Evans returning to FSU for 2021-22 season

RayQuan Evans is returning for a second senior season with the Florida State basketball team.

The point guard averaged 5.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in the 2020-21 season, and his return was confirmed by a school spokesperson. He also had 33 assists and 31 turnovers in 24 games (18 starts). Evans also shot 36.6 percent from the floor and 84.8 percent from the free-throw line.

FSU goes into the 2021-22 season with a considerable roster turnover, losing four of its top five scorers in M.J. Walker, RaiQuan Evans, Scottie Barnes and Balsa Koprivica. Sardaar Calhoun has also transferred to Texas Tech, while Nathanael Jack has transferred to Cleveland State.

Evans’ return brings depth and experience to complement three veterans — guard Anthony Polite as well as forwards Malik Osborne and Wyatt Wilkes.

FSU will welcome an influx of newcomers, including Houston transfer guard Caleb Mills and Kentucky transfer forward Cam’Ron Fletcher. The Seminoles have also landed a talented signing class that includes five-star forward Matthew Cleveland, four-star guard Jalen Warley, four-star center John Butler and three-star junior college center Naheem McLeod.

The Seminoles will also be one of the tallest Division I teams, featuring four 7-footers: Tanor Ngom, Quincy Ballard, Butler and McLeod.

FSU’s schedule for the upcoming season is still taking shape. The Seminoles will play UCF at Sunrise, Fla., on Dec. 18 and are reportedly playing South Carolina in Rock Hill, S.C.