACC victory of the season with a 61-60 win against Dominican College.
In 2018, Chris Evans ’18 made a transition to the coaching side, joining the Chestnut Hill College men’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant before the 2019-2020 season. He continued to contribute to the coaching staff and returned for the 2021-2022 season.
Chris Evans’ obituary and obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.
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