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Lamont Evans
Lamont Evans

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
2nd Season

02/18/2014

Men's Hoops Travels to Arkansas Wednesday

Tip time set for 9 p.m. ET on CSS.

02/11/2014

Men's Hoops Hosts Vanderbilt Wednesday Night

Tip time set for 8 p.m. ET on SECTV.

03/12/2013

Gamecocks Set To Face Mississippi State In SEC Tournament Wednesday

Game time set for 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network

03/08/2013

Men's Hoops Concludes Regular Season At Vanderbilt Saturday

Game time is scheduled for 1:47 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.

03/05/2013

Men's Hoops To Host Mississippi State On Senior Night

Game time set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3.

03/16/2014

South Carolina vs. Arkansas

South Carolina vs. Arkansas (3/13/14)

2012-13 Gamecock Spotlight Video

Lamont Evans enters his second season at South Carolina after previously serving as an assistant coach at Kansas State for Frank Martin during the 2011-12 season. During his first season in Columbia, Evans helped the staff sign the No. 23 ranked class in the nation during the spring of 2013 according to ESPN.com. He also served as a student assistant (2008-09) and a graduate manager (2009-11) for Martin's Wildcats.

"Though young in actual experience, Lamont was preparing to coach even during his playing days," Martin said. "He is very well connected in the world of grassroots basketball and has great knowledge of the game."

During his four seasons associated with the program, Kansas State complied 96 victories, an average of 24 wins per season, and advanced to the postseason each year, with three trips to the NCAA Tournament. The school also received a bye in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in each of his four seasons with the program.

Evans assisted with the development of several players during his time at Kansas State, including All-Americans Denis Clemente and Jacob Pullen.

The 2008-09 squad posted 22 wins and earned an at-large bid to the Postseason NIT, which set the stage for a record-setting season in 2009-10, when the team posted a school-record 29 wins, en route to the program's first NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearance in over two decades.

The 2010-11 squad also advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament after finishing third in the Big 12. During his first season as an assistant at K-State, Evans helped guide the Wildcats to a 22-11 overall record, including a fifth-place finish in the Big 12 with a mark of 10-8, en route to the NCAA Tournament for the third-consecutive season.

Evans, a native of Eleuthera, Bahamas, first came to the United States at the age of five, eventually settling in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was a standout point guard at Hallandale High School in Hallandale, Fla., where he earned second team Florida Class 5A All-State honors as a junior, before collecting first-team accolades during his senior season in 1995-96.

Evans played his first two years of college basketball at Seminole (Fla.) Junior College in Sanford, Fla., and St. Catharine College in St. Catharine, Ky., before enrolling at Drake in 1999. After a solid season at Seminole during the 1996-97 campaign, when he averaged 19.0 points and 7.1 assists per game, his outstanding play at St. Catharine's during his sophomore season saw him draw Division I scholarship offers. Averaging 16.2 points and an impressive 10.1 assists per game at St. Catharine's, Evans was named the most valuable player of Region VII.

Evans played two seasons at Drake where he earned All-MVC and All-Newcomer Team accolades. He followed his time with the Bulldogs playing seven years professionally around the world. His stops included the U.S. Basketball League (USBL), playing for the Lakeland (Fla.) Blue Ducks, and internationally with teams in Slovenia, Germany, Finland, Belgium and Venezuela. He led teams in Slovenia and Belgium to championships, while he was named one of the top international point guards during his time in Germany.

Evans earned his bachelor's degree in social science from Kansas State in the spring of 2009.

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