Birthplace: Pensacola, FL
NBA Seasons: 13
Lord of the Boards. God of the Glass. King of the Carom. Titan of the Tip-In. Baron of the Box-out. Patron Saint of the Put-Back. Sultan of the Second Shot. The Royal Rebounder.
There are only so many ways to say it (I came up with as many as I could think of): Reggie Evans is, by far, the best rebounder in the history of the BIG3. He’s led the league in rebounding every single season, making him the only player to lead the league in any statistical category for all four of the BIG3 seasons that have taken place so far.
Evans has 349 rebounds in his four-year BIG3 career. If we total up the rebounds for the second-best rebounder in every season of the BIG3 – again, we’re not comparing Evans to the second-best rebounder in league history, but the best non-Evans rebounder the league was able to produce in every season – it comes to 286. That’s a difference of 63 rebounds. The only time someone was within 10 rebounds of Evans was in 2018, when Carlos Boozer pulled down 77 rebounds to Evans’ 82. Just mind-boggling stuff.
It’s not like Evans was a one-trick pony, either. He averaged a double-double every season, and was a crucial part of the 3-Headed Monsters from 2018-2021, who, as mentioned before, have been a playoff contender every single season. All respect to the BIG3’s Chairman of the Boards.
Evans played 13 seasons in the NBA with seven teams, and quickly established himself as a tenacious rebounder. In 809 career NBA games, Evans averaged 4.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
In 2001, playing collegiately for the University of Iowa, Evans led the nation in double-doubles. He twice led the Big Ten in rebounding, and was Big Ten Tournament MVP in 2001.
After missing the entire 2022 season due to injury, Evans is looking to return to 3HM for the 2023 campaign.