Evans and Hofer earn postseason honors from River States
River States Conference officials have released the 2018-19 All-River States Conference Men’s Basketball Teams and Awards for the 2018-19 season as voted on by the 13 head coaches across the River States. A total of 20 players earned All-Conference honors with 10 being selected to each the First and Second Teams, while the conference also released the River States Conference Men’s Basketball Champions of Character Team. Kwon Evans was honored for earning Second Team All-Conference honors, while Alex Hofer was named to the Champions of Character Team. Evans, a sophomore from Louisville, takes home the first All-Conference honor of his career, while he becomes the first-ever Midway men’s basketball player to earn the award since the program began in 2016-17. After a solid freshman season that saw him average 10.1 points and 5.7 rebounds a game, Evans turned it up a notch in his sophomore campaign when he averaged 16.8 points and 8.0 rebounds a contest. He also dished out 2.7 assists a game, while shooting 52.8 percent from the floor. The sophomore scored in double figures in 22 of his 28 games while surpassing the 30-point mark twice, including a career-high 32 points to go with a career-high 16 rebounds in a win over Alice Lloyd. He also posted seven double-doubles in 2018-19. He ranks in the top 10 in nine statistical categories in the RSC including 10th in points per game (16.75); ninth in total rebounds (223); eighth in rebounds per game (8.0), defensive rebounds per game (5.50), blocks per game (0.89), blocks (25); tied for seventh in double-doubles (7); seventh in offensive rebounds per game (2.46); and second in field goal percentage (52.8 percent). Alex Hofer was also honored by the conference for being named to the River States Conference Men’s Basketball Champions of Character Team. The RSC Men's Basketball Champions of Character Team recognizes one player from each school who best exhibits the five-character values of NAIA Champions of Character Program, which are Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership and Sportsmanship. The Seymour, Ind. native is finishing up his second season with the program and appeared in nine games as a sophomore. The Eagles finished the season with 12 wins overall and five victories in league play, both program records.