Late Friday night, Liberty’s Evan Maxwell announced that he would be transferring to Kansas to spend his final two years of eligibility playing for the Jayhawks.
With size in mind, the 6-foot-10, 245-pound big man fills an obvious need in the team’s future depth chart. Maxwell should be ready to contribute in 2017-18 after sitting out one year to fulfill NCAA transfer rules. He averaged 10 points and just under five rebounds per game when he was with the Flames. After playing just two seasons at Liberty, the Clarks Summit native will get two seasons of eligibility at Kansas.
In Maxwell’s sophomore season, his minutes more than tripled from his freshman year. His six minutes per game as a freshman jumped to 21 as a sophomore. Maxwell also shot 63% from the floor and make 128 shots last season, compared to his freshman year with just 40 shot attempts total.
“Kansas came into the picture and it seemed like a very good fit,” Maxwell said. “They came in a little bit late in the process. They did a good job getting to know me as quickly as possible. I took my (campus) visit (mid week) and just being there, I knew it was the place for me. I knew it was the right people. Everything down to my parents and the way they were with the whole (coaching) staff and their wives. Every little part of it seemed the perfect fit. It was kind of a God thing. I didn’t think it would be right because I didn’t know them (before visiting). I prayed a lot. He made it clear to me. That’s what it was. I was there, felt it and knew it.”