Evan Maxwell, #55

  • Year Junior
  • Pos Center
  • H/W 6-10/235


Evan Maxwell in a few short years has gone from a lightly-recruited high school basketball player from Northeast Pennsylvania to a bonafide scholarship athlete on a major-college, blueblood team.

Now, whether the 6-foot-10 forward, who announced plans to transfer from Liberty University to Kansas last spring, can blossom into a big-school contributor and pro prospect … well, that remains to be seen.

“My role is basically up to me. I think I could either sit the bench two years or I could start for two years,” said Maxwell, who will practice this season and be eligible to compete in games as a junior in 2017-18. “It’s up to me and how hard I work. The biggest part of it is the fact they (KU coaches) believe in me and I know they believe in me and I believe in them.

“With that right there, we can make anything happen. They know I’m coming to work. I know they won’t be easy on me. They will push me to be the absolute best I can be. Since I want to be the best I can be, it’s a perfect match.”

Maxwell received offers from Monmouth and Liberty his senior year at Abington Heights High in Clarks Summit, Pa., and was also pursued by Virginia Tech, Baylor, Arizona and Cincinnati.

During his sophomore season at Liberty, he averaged 10.0 points and 4.8 rebounds a game. That output showed how far he’d come since being a seldom-used 6-foot-7 forward during his freshman year of high school.

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